The Visions of Babylon Given to Prophets of Different Times and Places

1 Nephi 14

1 Nephi 14

1 Nephi 14

1 Nephi 14:Verse 19

19 And I looked and beheld a man, and he was dressed in a white robe.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 20

20 And the angel said unto me: Behold one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 21

21 Behold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things; yea, and also many things which have been.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 22

22 And he shall also write concerning the end of the world.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 23

23 Wherefore, the things which he shall write are just and true; and behold they are written in the book which thou beheld proceeding out of the mouth of the Jew; and at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or, at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, the things which were written were plain and pure, and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 24

24 And behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the remainder shalt thou see.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 25

25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 26

26 And also others who have been, to them hath he shown all things, and they have written them; and they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord, unto the house of Israel.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 27

27 And I, Nephi, heard and bear record, that the name of the apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 28

28 And behold, I, Nephi, am forbidden that I should write the remainder of the things which I saw and heard; wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me; and I have written but a small part of the things which I saw.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 29

29 And I bear record that I saw the things which my father saw, and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto me.

1 Nephi 22:Verse 31

31 Wherefore, ye need not suppose that I and my father are the only ones that have testified, and also taught them. Wherefore, if ye shall be obedient to the commandments, and endure to the end, ye shall be saved at the last day.

1 Nephi 14:Verse 30

30 And now I make an end of speaking concerning the things which I saw while I was carried away in the spirit; and if all the things which I saw are not written, the things which I have written are true. And thus it is. Amen.

Many prophets see the same vision because, the evil goals and organizations of Satan are the same throughout history and throughout the world. The pride of man will lead to the same sins regardless of time and space, and only the "mighty change in your heart" can stop the power of Satan. Nephi said that it was because of individual righteousness that Satan had no power, which reveals that Satan might be bound at any time in our life, if we so desire. Because this has been a theme and concern in every dispensation, this vision and/or revelation has been given to many righteous leaders since the time of Adam, our first father. The prophets have sought for the day when Satan would be returned and bound in the "bottomless pit" never to leave again.

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