Many years ago I researched and wrote regarding the question, who are the gentiles. In preparation for a book I plan to publish I have prepared this attached document for review and feedback. I look forward to your input and suggestions before I move forward.
Just as with the Parables of our Lord and Savior the word “Gentile” takes on a greater meaning when studied with the Spirit of Prophecy. To understand the word we needed to first know its history and from whence it came.
In the Book of Mormon there are common phrases used for a comparison of people, Jews and Gentiles, the House of Israel and the Gentiles, the remnant of Jacob and the Gentiles. That which is vastly misunderstood is that the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are seen by the writers of the Book of Mormon as “Gentiles.”
At the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, Joseph Smith said, “Now these words, O Lord, we have spoken before thee, concerning the revelations and Commandments which thou hast given unto us, who are identified with the Gentiles” (Doctrine and Covenants 109:60).
The reason for so much of this confusion today is that we need to better understand the “Times of the Fullness of the Gentiles.”
Please read this PDF and share your thoughts. I trust it will prove to be very enlightening. Trust in the spirit and read it with a prayer in your heart.