Just three years before the coming of Christ to the American continent, secret combinations that opposed faithful prophets proclaiming repentance destroyed the stable Nephite government. Social chaos quickly followed as the society divided into numerous clans and tribes (3 Nephi 7). Only six years earlier the people had enjoyed great peace and prosperity on account of their repentance and righteousness. But now only darkness and the most dismal of times awaited them. Why would a blessed and prosperous people choose this destructive path?
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