Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2011, November 21

“Book of Mormon: Nephi’s Vision of the House of Israel Fighting against the Twelve Apostles and Losing (1 Nephi 11:35)” by grego

Book of Mormon: Nephi’s Vision of the House of Israel Fighting against the Twelve Apostles and Losing (1 Nephi 11:35)

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Ok, this has been sitting in the Drafts” section for too long, with nothing much more going on, so I’ll put it up for comment:

Nephi sees in vision:
1 Nephi 11:35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold *the house of Israel* hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
This happens after Jesus is slain on the cross:
33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross and slain for the sins of the world.
34 And after he was slain I saw the multitudes of the earth, that they were gathered together to fight against the apostles of the Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord.
35 And the multitude of the earth was gathered together; and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the building which my father saw. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Behold the world and the wisdom thereof; yea, behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

After this, the vision seems to end, and another vision about Nephi’s posterity and the New World opens up.

This seems problematic: obviously Peter, James, John and the other apostles didn’t openly fight and overcome the world and its wisdom and pride, nor was everyone who fought against them destroyed.

Then what is the meaning of this part of Nephi’s vision: “the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb”?

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