“And as Many as Were Baptized Did Receive the Holy Ghost”

Brant Gardner

Textual: Mormon gives us an interesting picture of his relationship with his material. He has written information concerning the three Nephites from the “record which hath been given.” However, that record in and of itself does not say, not give enough information, that Mormon could know “whether they were mortal or immortal.” Mormon understood that they were somehow allowed to remain and minister, but he does not understand the technicalities. Neither did his sources. Even though Mormon is an apostle, he does not have the key to all of knowledge about the history that he is writing.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon