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Dear Gramps,

I have a friend who was raised in the Jewish religion. She does not practice that religion and is not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I am visiting her grandmother as a visiting teacher, she sits in on the conversation and the message. She was raised to believe that Jesus Christ was a person who did good, but she does not believe that he is the Savior or that he was resurrected. What can I say to her about this? I told her that there are Jews who have converted to the church. She would like me to find some information on their conversions. Do you know of anything? I would appreciate your help on this.

Karen

 

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Dear Karen,

There are numbers of people from the Jewish faith who have accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ. Among them are two prominent men who lived in Jerusalem many, many years ago. Their names are Lehi and Nephi, and the account of their knowing the Savior is given in the Book of Mormon. The prophet, Mormon, who compiled the book, wrote in the preface,

Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites- Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile…

Another prominent Mormon Jew is Daniel Rona, who is an Israeli from Jerusalem, also an American citizen, who is the only licensed Mormon guide in Israel. He conducts tours of the Holy Land. You can read about him and his work on his website, Israel Revealed.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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