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|Title||I Have a Question: Many times in prophecy, the present and past tenses are used, even though the prophecy refers to a future event. Can you explain the use of verb tenses in prophecy?|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1988|
|Authors||Ricks, Stephen D.|
|Date Published||August 1988|
|Keywords||Abinadi (Prophet); King Noah; Prophecy; Prophetic Present|
Explains that future events are so vivid in a prophet’s mind that they are described as if they had already occurred; Abinadi’s defense to King Noah in Mosiah 16 is a particularly good example.
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