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KnoWhy #233 - Why Did Moroni Write So Many Farewells? (Mormon 8:1)

TitleKnoWhy #233 - Why Did Moroni Write So Many Farewells? (Mormon 8:1)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
KeywordsBaptism; Faith; Grace; Hill Cumorah (New York); Hope; Love; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Restoration

Moroni attempted to conclude the Book of Mormon on three separate occasions. In his first farewell, he spoke with the voice of justice. In the second, he found himself moved by sympathy. And in the third, Moroni turned the matter over to the will and grace of God. These three farewells—written at different stages of Moroni’s life and in the context of different record-keeping projects—provide three different opportunities to understand the purposes of the Book of Mormon through the eyes its last author and record keeper.

Citation Key2578

Scripture Reference

Mormon 8:1
Ether 12:38-40
Moroni 10:32