“Prophecies of the Prophets Began to Be Fulfilled More Fully”

Brant Gardner

The essential conflict in Nephite society remains. It is made perhaps more difficult by the specific nature of Samuel’s prophecy. Five years have passed. Of course that could be read that the event would take place before the end of the five years – or perhaps that the five years would pass and then the event would occur. Five years have passed, and the unbelievers seize upon the first possibility and deride the believers because the prophecy must have been false. Nevertheless, for the believers, the signs were being “fulfilled more fully.” There was not just a single sign, but a series, and that series continued to be fulfilled.

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