Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Native Americans and History of Easter

Native Americans and History of Easter
Pre-Columbian Epic Heroes Saw Resurrected Jesus

After the Passion of Christ— The Rest of the Story

In the Bible, the prophet Isaiah said that a remnant of Judah would go out of Jerusalem, and escape the Babylonian captivity. (Isaiah 37:32KJV) A nineteenth century historical discovery affirms Judeo-Christian roots of Native Americans, who may even be the famous and mysterious “remnant” referred to by Isaiah in the Bible.
Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile.
— Which is to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers.
—And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the
ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations. (Title Page, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ)

One hundred years later, descendants of Judah’s brother Joseph did indeed flee persecution in Jerusalem because of their belief in Christ. They voyaged to Central America, where their leader, a devout Christian prophet, founded a Christian nation.
This remnant of Israel kept faithful records, including an eyewitness account of a visit by the resurrected Jesus Christ a short time after his crucifixion.

In the Native American version of the Easter story, Jesus himself walked on the American continent after he was crucified and resurrected. This account thus authenticates the wide-spread legends in Native American lore concerning a “pale bearded god”,and explains the astonishing behavior of the Aztecs

And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together, of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the land Bountiful; and they were marveling and wondering one with another, and were showing one to another the great and marvelous change which had taken place.
          And they were also conversing about this
Jesus Christ, of whom the sign had been given concerning his death.
          And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice as if it came out of heaven; and they cast their eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard; and it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice; nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center, insomuch that there was no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake; yea, it did pierce them to the very
soul, and did cause their hearts to burn.
 And it came to pass that again they heard the voice, and they understood it not.
         And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.
(3Nephi 11:1-5)

Continued: Jesus and the Children

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