1 Nephi 11: Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 12: Nephi sees in vision the land of promise; the righteousness, iniquity, and downfall of its inhabitants; the coming of the Lamb of God among them; how the Twelve Disciples and the Twelve Apostles will judge Israel; and the loathsome and filthy state of those who dwindle in unbelief. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 13: Nephi sees in vision the church of the devil set up among the Gentiles, the discovery and colonizing of America, the loss of many plain and precious parts of the Bible, the resultant state of gentile apostasy, the restoration of the gospel, the coming forth of latter-day scripture, and the building up of Zion. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 14: An angel tells Nephi of the blessings and cursings to fall upon the Gentiles—There are only two churches: the Church of the Lamb of God and the church of the devil—The Saints of God in all nations are persecuted by the great and abominable church—The Apostle John will write concerning the end of the world. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 15: Lehi’s seed are to receive the gospel from the Gentiles in the latter days—The gathering of Israel is likened unto an olive tree whose natural branches will be grafted in again—Nephi interprets the vision of the tree of life and speaks of the justice of God in dividing the wicked from the righteous. About 600–592 B.C.
2 Corinthians 8: True Saints impart of their substance to the poor—Christ, out of His poverty, brought eternal riches. 2 Corinthians 9: God loves and rewards a cheerful giver—Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 10: Bring every thought into obedience—Paul glories in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 11: Maintain the simplicity that is in Christ—Satan sends forth false apostles—Paul glories in his sufferings for Christ. 2 Corinthians 12: Paul is caught up to the third heaven—The Lord gives men weaknesses that they may triumph over them—Paul manifests the signs of an Apostle. 2 Corinthians 13: Saints should test themselves as to righteousness—Be perfect and of one mind; live in peace.
2 Corinthians 1: God comforts and cares for His Saints—The Saints are sealed and given assurance by the Spirit in their hearts. 2 Corinthians 2: Saints should love and forgive one another—They always triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3: The gospel surpasses the law of Moses—Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 4: Gospel light shines on the Saints—Mortal trials are nothing as contrasted with eternal glory. 2 Corinthians 5: Saints walk by faith and seek tabernacles of immortal glory—The gospel reconciles man to God—God’s ministers carry the word of reconciliation to the world. 2 Corinthians 6: Now is the day of salvation—God’s ministers must walk uprightly and bear all things—Saints should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 7: Godly sorrow for sin leads to repentance—The sorrow of the world leads to death.
Joseph Smith—Matthew 1: Jesus foretells the impending destruction of Jerusalem—He also discourses on the Second Coming of the Son of Man, and the destruction of the wicked. Matthew 25: Jesus gives the parables of the ten virgins, the talents, and the sheep and the goats. Mark 12: Jesus gives the parable of the wicked husbandmen—He speaks of paying taxes, celestial marriage, the two great commandments, the divine sonship of Christ, and the widow’s mites. Mark 13: Jesus tells of the calamities and signs preceding the Second Coming—There will be false Christs and false prophets—He gives the parable of the fig tree. Luke 21: Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple and of Jerusalem—He tells of the signs to precede His Second Coming and gives the parable of the fig tree.
Maurine and Scot Proctor of Meridian Magazine have spent extensive time in the Holy Land, researching the life of Christ. They have also taught the New Testament in the Institute…