Lesson 17

“A Seer … Becometh a Great Benefit to His Fellow Beings”

“Lesson 17: ‘A Seer … Becometh a Great Benefit to His Fellow Beings’” Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide (1999), 11

As you study Mosiah 7–11, look for passages that teach the importance of following the guidance of those whom the Lord has called as prophets, seers, and revelators.

  • How did Ammon describe the role of a seer? (See Mosiah 8:16–18.) How did Abinadi fulfill the role of a seer? (Look for specific examples in Mosiah 11.)

Sometimes we can receive additional insight from the scriptures by contrasting two people in similar situations. Use the following chart to contrast King Noah with King Benjamin:

King Noah

King Benjamin

Mosiah 11:2

Mosiah 2:13

Mosiah 11:3–4, 6

Mosiah 2:12, 14

Mosiah 11:5, 7

Words of Mormon 1:17–18

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Explain that the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are prophets, seers, and revelators. Discuss how latter-day prophets, seers, and revelators are a “great benefit” to us (Mosiah 8:16–18). Then review a recent conference address given by the President of the Church.