“Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
This philosophy, spawned in the infernal realms, has been perpetuated for millennia. It is humanistic in scope, carnal in approach, and damning in effect. It centers man’s mind on himself, the present, while diverting his attention from the needs of others, from absolute values—either morality and decency here or ultimate rewards or punishments hereafter. It incorporates the beliefs of such noted Anti-Christ as Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor. Its doctrines consist of such positions as the following: “No man can know of anything which is to come” (see Jacob 7:7; Alma 30:13); “Whatsoever a man [does is] no crime” (Alma 30:17); “When a man [is] dead, that [is] the end thereof” (Alma 30:18); and “All mankind [shall] be saved at the last day,” that is, “all men [shall] have eternal life” (Alma 1:4).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1