“Nephi Did Minister with Power and with Great Authority”

D. Kelly Ogden, Andrew C. Skinner

This Nephi, son of Nephi, was one of the greatest prophets of all time. The voice of the Lord came to him, as did angels—ministering to him daily. He performed many miracles, including raising his brother Timothy from the dead (also 3 Nephi 19:4). He was keeper of the Nephite records and later was chosen as one of Jesus’ twelve apostles in the Americas, even baptizing the others who were called (3 Nephi 19:12). It appears that he served the same role as did Peter in the original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—president of the quorum.

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