“From Generation to Generation According As He Can Get Hold Upon the Hearts of the Children of Men”

W. Cleon Skousen

It had been traditional among the Nephites to follow the cycle of apostasy to the utmost depths of corruption and degeneration before they came to their senses. In this instance, as though Gadiantonism wasn't bad enough, they took the leap into the depths of idolatry and all manner of iniquities and Satan continued his hold on them clear down to 24 B.C.

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