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KnoWhy #86 - Why is a Seer Greater than a Prophet? (Mosiah 8:15)

TitleKnoWhy #86 - Why is a Seer Greater than a Prophet? (Mosiah 8:15)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAmmon (Nephite Explorer); Nephite; Prophet; Revelator; Seer; Smith, Joseph, Jr.

Although the two terms are often coupled, there is a scriptural difference between a prophet and a seer. A prophet is a spokesperson for God, whereas a seer is one who uses "means" (divine instruments) to reveal mysteries and secrets. The Book of Mormon explains how a seer is greater than a prophet, and how Joseph Smith can be called the Choice Seer of the Latter days.

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Scripture Reference

Mosiah 8:15