KnoWhy #327 - How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like The Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5-6)


KnoWhy #327 - How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like The Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5-6)

TitleKnoWhy #327 - How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like The Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5-6)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsDestruction; Early Church History; Helaman 13:5-6; Joseph Smith; Nephite; Pride; Prophecy; Samuel the Lamanite
Abstract

The Lord, through Joseph Smith, warned the church to “beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old.” This warning was likely an uncomfortable one for the early Saints, as becoming as the Nephites of old would mean complete destruction. Failure to listen to the prophet was exactly the reason the Nephites were destroyed. As the Nephite civilization was collapsing, Mormon and Moroni used Samuel the Lamanite’s exact words to remind the people that failure to listen to the prophets is what led to their destruction.

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Citation Key3338