Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ether 8





 In this chapter Moroni identifies another benefit the Book of Mormon would have in our day.  In his day secret combinations grew to the entire destruction of his people.  Moroni tells the “Gentiles” of our day that he is including information about secret combinations so that we can take heed and not be similarly destroyed (see verses 23 – 26).


President Ezra Taft Benson encouraged members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1986 to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon.  From reading this chapter, one gets a sense that doing so may be an important component in counteracting secret combinations in our day.  But wait, there’s more!  Studying the Book of Mormon and living by its teachings can help cause Satan to have no influence over a heart, thereby destroying the author of secret combinations.  No wonder President Benson felt such an urgency!
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