Inspired of God?
Moroni 1:4; “Wherefore, I write a few more things, contrary to that which I had supposed; for I had supposed not to have written any more; but I write a few more things, that perhaps they may be of worth unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will of the Lord.”
John 8:44; “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Think about it – these guys are engraving “scripture” into brass and gold plates. How reasonable is it that God Himself would have someone engrave something like the Mormon verse above?
If he’s “supposed” that he would’ve written less then this is his idea of what should be written, not God’s idea, making it not inspired of God.
If he’s been directed by God to write why wouldn’t he already know they’d be of worth for “his brethren the Lamanite”?
As Jesus so eloquently put it, he is of his father the devil.
For the Mormon:
Does this verse help you in the days you’re feeling lowly or the days of distress in your life?
Does it help you remember God is there for you and holds your salvation firmly in His hand?