Sunday, June 17, 2012
From This Time the Disciples Began to Sorrow
When it comes, the Nephite apostasy resembles the one from which Lehi fled. Church leaders go bad (wearing "fine things"), seeking wealth and inappropriately sharing sacred things. As in Lehi's day, the visionary men are persecuted (the children of God). A corrupt hierarchy leaves no one to fight the Gadianton robbers, who return with all their oaths. This combination is the one-two punch that kills the Nephites.