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KnoWhy #230 - What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14)
TitleKnoWhy #230 - What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAuthorship; Gold Plates; History; Jesus Christ; Mormon (Prophet); Prophet; Recordkeeping; Testimony
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-was-mormon%E2%80%99s-purpose-in-writing-the-book-of-mormon
Citation Key2526

Scripture Reference

Mormon 5:14

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