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|Title||Chapter 39: 3 Nephi 1–7|
|Publication Type||Manual Lesson|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Corporate Authors||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Manual Title||Book of Mormon Student Manual|
|Publisher||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|Place Published||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Calendar; Faith; Nephi (Son of Nephi); Prophecy; Repentance; Signs|
President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) observed that “the record of the Nephite history just prior to the Savior’s visit reveals many parallels to our own day as we anticipate the Savior’s second coming” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1987, 3; or Ensign, May 1987, 4). Only those with firm testimonies and full conversions were able to remain steadfast prior to the Savior’s appearance in America. The same is true in our day. Only those with firm testimonies and full conversions will be able to remain steadfast prior to the Lord’s Second Coming. A careful study of 3 Nephi 1–7 will help you understand how your testimony of Jesus Christ and conversion to His gospel will give you the sustaining strength you need to stay true to the Savior during the challenging days in which you live.
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