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ANNVER - According to 2 nephi 29:11 is there a possibility that every nation have scriptures like Book of Mormon that contains Doctrine? and is it possible in verse 13 says the lost tribes heve their own scriptures?
JOEL - Here are the scriptures:
11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.
13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.(2 Nephi 29:11-13)
The Nephites kept their own scriptural records, and according to these scriptures so have all of the scattered branches of the house of Israel. We have also received some of the writings of Abraham and Enoch and Moses and others in the Bible. It appears from verse 11 that other families, like that of Lehi and Ishmael, were led from time to time by the hand of the Lord to various places throughout the earth. They would have kept scriptural records which will someday be restored to us. In the above scriptures the Lord may also be speaking of a future time when He will speak unto all nations of the earth and they also will write it. As long as there are righteous people upon the earth, new scriptural records will be written or have been written, but we don't have them yet. If they don't come forth in this life then perhaps they will during the Millennium. We still don't have all the words that were written in the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon.