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KnoWhy #220 - Why Are Children So Prominent in 3 Nephi? (3 Nephi 26:14)

TitleKnoWhy #220 - Why Are Children So Prominent in 3 Nephi? (3 Nephi 26:14)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Children; Example; Humility; Jesus Christ; Prayer; Prophecy; Purity; Savior; Zion

One reason children are mentioned frequently in 3 Nephi may be that Mormon felt the people in 3 Nephi had become pure like children. In 3 Nephi 26, Mormon alluded to King Benjamin's speech, implying that the people in 3 Nephi needed to become like little children, as King Benjamin had said. When the mouths of the little children are opened, their parents see their children, and themselves, for who they really are: children of God. After the children experience things that are unspeakable and glorious, the parents have similar experiences, showing that the people have become like little children.

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Scripture Reference

3 Nephi 26:14