Two Centuries of Zionist Utopia
Nephite Decline and Downfall
Time passes, and all those that repent, are baptized and receive the Holy Ghost are welcome in the church founded by Jesus’ disciples.
Soon after, everyone is converted, and all live together peacefully.
The people live in freedom and equality.
Peace abounds as Jesus’ disciples perform an abundance of miracles in Jesus’ name.
Many more years go by in prosperity, and the people rebuild the city of Zarahemla along with many other cities.
The Nephites multiply, receive the Lord’s blessings, and accept the new, higher of law of Christ instead of the old law of Moses.
There is no contention among the people, only miracles.
One hundred years pass from the visit of Christ; the original disciples have all died and been replaced (except for the three who were granted immortality) and the majority of the first generation that witnessed Christ’s visit firsthand have died.
The people continue to live in peace and harmony—there are no distinctions into Nephites or Lamanites, but they are all accounted for as children of Christ.
Ten years later, the first generation has all died, and the Lord continues to bless the people in all things.
All this while, Nephi (the disciple Nephi’s son) was keeping the Nephite record, and he hands it over to his son Amos, who notes that a small number of people have left the Nephite body and assumed a Lamanite identity.
Amos makes his record, and passes it on to his son, also named Amos.
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