My blog post on Come Follow Me: Mormon 7-9
The Nephites are destroyed as a people. They have been killed or absorbed into the Lamanite culture. Mormon and a handful survive for the moment. He has more to say.
“…I would speak somewhat unto the remnant of this people who are spared, if it so be that God may give unto them my words, that they may know of the things of their fathers; yea, I speak unto you, ye remnant of the house of Israel…” (Mormon 7:1).
The only one who is spared that will read his words is Moroni. The only other remnant will not read the words for 1400 years, when Joseph Smith translates and publishes the Book of Mormon. Mormon then shares the most important things he can share with them. “Know ye that ye are of the house of Israel.”
They are a part of the covenant people of God. This is something they cannot escape, only run away from…