Joseph Smith received the gold plates as prophesied by Nephi. Image via
KnoWhy #52
“For those who shall be destroyed shall speak unto them out of the ground, and their speech shall be low out of the dust, and their voice shall be as one that hath a familiar spirit”
2 Nephi 26:16; cf. Isaiah 29:4
The Council of Nicea, fresco in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican.
KnoWhy #44
“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders”
1 Nephi 21:22
The Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Image via Adobe Stock
KnoWhy #40
“Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign—Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
2 Nephi 17:14; Isaiah 7:14
Christ revealing himself to the people of the New World. Image via
KnoWhy #37
“And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah … for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him; wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word. Nevertheless, God sendeth more witnesses, and he proveth all his words”
2 Nephi 11:2-3
The Names of Jesus Christ, by Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #36
“Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name—should come among the Jews”
2 Nephi 10:3
The Church of the Lamb and the Church of the Devil
KnoWhy #16
“Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil”
1 Nephi 14:10