Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ether 15





Because of the twin restraints of the difficulty of writing on the plates and being forbidden to share certain things, Moroni shared with us not even the hundredth part of the Book of Ether (see v. 33).  Can you imagine not being allowed to share all you know about the Savior with others who are interested?  I am acquainted with someone who spent part of her mission in a refugee camp, where she was not allowed to discuss anything religious, but was only allowed to teach English.  She found that restriction very, very difficult, but was able in her off-hours to spend some very spiritual time in that situation.  I think Moroni’s adding the Book of Ether to the Nephite record must have given him much comfort.  He found himself not alone in being the last survivor of a people.  Verse 34 reads, “Now the last words which are written by Ether are these:  Whether the Lord will that I be translated, or that I suffer the will of the Lord in the flesh, it mattereth not, if it so be that I am saved in the kingdom of God.  Amen.”  
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