Jesus Christ taught the descendants of Lehi in the Americas (who were of the house of Israel) many of the same principles He taught to His Jewish disciples in the Old World. The teachings as recorded in the book of Matthew, found in the New Testament, known as the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) were again taught by the Savior when he visited Lehi’s descendants.
Below is the third of the Beatitudes, as recorded in the King James version of Matthew, and the comparable teaching as found in 3 Nephi of the Book of Mormon.
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
“And blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (3 Nephi 12:5)
-How much of the pain and suffering in the interpersonal affairs of humanity is caused by those who are the opposite of meek (god-despising, unprincipled, prideful, arrogant, impatient, dismissive of gospel teachings)?
-Will any of the above (who don’t repent) be a part of the beautiful society that will exist upon the Earth after it is celestialized?