“A Holy Land”
The prophets of the Book of Mormon frequently referred to the Americas as a promised land. Enos’s record now gives it a higher designation, -a holy land. A land which is holy is a land consecrated, dedicated, and set apart, a land blessed by the hand of the Lord for his service and his purposes. This land is the place of Eden, the place of Adam-ondi-Ahman, the place of the New Jerusalem, the birthplace of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration. It has been designated by God as a sanctuary for truth and righteousness. It is from the American continent that in this dispensation the seeds of salvation have been and will be carried to all other lands.
Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet