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  "And they shall know that the Lord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the mighty one of Israel." 1 Nephi 7:25
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And Jesus Said,


"... Other   sheep I have which  are  not  of  this  fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and  there  shall  be one  fold,  and  one  shepherd" Book of Mormon - III Nephi 7:16

"And verily, I say unto you, that ye  are they  of whom I said,  Other  sheep  I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. And they understood me not,  for  they  supposed  it  had  been  the  Gentiles;  for they  understood not that the Gentiles  should  be  converted  through  their  preaching;   And  they understood me  not  that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood 
me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice;  that I should not manifest myself unto them, save it were by the  Holy Ghost.   But  behold,  ye have both heard my voice, and seen me, and ye are  my sheep,  and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me. III Nephi 7:20-23

"Therefore give heed to my words;  write  the  things  which I have  told  you, and according to the times and the will of the Father, t hey shall go forth  unto the Gentiles. And whosoever will hearken unto my words, and repenteth,  and is baptized,  the same  shall be saved. Search the prophets, for many there be that testify of these things. And now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these   words,   he  said  unto  them  again,  after  he  had  expounded  all  the scriptures  unto  them  which  they  had  received,  he said unto them, Behold, other scriptures  I would  that ye should write, And it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written, therefore it was written according as he commanded." III Nephi 10:31-33

It is believed that the events of the Book of Mormon took place in Central America, and  that in the years beyond the end of the Book, people moved outward into several parts  of America.

Is there any evidence for Christianity among the Native American religions? Clara D. True, an Indian agent in California wrote:

"The Indians  have a religious  life all their own, of  which few white  people are aware. I think the majority of Indians have not departed very far from the old beliefs, even though most of the people are members of Christian churches.  There is much that is beautiful in  the  so-called  pagan religion.   In  fact,  among some of the more highly developed tribes there appears to be little difference between the teachings of the Indian divinity and those of Christ.  One is tempted, upon intimate knowledge of some of the old people , to wonder whether the Son of Man appeared to the Indians also...."

Did the Native Americans in the New World have an experience with Jesus? Consider these authentic records of beliefs found among tribes:

In Oklahoma, a  "Healer" c ame and corrected all the  ordinances  of the  Temples.  He  chose a following of 12 men, and told of a land across the ocean where he had been  born of a  virgin  on a night  when a  bright star shone  over  his  village.  This healer's  name: "Chee-zoos."

Quetzalcoatl, the great god of Mesoamerica, is described in this analysis: "If  we turn to the New World, we  shall find,  strange though it  may appear,  that the ancient Mexicans... worshiped a crucified savior. This was the virgin-born Quetzalcoatl,  whose  crucifixion is  represented in the  paintings of the Codex Borgianus and Codex  Vaticanus. .... The Spanish monks who went to Mexico were    surprised  to  find   the   crucifix among the [so   called] heathen Inhabitants...

An Oneida tradition recounts the visit of a bearded,  fair-skinned,  white-robed  stranger  who instructed them to live together in peace.  Such was the will of his father, the  Great Spirit. He had been born across the sea in a land where all men were bearded.   When  the Oneidas asked him what his name was, he responded: "Ye-sos."

Among the Papagos,  Ee-see-coatl  is  remembered  as having  said,   "Do not scold the little children, but instead let them come to me, for such is the will of my father in heaven." He healed wounds and ended human sacrifice.

John de Leri, a missionary  to the  Brazilians,  recorded that  after he  had explained the story of Christ from  the Bible, his audience informed him.  "You have told us wonderful things that have recalled to our minds what we have often heard from our forefathers..."

Among the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek, the God Eemee-shee had powers  over the  heavens and the earth.   He foretold the  coming of  the white man.  His symbols  are the morning star, cross ,  and   the  sacred  tree of ceremony. He told the Indians about winged beings who sang during his birth.

Most  tribes  in America  have a  legend that parallels Christ too closely to  be dismissed. Daniel  Brinton says,   "The place of his  birth  is  nearly  always located  in  the  East; ... Whenever the personal appearance of the hero-God is described, it is , strangely enough, represented  to be  that  of one  of the  white  race,  a  man  of  fair  complexion,  with  long flowing beard, with abundant hair, and clothed in ample and loose robes.
 
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