“We Will Trim Up the Branches Thereof”

Brant Gardner

The Lord justifies destroying the most corrupt branches, thus mercifully allowing the strength of the root to go to the more productive branches. Even though the allegory sounds as if this task was a one-time event, probably it represents the continuing task of preaching the gospel and other events of the last days.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2