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Yesterday at church, a woman in my congregation came to me and said, “A couple of months ago you said in church that you had needed a miracle to happen before X could happen and that you had seen that miracle happen. Can I ask–what was the miracle related to?” I looked at her. I faintly remembered saying those words. I had no idea what miracle I had seen happen. And I knew that, in all likelihood, I had nowhere written it down.

Mormons believe that after Christ was crucified, resurrected, and had visited His disciples in Jerusalem, He visited people in the Americas. (Some of those He refers to in St. John as His “other sheep.”) While there, He taught them the same doctrine He’d taught to his disciples in the Holy Land—be ye therefore perfect; blessed are the peacemakers; baptism; “And behold, I am the light and the life of the world.”

But also while there, He made a surprising request: He asked the prophet to show Him their scriptures, the words their prophets had written.

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