“Iniquity and Unbelief”

Brant Gardner

As some people recognized the sign, they accepted the prophetic call to repent. Mormon repeats this point because he wants to emphasize its miraculous nature and effect. He makes it seem as though all the Nephites saw the sign and were converted, even though his narrative will shortly clarify that many unbelievers remained.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5