Chapter 48

Peace in America

“Chapter 48: Peace in America,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 136–37

disciples teaching

After Jesus returned to heaven, his disciples set up his Church throughout the land.

man being baptized

The people who repented of their sins were baptized and received the Holy Ghost.

people happy

Soon all the Nephites and Lamanites were converted. They did not argue and everyone was honest.

people sitting

No one was rich or poor. The people shared everything, and they all had what they needed.

man being blessed

The disciples performed many miracles in the name of Jesus Christ. They healed the sick and brought the dead back to life.

people building

The people built new cities where others had been destroyed.

men talking

They obeyed God’s commandments. They fasted and prayed and met together often to hear the word of God.

boys playing

The people were happy.

men talking

There were no robbers, no liars, no murderers. The people were no longer divided into Nephites and Lamanites but were all one, the children of Christ.

father and son

The Lord blessed the people in everything they did.

people working in field

They lived in peace for 200 years. The people became very rich.