Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, July 8

“Book of Mormon: ‘One Man'” by grego

Book of Mormon: ‘One Man’

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(c) 2010

In Moroni 7, Mormon preaches a sermon on faith, hope, and charity. Talking of faith, he says:

Moroni 7:36 Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he (God) withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?

Just a few years later(AD 400-421), for certain on the Americas and possibly the entire world, there was just “one man” on earth to be saved, and miracles still did occur due to his faith. That one man was none other than the son of the preacher of the sermon (Mormon): Moroni.

Mormon 8:2 …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. But behold, they are gone…
5 …And behold, I would write it also if I had room upon the plates, but I have not; and ore I have none, for I am alone. My father hath been slain in battle, and all my kinsfolk, and I have not friends nor whither to go; and how long the Lord will suffer that I may live I know not.
6 Behold, four hundred years have passed away since the coming of our Lord and Savior.
7 And behold, the Lamanites have hunted my people, the Nephites, down from city to city and from place to place, even until they are no more; and great has been their fall; yea, great and marvelous is the destruction of my people, the Nephites.
8 …And behold also, the Lamanites are at war one with another; and the whole face of this land is one continual round of murder and bloodshed…
9 …there are none save it be the Lamanites and robbers that do exist upon the face of the land.
10 And there are none that do know the true God save it be the disciples of Jesus (already saved), who did tarry in the land until the wickedness of the people was so great that the Lord would not suffer them to remain with the people; and whether they be upon the face of the land no man knoweth.

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

grego
(c) 2010

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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