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Chapter 41: The Signs of Christ’s Birth


“Chapter 41: The Signs of Christ’s Birth,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 114–16

“Chapter 41,” Book of Mormon Stories, 114–16

Chapter 41

The Signs of Christ’s Birth

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Nephi, the son of Helaman, gave the sacred records and scriptures to his oldest son, Nephi.

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The Nephites saw great signs and miracles that prophets had said would happen before Jesus Christ’s birth.

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But some Nephites said the time for Jesus’ birth had already passed. They mocked those who still believed Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecies.

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The people who believed in Jesus Christ and in the prophets were sad to think that something might keep the prophecies from being fulfilled.

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The people watched faithfully for a night with no darkness, which was the sign that Jesus Christ would be born.

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Those who did not believe in Jesus Christ chose a day to kill the believers if the sign had not happened.

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Nephi was sad because of the wickedness of those who did not believe in the Savior.

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Nephi prayed all day for the people who were going to be killed.

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The Lord comforted Nephi and told him that it would not get dark that night. Jesus would be born the next day in Bethlehem.

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That night the sun went down, but it did not get dark. The sign of Jesus Christ’s birth had come. The people were astonished.

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Those who had planned to kill the believers fell down and appeared to be dead.

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They were afraid because they had been wicked. Now they knew that the Savior would be born and that the prophets had been right.

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It stayed light all night. When the sun came up the next morning, the people knew that Jesus Christ would be born that day. The prophecies had been fulfilled.

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A new star appeared in the sky, just as the prophets had said it would.

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Satan still tried to get people not to believe the signs they had seen, but most did believe.

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Nephi and other Church leaders baptized all those who believed and repented.

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There were glad tidings in the land because the words of the prophets had been fulfilled. Jesus Christ had been born.