Episode 30: Moroni 7 – 9

Latter-day Peace Studies presents: Come, Follow Me
Latter-day Peace Studies presents: Come, Follow Me
Episode 30: Moroni 7 - 9

Ben and Shiloh discuss Mormon’s recorded sermon and his two epistles to Moroni. Throughout chapter 7, Mormon consistently uses Beatitude language in addressing the “peaceable followers of Christ.” Faith, hope, and charity are invoked, as the Beatitudes also follow this same pattern. Chapter 8’s discussion of child baptism almost seems a little out of place and strange to include at the very end of the Book of Mormon, but there is a lot of contextual evidence where this message fits in neatly and beautifully with the Book of Mormon narrative. Chapter 9 is an incredibly sad tale of how the Nephites and Lamanites treated each other, and we are left to wonder why Mormon would write about it to Moroni and why Moroni, in turn, would include it in the text. Why describe the scene of horror so intimately and vividly? These and many other questions are addressed in this week’s episode. We look forward to your own thoughts as you listen.

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Shiloh lives in Bakersfield, CA, with his wife and four children. He spent his formative years growing up in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Brigham Young University with dual degrees in philosophy and geography. Shiloh is currently a graduate student at Claremont Graduate University pursuing a PhD in religion (focusing on Mormon Studies). He is the founder of Latter-day Peace Studies and co-produces LDPS Come, Follow Me's weekly podcast.