“I Should Not Manifest Myself Unto Them Save It Were by the Holy Ghost”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Neither the mortal nor the resurrected Christ manifested himself to the Gentiles to teach them, convert them, and gather them into his kingdom. It was Peter’s vision (see Acts 10) that opened the proselyting work among the Gentiles. It was Peter, Paul and the other disciples who took the gospel to the Gentiles. The reality of Christ’s resurrection and the truthfulness of his gospel were not established among Gentiles by his ministry or appearance but rather “that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 10:45).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4