“They Formed a Secret Combination”

Brant Gardner

From here to the end of the chapter, we have Moroni’s discourse on the evils of secret combinations. Moroni will elect to end a chapter on this note, suggesting that he finishes a point when he is able to give us this lecture on the evils of secret combinations.

The first point Moroni makes about these secret combinations is that they seek to achieve their ends through murder. This is a trait that will be associated with secret combinations in Mormon’s record. Moroni informs us that this is never the way the Lord would have man resolve an issue. This command to kill for gain cannot come from the Lord, therefore it must come from “the other” source, which he does not name, but implies.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon