“That Awful State of Blindness”

Brant Gardner

The image of verse 32 is the Gentile world in apostasy. Of course this could not happen if the full truth were available to them. The machinations of the great and abominable church, and the loss of the plain and precious parts of the book are the symbols used to define the nature of the apostasy. Because the apostasy is due to error rather than intent, the restoration of the truth is capable of saving them.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon