\"The King-Men and The Freemen\"

Political/Social: As we have watched the development of Nephite society from Mosiah II to this time, we have seen that there has been an increasing division of the people into two major segments. There are those who are church members, and those who are not. Now there are free-men and king-men. This naming of the factions is a significant step in the evolutionary development of Nephite society. With factions sufficiently large and cohesive that they may not only be named, but named in opposition to each other, we see a society on the brink of a civil war.

This is not a simple Democrat/Republican dispute. This is a difference that tears at the entire political and social realm. This is an absolute division, with an opposition so severe that two large factions so diametrically opposed will not be able to coexist. This is a dispute so fundamental that mediation will not work. One side must win, and the other lose. There will be no compromise because the size of the parties involved.

Brant Gardner -

Brant Gardner

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon