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KnoWhy #327 - How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like The Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5-6)
|Title||KnoWhy #327 - How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like The Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5-6)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Destruction; Early Church History; Nephite; Pride; Prophecy; Samuel the Lamanite; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
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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