“They Profaned Not”

Alan C. Miner

Joseph McConkie and Robert Millet write that the "profane" is that which is "out of the temple," meaning that which does not center in God and a sacred or covenant relationship with him. To profane is to be in a state of irreverence or impiety. It is to have contempt for the things of God, to pollute or to desecrate the sacred. For Jarom to testify that his people "profaned not" is for him to attest that they were a religious people who earnestly sought to live in accordance with the covenants they had made with their God. [Joseph F. McConkie and Robert L. Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. 2, p. 108]

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