Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, November 3

“Book of Mormon: Jacob’s Prophecy of Destruction in Jacob 3 Fulfilled in Omni 1” by grego

Book of Mormon: Jacob’s Prophecy of Destruction in Jacob 3 Fulfilled in Omni 1

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(c) 2010

Jacob prophesies:
Jacob 3:3 But, wo, wo, unto you that are not pure in heart, that are filthy this day before God; for except ye repent the land is cursed for your sakes; and the Lamanites, which are not filthy like unto you, nevertheless they are cursed with a sore cursing, shall scourge you even unto destruction.
4 And the time speedily cometh, that except ye repent they shall possess the land of your inheritance, and the Lord God will lead away the righteous out from among you.

So, the Lamanites will destoy the unrepentant Nephites. While this seems like a foretelling of the end of the Nephite nation in 400’s AD, it might mean something else.

Then, if the Nephites don’t repent, the Lamanites will take over their first lands, and the righteous will be led away. Which also means, the wicked Nephites will be destroyed.

Later, there is this:
Omni 1:4 And now I, Amaron, write the things whatsoever I write, which are few, in the book of my father.
5 Behold, it came to pass that *three hundred and twenty years had passed away, and the more wicked part of the Nephites were destroyed.
6 For the Lord would not suffer, after he had led them out of the land of Jerusalem and kept and preserved them from falling into the hands of their enemies, yea, he would not suffer that the words should not be verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall not prosper in the land.
7 Wherefore, the Lord did visit them in great judgment; nevertheless, he did spare the righteous that they should not perish, but did deliver them out of the hands of their enemies.
12 Behold, I am Amaleki, the son of Abinadom. Behold, I will speak unto you somewhat concerning Mosiah, who was made king over the land of Zarahemla; for behold, he being warned of the Lord that he should flee out of the land of Nephi, and as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord should also depart out of the land with him, into the wilderness—
13 And it came to pass that he did according as the Lord had commanded him. And they departed out of the land into the wilderness, as many as would hearken unto the voice of the Lord; and they were led by many preachings and prophesyings. And they were admonished continually by the word of God; and they were led by the power of his arm, through the wilderness until they came down into the land which is called the land of Zarahemla.

There is the fulfillment of Jacob’s double prophecy–18 pages later (in the current Book of Mormon). Once more, internal consistency that adds to Joseph Smith being a prophet or a genius with incredible memory.

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