“Weapons of War”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Eventually, men and women must learn the lesson of the ages, a lesson stressed by Mormon just prior to his death, a message he could offer with over a thousand years of Nephite perspective before him: “Know ye,” he said to the future remnants of Israel, “that ye must lay down your weapons of war, and delight no more in the shedding of blood, and take them not again, save it be that God shall command you” (Mormon 7:4).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3