After Jesus Christ’s resurrection, He appeared to His disciples and other followers on various occasions. The Bible describes several instances of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances, but what about in the Book of Mormon? In this article, we will explore who Jesus visited after His resurrection according to the LDS Church.
The Book of Mormon Account
In the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ appeared to the people in the American continent after His resurrection. This event is known as the “Great Visit” and is recorded in 3 Nephi, chapters 11-28.
Appearance to Nephi
Before appearing to the people, Jesus first appeared to Nephi, one of the prophets who compiled the Book of Mormon records. This account is recorded in 3 Nephi 11:7-17. During this appearance, Jesus gave Nephi power and authority to baptize people.
Appearance to the People
After appearing to Nephi, Jesus Christ then appeared to a multitude of people gathered at the temple in Bountiful. This account is recorded in 3 Nephi 11:18-41. During this appearance, Jesus taught them His gospel and administered the sacrament.
Baptism and Holy Ghost
After teaching them His gospel, Jesus instructed them on how to be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This account is recorded in 3 Nephi 11:21-38.
Miracles and Healings
Jesus also performed several miracles and healings among the people during this visitation. For example, He healed their sick and afflicted (see 3 Nephi 17:7-10) and caused their children to be blessed (see 3 Nephi 17:21-24).
In addition to teaching and performing miracles, Jesus also ministered to individuals on a personal level. He blessed the children one by one (see 3 Nephi 17:21-24) and called forth Nephi, Timothy, and Jonas to come forward and feel the wounds in His hands and feet (see 3 Nephi 11:14-15).
In conclusion, according to the LDS Church, Jesus Christ appeared to the people in the American continent after His resurrection. This event is recorded in 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and is known as the “Great Visit.”
During this visitation, Jesus taught them His gospel, administered the sacrament, performed miracles and healings, and ministered to individuals on a personal level. The account of this visitation provides additional witness of Jesus Christ’s divinity and His love for all His children.