Chapter 53: Moroni 1–6


Chapter 53: Moroni 1–6

Manual Title

Book of Mormon Student Manual

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Salt Lake City

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Bibliographic Citation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Chapter 53: Moroni 1–6" In Book of Mormon Student Manual, 382-387. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2009.


After Moroni ended his abridgment of the Jaredite history (see Ether 13:1; 15:34), he presumed that he would not survive to write any additional records (see Moroni 1). However, he lived an additional 36 years after the final battle between the Lamanites and the Nephites (see Mormon 6:5; Moroni 10:1). During this time Moroni recorded additional sacred truths valuable to latter-day readers. These chapters are especially helpful for us because they contain guidelines concerning the proper administration of ordinances—especially the sacrament—and the place of the Holy Ghost in the daily administration of the Church. Moroni also highlighted the need for Church members to watch over and nourish new members who join the Church.


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