“It Was the More Righteous Part of the People Who Were Saved”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
In direct contrast to the Lord’s earlier statement concerning the wicked who had been destroyed (see 3 Nephi 9:10), the Lord illuminates the saving attribute of the righteous. It was that they had received the prophets who had been sent among them. In our day, the Lord declared that the righteous- those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (see Revelation 21:27)- are those who hear and heed the Lord’s chosen servants (see D&C 84:36-38).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4