“If They the Gentiles Will Not Turn Unto Me”

Bryan Richards

Hugh Nibley

"The Gentiles will have their innings; they will be 'lifted up by the power of God above all other nations, and prevail against the other inhabitants of the land' and so forth….Then it will be their turn, 'if it so be in that day they harden their hearts' (1 Nephi 14:6). After the Gentiles take over completely and remove all rivals, then they become the endangered ones: 'And then, O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye . . . repent and turn from your evil ways?' (Mormon 5:22). For then, 'the Lord God shall cause a great division among the people, and the wicked he will destroy . . . by fire' (2 Nephi 30:10)." (The Prophetic Book of Mormon, p. 530)