SEASON TWO now available ON DVD!

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NOW ON DVD – SEASON TWO of Nephite Explorer. Join investigative journalist Ryan Fisher as he sets out to find the Gadianton Robbers of today by investigating the record of the Book of Mormon with prominent scholars and authors. Ryan also sets out to find the Gadianton robbers outposts where they took refuge for over 1000 years  and  the forts built by the Nephites to defend against the secret combinations here in North America. The locations are surprising as the latest finds from North American archeology reveals new insights into the plight of the Nephites and our plight today.

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New official video depicting Christ comming to the Nephites in North America from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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Here’s a link to the video shown General Conference weekend. The producers of the film used artists interpretations of the mounds and temple complexes built by the Hopewell, Adena, and Mississippian cultures of the heartland of North America. This backgound is more doctrinally accurate than previous films, in harmony with the prophetic history of the Book of Mormon and also supports Joseph Smith’s revelations. It’s AWESOME!  Learn more about this ancient civilization that matches that of the Nephites in the link below the video

https://www.lds.org/church/news/new-video-honoring-scriptures-legacy-now-on-ldsorg?lang=eng

Nephite Explorer’s episode on the mound builders of North America

http://nephiteexplorer.com/2013/07/04/search-for-the-nephite-lands-part-1/

Article on Joseph Smith’s testimony of the Nephite Lands:

http://nephiteexplorer.com/2011/11/16/joseph-smiths-testimony-on-the-lands-of-the-nephites/

Where is the setting for the new church conference weekend video?

If you watched conference you would have likely seen the new video hosted by Elder  D. Todd Christofferson and featuring several other Apostles which depicted Christ’s visit to the Nephites. But where was the setting depicting grassy covered mounds with wood structures on top?

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ABOVE: LDS VIDEO IMAGE COURTESY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS

Where is this? For those who’ve been following the Nephite Explorer project, you’ll reconize this setting was based on artists depictions of the Mound Builders or Hopewell and Adena and Mississippian civilizations of North America.

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ABOVE PHOTO: CAHOKIA MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE MURAL, OUTSIDE ST. LOUIS MO. Photo: Ryan Fisher

While it should be noted that the Mississippian culture flourished beginning in 800 AD, the Hopewell culture was also building similar structures between 500 BC and 400 AD in this area and throughout the mid-west from the Appalachian mountains in the east to the Rockey mountains in the west.

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The dates and archeology of the Hopewell run tight parallels to that of the Nephites of the same time period and the Adena culture runs similar parellels to the Jaredites. For more information on these cultures and other archeology of North America and Book of Mormon parallels check out “Nephite Explorer Season One” which has “Search for the Nephite Lands” television series. For even better information on all of this read “The Book Of Mormon”

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ABOVE: Cahokia mounds today Photo: Ryan Fisher

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Above Cahokia museum Photo: Ryan Fisher

 

Season Two begins April 6th

Tune in for the season premiere of “Secret oaths and combinations” April 6th on KJZZ channel 14 at 6:30PM. We dive into the Gadianton robbers from the Book of Mormon and seek to find out why Mormon chose to put that account in his record for our day. What did he see when he saw our day that motivated him to instruct us on secret combinations whose sole purpose was to get gain and over throw the liberty of the people. Its a mult part series with some great insights from researchers, authors and of course the Book of Mormon. It’s going to be good. Tune in at 4:30 or 6:30 PM after conference.

“AWAKE TO A SENSE OF YOUR AWFUL SITUATION”- Book of Mormon prophets saw this day – TODAY

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25 Therefore, choose you by the avoice of this people, judges, that ye may be bjudged according to the claws which have been given you by our fathers, which are correct, and which were given them by the hand of the Lord.

 26 Now it is not common that the avoice of the people desireth anything bcontrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the cpeople to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law—to do your business by the voice of the people.

 27 And aif the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land. (Mosiah 29)

The Nephites did build (the Gadianton robbers) up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils….

 39 And thus they did obtain the sole management of the government, insomuch that they did trample under their feet and smite and rend and turn their backs upon the apoor and the meek, and the humble followers of God.

 40 And thus we see that they were in an awful state, and aripening for an everlasting destruction. (Hel 6)

24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation (Ether 8)