“The Formation of Abominable Churches”

Brant Gardner

Visions are not necessarily precise in chronology or even sequence; but this passage suggests that the great church arose after the dwindling of Nephi’s people in approximately 400 A.D. Assuming that the sequence is correct, even if times are not, the great and abominable church would have been founded after that date.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1