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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?
|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?
|Year of Publication
|Ricks, Stephen D.
|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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