Saturday, September 24, 2011

Putting Lehi in perspective

We know from the first few pages of the Book of Mormon that Lehi:
- Was a "goodly" father
- Was married to a "goodly"woman
- Had 4 sons and 2 or more daughters
- His "language" was Egyptian and his learning was Jewish
- Dwelt at Jerusalem all his days
- Had gold, silver, and precious things
- Believed the prophets who testified of the destruction of Jerusalem
- Prayed with all his heart on behalf of his people
- Saw a pillar of fire
- Saw and conversed with the pre-mortal Jesus Christ
- Had many visions and dreams
- Prophesied without fear of his own life
- Left his home and possessions
- Was obedient to the commandments of God

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