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|Title||KnoWhy #226 - What Do We Know about Mormon’s Upbringing? (Mormon 1:2)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ammaron; Biography; Genealogy; Lineage; Mormon (Prophet); Nephite; Prophet|
A careful analysis of Mormon’s upbringing demonstrates that education, travel, military leadership, emotional maturity, profound spiritual experiences, and unflagging righteousness in the face of adversity helped shape the prophet whose record would eventually sweep the earth as with a flood. While many of his trials and hardships were certainly excruciating in the moment, Mormon’s life experiences gave him a unique capacity to compile the records of his people and to interpret them in way that would resonate with modern readers. It is Mormon’s informed and compassionate voice—prepared, refined, and purified by the Lord—that continues to guide readers of the Book of Mormon throughout the world.
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