“The People Remaining in Their Pride and Wickedness”

Brant Gardner

In spite of all of the miraculous signs, in spite of Nephi’s preaching, in spite of Samuel’s preaching, still the majority of the people continue in “their pride and wickedness.” The social revolution that allowed the Gadiantons to gain power is still prominent in Nephite society, even though those particular leaders were exiled. The shift in the social consciousness that allowed them to come to power remained part of the Nephite culture, and will remain antithetical to the gospel.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon