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Book of Moroni

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Book of Mormon
The Book of Moroni is the last book in the Book of Mormon and the last writings of the prophet Moroni. Unlike most of the rest of the Book of Mormon, the Book of Moroni was not abridged by Mormon, but contains the writings of his son after the Nephites were destroyed as a people.

Overview

The book contains ten chapters that range widely in length. Moroni begins by explaining that he is writing more than he had originally expected, having fully expected to be killed by the Lamanites prior to the writing his last entries. The next 5 chapters cover gospel topics ranging from ordination and sacrament prayers to church administration. The next three chapters contain the writings of Moroni's father Mormon. Chapters 7 and 8 contain Mormon's writings on Faith, Hope, and Charity. Chapter 9 contains the writings of Mormon explaining and giving examples of the wickedness of both the Nephites and the Lamanites.

Moroni's Promise

Chapter 10 is the last and arguably the most significant chapter in the book. Moroni begins the chapter by giving the "Book of Mormon Promise:"

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.

The chapter then describes the gifts of the spirit and ends with Moroni's final invitation to come unto Christ. He then closes and bids farewell.

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