SW10008: Sober and Quick to Observe: Would Today’s Latter-day Saints and Bible-based Christians Recognize the Prophet Mormon?

At an early age, Mormon was sober of mind and “quick to observe” (Mormon 1:2). Among book of Mormon personalities, he appears to have been extremely faithful to Christ. But to what degree would contemporary Bible-based Christians recognize Mormon as a prophetic figure? And would today’s Latter-day Saints recognize Mormon as a prophetic leader when his writings differ from today’s understanding of certain doctrinal points? Using the Bible and literature unique to the LDS Church, this paper will examine eight dimensions of these important questions. It will conclude with thought-provoking queries from LDS and Bible-based perspectives.

Loren Franck