THE BOOK OF MORONI
Moroni writes for the benefit of the Lamanites—The Nephites who will not deny Christ are put to death. Between A.D. 400 and 421
I, Moroni, after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of Jared, I had supposed anot
to have written more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me.
For behold, their awars
are exceedingly fierce among themselves; and because of their bhatred
to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ.
And I, Moroni, will not adeny
the Christ; wherefore, I wander whithersoever I can for the safety of mine own life.
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 aworth
unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will of the Lord.