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"The Fifth Gospel"
Title"The Fifth Gospel"
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1905
AuthorsRoberts, B.H.
MagazineThe Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume67
Issue Number2
Pagination17-20
Date Published12 January 1905
KeywordsChrist in America; Fifth Gospel; Jesus Christ, Postmortal Appearances of
Abstract

Addresses claims against 3 3 Nephi by “a sectarian minister of high standing” that the “Fifth Gospel” only deserved a place among the “apocryphal gospels” because he challenged that it did not add anything to the understanding of Christ. Elder Roberts responds in this article be asserting that 3 Nephi’s relation of the appearance of the risen Christ on the American continent shows that His ministry was not limited to the eastern hemisphere; He also visited the lost tribes of Israel and raised up prophets in the Americas who foretold his appearance.