“There Were Many of the Nephites Who Had Become Hardened”

Brant Gardner

This is the important contrast to the righteousness of the Lamanites. The Nephites are hardening their hearts. Where the Lamanites are receptive to preaching the word of God, the Nephites are rejecting it. This shift in the statistical righteousness of the Nephites will lead to their ruin.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon