“I Seal Up These Records”

Moroni is preparing to “seal up these records.” He is not referring to any physical process that will bind plates together, but rather to a spiritual binding and sealing as they are placed in the earth. They are to be sealed up to their purpose. It is in this context that we understand the expression on the title page when Moroni says: “Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed.” They are sealed so that “they might not be destroyed.” Thus this is a protective sealing, not a preventative sealing such as was placed on the vision of the brother of Jared.

Brant Gardner -

Brant Gardner

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon