Mormon is a Christian
Chosen of God From His Youth
Mormon, the son of Mormon, co-compiled with his son Moroni the anthropological work called The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Because people believed in the book with his name, detractors called them Mormons. For example, if someone liked my book, The Book of Rodric, unbelievers would call them Rodrics. Strange when put into perspective.
Mormon, a Christian, a philosopher, military genius, and historian lead a powerful life of choice and sacrifice. He received personal revelation from God to help prepare for his calling as a prophet at the age of 15 years. Earlier in his life near the age of 11 years old, he lived in a city in the northern parts of his nation where he met a prophet and historian by the name of Ammaron.
An immediate connection began between Ammaron and the young Mormon. Ammaron approached him with news of where he kept a chamber of records related to the history of their nation.
Mormon, a direct descendant of Nephi, either through maternity or paternity, who is the father of the Nephite nation, Ammaron wanted to leave access to the records, the gold plates destined to be translated into The Book of Mormon, seeing that he would attend other duties with the changes fast occurring to their civilization.
Mormon did not include Ammaron's history in the portion of the record currently constituting The Book of Mormon.
Ammaron, a man of God himself, told an eleven-year-old where to go once he turned 24 years old to collect plates to record the history of the Nephites thereafter!
He would become the new historian for the Nephite influence in ancient America--a keeper of the spiritual, cultural, and religious history of the now-extinct group.
Mormon, a very talented youth, could not have seen the events that unfold into the great legacy of faith in Christ that his words have inspired in millions of people at that young age. The fact that after so many years Mormon remembered the words of Ammaron credits his possibly eidetic abilities.
Mormon The Great Observer
Mormon's purpose abridges the records of almost 1000 years of history. He went to the hill Shim and analyzed all the records it housed, not written in his common tongue, and abridged a record, not etched in his native tongue, for the purposes of converting people to Jesus Christ in modern times. What a monumental undertaking!
Ammaron and heavenly encounters prepared Momron for the mission he would soon face as a representative of Jesus Christ. Shortly after the Ammaron's visit, Mormon Senior moved his family to the city and land of Zarahemla.
Zarahemla was a bustling city comparable to Rome. Mormon described the place as covered with buildings and people. In Zarahemla, all the cultures of civilizations blended into a melting pot of religions and practices.
Center of Ancient Rome
An American Testament of Jesus Christ
The Book of Mormon is an ancient book of scripture translated by the power of God through a modern prophet into the English language first, and many others following for the benefit of humankind. Several versions of the book exist, though the most widely used is, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other groups publish versions of the book. Mormon, however, facilitated the compilation and authorship of the Gold Plates from whence this record sprang.
Mormon did not embellish the record with details of the multiplicity of cultures of his time but concentrated principally on the Nephite influence in ancient America. He organized The Book of Mormon during the Fourth Century AD on one of the American continents. There is no definitive evidence of where he lived because his civilization, consumed amid great wars of a conglomeration that Mormon referred to as Lamanites, no longer exists to any modern recognition.
Many believers in the authenticity of The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ assert he lived in Central America or regions near because of popular folklore among members of the Latter-day Saint movements.
This Book of Mormon identified him as a prophet of God, a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ with apostolic authority, a historian, and general over a national military.
Mormon Taught of Christ
Mormon attempted to teach his fellow countrymen according to his understanding of Christianity; yet, after his attempts, the people would become angry, as they do today, and spouting off platitudes to dismiss a testimony of God.
God instructed Mormon to censor for a season as the people did not reject him but rejected God. The sad, sad tale of a young man, who watches the disintegration of society around him as he witnesses the influx of foreigners and the diversity of religions expand and overtake the Christianity established by Jesus Christ, who visited the American continent a few centuries prior to Mormon's birth, would cause many to crumble psychologically.
Mormon's experience, indicative of many people of multiple nations in modern times, refugees and foreign nationals traveling the world and entering nations, whose people respond with indignation, includes political strife.
Mormon reveals that during the period when his father, Mormon Senior, moved the family to Zarahemla a war commenced because of parties referred to as Lamanites, Lemuelites, and the lot.
Almost 100 years before that time, a group of people separated from the nation of unified children of Lehi to form another nation donning the appellation of Lamanite. Mormon records that this group disaffected from The Church of Jesus Christ purposely refusing to teach their children the gospel of Christ out of spite! Now, of course, this comes from Mormon's historical interpretation, interesting and authoritative a perspective none have yet provided a challenge with any substance.
Mormon explicitly reveals that for 100 years or so, this disaffected group taught generation after generation not to believe in the Christian principles held by the majority of the civilization up to that point. Up to five generations could have happened in 100 years if adults had families every 20 years--especially if the women married at youngish ages as in other parts of the world. Mormon entered an ancient society as affluent and degenerate as in modernity! One group of unbelievers started the domino effect of change.
In the next section article, information about the declining years of Mormon's life will occur as he saw the approaching fulfillment of prophecy regarding his nation's destruction. Read the record he compiled in English.
Read the Book, and Discover its Truths for Yourself.
In the spirit of invitation as a Christian, I invite all to come unto Christ and partake of His goodness and mercy. Two ancient records confirm that Christ is resurrected and taught the same gospel in multiple locations as a resurrected being. Jesus is not just from some local tribe in Israel, but God of the whole Earth. Records out there not discovered testify of Christ. Take the Bible and the Book of Mormon so that God will add to the collection of His divinity.
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Mormon was a philosopher and literary genius. Following will be a look into the life of Mormon, the most famous Mormon in the world.
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