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KnoWhy #86 - Why is a Seer Greater than a Prophet? (Mosiah 8:15)
|Title||KnoWhy #86 - Why is a Seer Greater than a Prophet? (Mosiah 8:15)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ammon (Nephite); 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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