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The Birth of Jesus Christ
Book of Mormon Prophets in the Western Hemisphere Prophesied of the Savior's Birth

 “..Samuel, the Lamanite, did prophesy…in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.  Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it were one day and there were no night... for ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born. And behold, there shall a new star arise....”  (Helaman 14:1-5)  About 6 B.C.
“And it came to pass that the words which came unto [the Prophet] Nephi were fulfilled…for behold, at the going down of the sun there was no darkness; and the people began to be astonished because there was no darkness when the night came. “  (3 Nephi 1:15)  April 6, 1 B.C.
“…there was no darkness in all that night, but it was as light as though it was mid-day. And it came to pass that the sun did rise in the morning again, according to its proper order; and they knew that it was the day that the Lord should be born….”   (3 Nephi 1:19) April 6, 1 B.C. 
The pre-Columbus people, the Nephites and Lamanites, knew about  the birth of Jesus Christ as the following evidences indicate. 
The Nivakle Indians of Paraguay, after more than 1,500 years had passed, retained a remnant of information about the event “the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness” .  They retained an ancient passed down story of this event.  A portion of that story is as follows;

“The sky had collapsed.  It was daytime and two days had passed with no nights in-betweenbut it continued to be daytime.  ...they thought it was not to get dark anymore. (Folk literature of the Nivaklé Indians‬, by Wilbert-Simoneau, 1989, p. 40)  (The Archaeological...Evidence for...Northeastern Colombia‬, The Sequence of Day and Night.)
Another handed down story from the “Ge Indians of South America is as follows:
“A long time ago there was only daytime; the sun was always shining and there was no night."  (Folk Literature of the Ge Indians Vol. 1, by Johannes Wilbert & Karin Simoneau)





 There is an indigenous group of people in Venezuela and Colombia, the Guajira Peninsula, called the Guajiro Indians.  The Guajiros Indians have an ancient story concerning the God they called “Maleiwa”.  Maleiwa is the being that they perceived as the “creator and God of this earth”.

The narrative, which tells of the birth of the “creator of this earth”, is as follows;

“Night did not exist at the time when Maleiwa came out of his mother’s [womb].  The Sun was always out.  There was twice as much sunlight as today.  The Guajiro [ancestors] never slept, for it was day all the time."   
(Folk Literature of the Guajiro Indians, Wilbert-Simoneau, Narrative #46, P. 122)

The Birth of Jesus Christ was on April 6th.
The god called Quetzalcoatl birth date was also on April 6th.

 "...Quetzalcoatl’s birth in the year 1 Reed and on the day 1 Reed would have occurred on Thursday, 6 April, 1 B.C. in Mesoamerica.
In summary it would appear that the date of the birth of Christ has been confirmed by Mesoamerican calendars, the Book of Mormon, and current scholarship as being on the 6th of April 1 B.C." 
The Date of Christ's BirthdayBy Bruce W.Warren. Excerpts from his research New Evidences of Christ in Ancient America, pages 159 to 166. Published by Book of Mormon Research Foundation 1999)  (PDF
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 "...On the doorway of the El Castillo temple at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, there is a carved and bearded figure representing Quetzalcoatl.  Beginning with the spring equinox, the sun casts a shadow through the door and down the front steps of the temple.  This shadow takes on the appearance of a serpent slowly descending until the serpent head rests at the bottom marker on April 6.  Although this temple was built in the tenth century in celebration of their ruler Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl, it already has been noted that because of the circumstances of his birth, this ruler took upon himself the name of the legendary god Quetzalcoatl." 
The Birthdate of Quetzalcoatl (Christ)  (by Alan C. Miner, Ancient America Foundation)

How Was There a Night Without Darkness?
(Knowhy #188) (1:28 min)


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