This must have been very painful for Moroni to record. Here we have Coriantumr, who the Lord has cursed with not being able to be killed. And on the other hand there’s Shiz, who is determined to kill him. The entire land is cursed because of the iniquity of the people, which is a natural result of the secret combinations that raged through the land. And Coriantumr has to survive to see everyone else die.
Moroni, who had lived through very similar circumstances, warned his readers, “And thus we see that the Lord did visit them in the fullness of his wrath, and their wickedness and abominations had prepared a way for their everlasting destruction” (v. 25). From this man who saw ancient history repeat itself in his lifetime, and had been allowed to see our day, also, let’s take heed. Let’s understand that just as wickedness and abomination prepare a way for the everlasting destruction of a society, so righteousness and good works can prepare a way for the exaltation of a society, as evidenced by the City of Enoch (See Moses 7:69). But regardless of the type of society in which we find ourselves, let us, like Moroni, choose Christ and the Father’s plan of happiness.