Book of Mormon Stories, (1997), 131–33
One day when the disciples were together fasting and praying, Jesus Christ came to them.
3 Nephi 27:1–2
The disciples asked him what they should name the Church. Jesus said it should be named after him because it was his Church.
3 Nephi 27:3, 7
Jesus explained to his disciples that Heavenly Father had sent him to earth to give his life for all people.
3 Nephi 27:14
He said everyone who repents, is baptized in his name, and obeys his commandments will be held guiltless before Heavenly Father.
3 Nephi 27:16
The Savior told his disciples to do the things they had seen him do. He had set the example for them.
3 Nephi 27:21
He also told them to write down what they had seen and heard so that others could know about it.
3 Nephi 27:23–25
Jesus asked his disciples what they would like from him. Nine of them wanted to be with him after their lives on earth had ended.
3 Nephi 28:1–2
Jesus promised them that when they were 72 years old, they would go to him in heaven.
3 Nephi 28:3
The other three disciples did not dare ask for what they wanted, but Jesus knew. They wanted to stay on the earth and teach the gospel until Jesus came again.
3 Nephi 28:5–6, 9
The Savior promised them that they would not suffer pain or sorrow and would not die. They would teach people the gospel until he returned.
3 Nephi 28:7–9
Jesus touched each disciple except the three who would stay on the earth. Then he left.
3 Nephi 28:12
The three disciples were taken to heaven, where they saw and heard many wonderful things. They were better able to understand the things of God.
3 Nephi 28:13, 15
Their bodies were changed so they would not die.
3 Nephi 28:15
The three disciples returned to earth and began preaching and baptizing.
3 Nephi 28:16, 18
Wicked Nephites threw the three disciples into prison and into deep pits, but God’s power helped them escape.
3 Nephi 28:19–20
When they were pushed into furnaces and into dens with wild animals, they were also protected by the power of God.
3 Nephi 28:21–22
The three disciples continued to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nephites. They are still preaching his gospel.
3 Nephi 28:23, 27–29
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