One Surprising Reference to Heavenly Mother in the Book of Mormon

by | Jun. 14, 2017

Mormon Life

I've never quite read this scripture in this way before. It's surprising to see how many scriptures actually do reference our eternal families and Heavenly Parents.

The belief in a Heavenly Mother is possibly one of the most distinctive beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s not just something that we wonder or hypothesize about. It’s a doctrinal necessity.

Based on our belief in the principles of exaltation, eternal marriage, and spiritual families, there’s no way that we couldn’t have a Heavenly Mother. In fact, according to revelation received by Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father could not be God without a Heavenly Mother.

However, as grateful as we are for the assurances we have received from modern prophets and general authorities, we long to see a hard reference to the Mother we know watches over us from above.

Well, as it turns out, the Book of Mormon may have a surprisingly clear and intriguing reference to Heavenly Mother.

I found the reference as I was doing a careful study of 1 Nephi 11.

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