The Sermon on the Mount: Plagiarism, Discipleship, and Reconciliation

As a student of Book of Mormon and someone who has shared it with others many times, I’ve asked and been asked many questions about the Book of Mormon. One of these questions is why several portions of the book simply repeat portions of the King James Version of the Bible. This week’s Come Follow Me reading – 3 Nephi 12-14 – is a prime example.

These chapters are part of what the introduction to the Book of Mormon describes as the “crowning event” of the book: the resurrected Jesus Christ visiting the people in the Americas. These chapters are remarkably like Matthew 5-7.

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