'Defenders of Faith' shares how war affected Book of Mormon prophets, modern soldiers

When the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi gathered his faithful followers and left the main group of Lehi’s family, he was forced to accept the fact that he would eventually be required to go to war with his own brothers. In preparation for that day, the scriptures record:

"And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us …" (see 2 Nephi 5:14).

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