“The Cunning . . . Arts of the Evil One”

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Note the kinds of rationalization the people fell into to explain away the definite signs and evidences they had seen. With his usual cunning way, Satan twisted the minds of the people away from the truth. We must remember that Satan’s purposes are always directly opposite of those of God. Elder Marion G. Romney said:

“Satan is evil: totally and always. He ever seeks to defeat the gospel plan and ‘destroy the souls of men.’ (D&C 10:27.) …

“Satan is irrevocably committed to countering and overcoming the influence of the Spirit of Christ upon men.”

(in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, p. 24; or Ensign, June 1971, p. 36).

Mormon said that Satan stirs people up “to do iniquity continually” (Helaman 16:22).

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)