Jesus Christ taught the descendants of Lehi in the Americas (who were of the house of Israel) many of the same gospel 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 seventh 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 peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
And blessed are all the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. (3 Nephi 12:9)
- Is peace one of the main results created in the world by those who Christ calls His children?