“The Formation of a Great Church”

Brant Gardner

It is always uncertain to ascribe time to a vision, since they are not necessarily precise in such things. Were we to do so, the formation of this church would follow the dwindling of Nephi's people, pinned in time to approximately 400 AD. If we could assume that the general structural order is correct, even it times are not, that would place the foundation of the great and abominable church after 400 AD.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon