Ether 1: Moroni abridges the writings of Ether—Ether’s genealogy is set forth—The language of the Jaredites is not confounded at the Tower of Babel—The Lord promises to lead them to a choice land and make them a great nation.

Ether 2: The Jaredites prepare for their journey to a promised land—It is a choice land whereon men must serve Christ or be swept off—The Lord talks to the brother of Jared for three hours—The Jaredites build barges—The Lord asks the brother of Jared to propose how the barges will be lighted.

Ether 3: The brother of Jared sees the finger of the Lord as He touches sixteen stones—Christ shows His spirit body to the brother of Jared—Those who have a perfect knowledge cannot be kept from within the veil—Interpreters are provided to bring the Jaredite record to light.

Ether 4: Moroni is commanded to seal up the writings of the brother of Jared—They will not be revealed until men have faith even as the brother of Jared—Christ commands men to believe His words and those of His disciples—Men are commanded to repent, believe the gospel, and be saved.

Ether 5: Three witnesses and the work itself will stand as a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.


In an address given at Brigham Young University, Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drew powerful insights about the balance between inspiration and agency from the account of the Brother of Jared recorded in the Book of Mormon. Enjoy his unique style and retelling of this story and dive into what it means for you today! (Aligns with Come Follow Me for November 9-15, 2020)


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