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KnoWhy #155 - Why Did Mormon See Captain Moroni as a Hero? (Alma 48:17)

TitleKnoWhy #155 - Why Did Mormon See Captain Moroni as a Hero? (Alma 48:17)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsCaptain Moroni; Example; Mormon (Prophet); Warfare

Mormon, the warrior-historian-prophet who wrote the majority of the narrative contained in the book of Alma, had much to say about Moroni, the young chief captain over the Nephite armies. Captain Moroni represented the golden days of the Nephite civilization, a time when the people still repented of their sins and qualified for the blessings of God and the strength that comes from having the Spirit present. Mormon did his best to emulate Chief-Captain Moroni and even named his own son after that great man. He sincerely hoped that all of his future readers would understand what a powerful disciple of Christ Moroni was.

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Scripture Reference

Alma 48:17