Quotes by This Author

“ And it came to pass...that the Nephites did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them, until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils, and to join with them in their secret murders and combinations. And thus they did obtain the sole management of the government, insomuch that they did trample under their feet and smite and rend and turn their backs upon the poor and the meek, and the humble followers of God. And thus we see that they were in an awful state, and ripening for an everlasting destruction.” (Mormon, Helaman 6:38-40, Book of Mormon)

“And behold in the end of this book ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi. Behold I do not mean the end of the book of Helaman, but I mean the end of the book of Nephi, from which I have taken all the account which I have written.” (Mormon, The Book of Mormon, Helaman 2:13.)

“And…they had altered and trampled under their feet the law of Mosiah, or that which the Lord commanded him to give unto the people; and they saw that their laws had become corrupted, and that they had become a wicked people....therefore they were ripening for destruction for the laws had become corrupted.” (Mormon, Helaman 4:22, 5:2.)

“And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets…notwithstanding they [the tribes] were not a righteous people, yet they were united in the hatred of those who had entered into a covenant to destroy the government.” (Mormon, 3 Nephi, Book of Mormon, 7:6,11.)