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

“Chapter 48,” Book of Mormon Stories, 136–37

Chapter 48

Peace in America

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

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

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

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

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

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The people built new cities where others had been destroyed.

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

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The people were happy.

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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.

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The Lord blessed the people in everything they did.

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