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KnoWhy #250 - Where did Moroni Get the Sacramental Prayers From? (Moroni 4:1)
|Title||KnoWhy #250 - Where did Moroni Get the Sacramental Prayers From? (Moroni 4:1)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Atonement; Covenant; Jesus Christ; Lord's Supper; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Ordinance; Prayer; Sacrament; Sacrifice|
Moroni 4–5 present the prayers that the Nephites used in administering the Sacrament. Although these prayers, as known to Moroni, were recorded here centuries after the visit of Christ to the Book of Mormon peoples, Moroni indicated that the “elders and priests” of his time “administered it according to the commandments of Christ” in a manner that Moroni claimed was “true” (Moroni 4:1). Although readers rarely notice the intricate textual interdependency between Moroni 4-5 and 3 Nephi 18, the words of the sacramental prayers in Moroni 4–5 can clearly be traced, for the most part, directly to the very words that Jesus Christ used when He administered the Sacrament during his post-Resurrection ministry, as recorded in 3 Nephi 18.
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