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The Christ Story in the Book of Mormon

TitleThe Christ Story in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1939
AuthorsHolmes, Samuel L.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number40
Pagination630–631, 638–639
Date Published5 October 1939
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Christ in America; Great White God; Mexico; Quetzalcoatl

This article states that the Nephite people knew of Christ, his birth, mission, and death. When Mexico was conquered in 1520, Cortez found a fallen Christian Church, but the descendants of Lehi had not entirely forgotten their great white god and his wondrous miracles and teachings, which had become the worship of Quetzalcoatl. Thinking he had returned, the people welcomed the Spaniards.