The Book of Mormon and the Book of Moses, sacred scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have woven into their pages a brief history of secret combinations on the "American" continent. Secret combinations have caused the destruction of three previous civilizations that have existed on this continent.
The prophet Moroni warned the Latter-day American inhabitants that "This secret combination... shall be among you..." (Ether 8:24).
The evidence summarized in this study leads one to the conclusion that the American Mafia Organization (Cosa Nostra) is the same organization warned against in sacred scripture.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Morley, Ray G., "A Comparative Study of the Book of Mormon Secret Combinations and the American Mafia Organization" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 4959.
Book of Mormon, Criticism, interpretation, Mafia, Secret societies