Wanted to study some scriptures from the Book of Mormon again. These are just some notes and thoughts as I read the verses.
1 And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard, and call it the Book of Mormon.
Some people's testimonies last a long long time. Repetitious phrases and empty words sometimes hardly last until they are finished being spoken. On the other hand a God inspired record can last hundreds of years and are even recorded in heaven (D&C 62:3). It's interesting how oftentimes people's records of truth gain more importance and influence after they die.
Mormon made a record of "things heard and seen". The rest of this chapter shows this included temporal events but was in the context of spiritual things.