Moroni Finalizes the Book of Mormon

The Land of Promise

Ether 2:9

While writing about the Jaredites coming to the Promised Land, Moroni explains that the land is reserved for righteous nations and wickedness will lead to their downfall.

And now, we can behold the decrees of God concerning this land, that it is a land of promise; and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall serve God, or they shall be swept off when the fulness of his wrath shall come upon them. And the fulness of his wrath cometh upon them when they are ripened in iniquity.

Ether 2:10

If the inhabitants of the promised land do not serve God, they will be swept off.

For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.

Ether 2:11

The Gentiles who inhabit the land of promise should be aware of this, that they might not fall like the previous nations did.

And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles, that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the wrath of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.

Ether 2:12

Nations that possess this land will be free from captivity if they serve God.

Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.