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KnoWhy #230 - What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14)
|Title||KnoWhy #230 - What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Authorship; Gold Plates; History; Jesus Christ; Mormon (Prophet); Prophet; Recordkeeping; Testimony|
Mormon sprinkled clues about his purposes and source selection throughout the Book of Mormon that can be easy to miss. When gathered together these clues demonstrate that Mormon intended his record to fulfill prophecy, testify of the Land of Promise, provide spiritual guidance, and— most importantly—testify that Jesus is the Christ. Recognizing that these various goals could only be accomplished if the Book of Mormon is viewed as authentic history, Mormon made special efforts to accurately portray the stories of his people, trusting that the Holy Ghost would then testify of the truthfulness of his record.
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