How were those at Bountiful prepared to receive the Lord?

Thomas R. Valletta

“Those who survived the tumult and witnessed these events were the more righteous ones. The wicked were slain in the destruction (3 Nephi 9:12–13; 10:12–13). … After all these things had happened to them, they could not ever be casual or indifferent about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the true purpose of life. They were ready to see, hear, and participate in the personal ministry of Jesus, their Lord and Redeemer” (Matthews, “Jesus the Savior,” 27).

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