BOOK OF MORMON - MORONI CRITIQUE
The book of Moroni is
the final book within the Book of Mormon. It was written by the last
Nephite prophet, Moroni. Chapters 1–3 tell of the final destruction of
the Nephites, giving instruction on the conferring of the Holy Ghost
and the priesthood. Chapters 4–5 detail the exact mode of administering
the sacrament. Chapter 6 summarizes the work of the Church. Chapters
7–8 are sermons on the first principles of the gospel, including
teachings by Mormon on faith, hope, and charity and on the way to judge
good and evil (Moro. 7), and Mormon’s explanation that little children
are alive in Christ and need no baptism (Moro. 8). Chapter 9 describes
the depravity of the Nephite nation. Chapter 10 is Moroni’s final
message and includes the way to know the truth of the Book of Mormon
(Moro. 10:3–5). lds.org
Moroni, according to the Book of Mormon, was the last Nephite prophet,
historian, and military commander who lived in the Americas in the late
fourth and early fifth centuries. He is later known as the Angel
Moroni, who presented the golden plates to Joseph Smith, who said he
translated the plates upon which the Book of Mormon was originally
written. Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
Chapter 1: Moroni writes to the Lamanities while the Nephites are put to death.
Chapter 2: Jesus Christ gives Nephite disciples power to confer the Holy Ghost.
Chapter 3: Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands.
Chapter 4: How elders and priests administer the sacrament is explained.
Chapter 5: The mode of administrating the sacramental wine is explained.
Chapter 6: Repentent people are baptized and fellowshiped with repentent members forgiven.
Chapter 7: Moroni teaches about prayer, knowlege of good and evil, Satan, prophets, miracles, etc.
Chapter 8: Moroni teaches about little children, faith, repentenance, meekness, the Holy Ghost, and enduring.
Chapter 9: Mormon declares both the Nephite and Lamanites are depraved; blesses Moroni.
Chapter 10: The Holy Ghost will give Mormons a testimony of the Book of Mormon. The faithful will have spiritual gifts.
Note: In Moroni, Sidney Rigdon adds to the Solomon Spalding manuscript with his
ideas on Bibilical doctrines to conclude the Book of Mormon.
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