Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, March 25

“Book of Mormon | Alma’s Prophecy in Alma 45 of the Remaining Nephites to be Hunted and Killed Is Fulfilled in Mormon 6 and Mormon 8” by grego

Book of Mormon | Alma’s Prophecy in Alma 45 of the Remaining Nephites to be Hunted and Killed Is Fulfilled in Mormon 6 and Mormon 8

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Alma 45:8 Then Alma said unto him: …
9 I have somewhat to prophesy unto thee…
10 And these are the words: Behold, I perceive that this very people, the Nephites, according to the spirit of revelation which is in me, in four hundred years from the time that Jesus Christ shall manifest himself unto them, shall dwindle in unbelief.
11 Yea, and then shall they see wars and pestilences, yea, famines and bloodshed, even until the people of Nephi shall become extinct—
12 Yea, and this because they shall dwindle in unbelief and fall into the works of darkness, and lasciviousness, and all manner of iniquities; yea, I say unto you, that because they shall sin against so great light and knowledge, yea, I say unto you, that from that day, even the fourth generation shall not all pass away before this great iniquity shall come.
13 And when that great day cometh, behold, the time very soon cometh that those who are now, or the seed of those who are now numbered among the people of Nephi, shall no more be numbered among the people of Nephi.
14 But whosoever remaineth, and is not destroyed in that great and dreadful day, shall be numbered among the Lamanites, and shall become like unto them, all, save it be a few who shall be called the disciples of the Lord; and them shall the Lamanites pursue even until they shall become extinct. And now, because of iniquity, this prophecy shall be fulfilled.

Mormon 6:15 And it came to pass that there were ten more who did fall by the sword, with their ten thousand each; yea, even all my people, save it were those twenty and four who were with me, and also a few who had escaped into the south countries, and a few who had deserted over unto the Lamanites, had fallen…

Mormon 8:1 Behold I, Moroni…
2 And now it came to pass that after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites, until they were all destroyed.
3 And my father also was killed by them, and I even remain alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people…

Alma 45 is on page 321; Mormon 6 is on page 479–a difference of 158 pages; yet the Book of Mormon connects Alma’s prophecy and its fulfillment witnessed by Moroni. Critics who believe that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon, that’s one more great memory feat of Joseph Smith…

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