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Great and abominable church

Summary: What is the "great and abominable church" referred to in the Book of Mormon? It is claimed that Latter-day Saints believe that the scriptural terms "church of the devil," the "great and abominable church," and the "whore of all the earth" refer to a specific religion. It is claimed that the Book of Mormon teaches that "all mainstream Christians fall into the world system know as the devil's church (or Satan's kingdom)."


  • Stephen E. Robinson, "Nephi's "Great and Abominable Church," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7/1 (1998): 32–39. off-site wiki
  • Dennis A. Wright, Great and Abominable Church from To All the World: The Book of Mormon Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, pp. 113-14.