Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Prophecy Fulfilled 011

The Book of Mormon in several places prophesies that gentiles in America will be numbered among the seed of Lehi or the house of Israel 1 Nephi 14:2, 2 Nephi 10:18-19, 3 Nephi 21:6, 3 Nephi 30:2. The text uses the term "numbered" to refer to membership in the true Church Moroni 6:4, 7. It also uses the term like a modern census taker would - to denote that a person belongs to a certain ethnic or political group Alma 45:13, 3 Nephi 2:14, 16.

This prophecy has been fulfilled in a remarkable way in many Latin American countries where large percentages of the population are mestizos of mixed native American and European ancestry. So, for example, the CIA World Fact Book reports that Guatemala is 60.1% mestizo (aka ladino), Peru is 60.2%, and Mexico is 62% mestizo. Modern mestizos realize they are a new race and culture - neither Amerindian nor European, and they are proud of both legacies. In Latin American countries where mestizos predominate, gentiles are literally numbered among the seed of Lehi, aka remnant of Jacob, in direct fulfillment of 3 Nephi 21:22.
Most Modern Mexicans and Many Latin Americans are Mestizos