(October 18, 2015)
It has always been the way of things that the Lord’s people would divide themselves into groups based upon what they think is right. Unquestionably, the dissenters from the Nephites referenced in this chapter believed that they were the true “good guys” and in was the Nephites who were the problems.
Of course, we can see that is not the case. We may think it silly in retrospect, but it is not obvious at the time of a sifting whether we are with the right group or the wrong one. But one pretty clear rule to go by is if we are on the side of the schism that is favored by the world, we are on the wrong side.