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The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming
|Title||The Coming of Christ to the Nephites: A Pattern for His Second Coming|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Welch, John W., and Greg Welch|
|Publisher||Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||3 Nephi; Second Coming|
great signs in heaven and on earth, secret combinations that destroy society and the government, and great natural disasters preceding the second coming of Jesus Christ. In addition, as before, the Lord has issued warnings to the Saints in this dispensation concerning pride, hypocrisy, and other forms of wickedness—lest church members "become as the Nephites of old" (D&C 38:39). Such warnings signal potential problems that may exist in the church prior to the second coming. This table lists the conditions that correspond to both the first and second comings of Christ, as well as scriptural references documenting each relevant prophecy or event.