Moroni saw me daily
Anti-Christs only get the spotlight for a short period because Satan does not share well. Satan did not want to share the glory with God. How could any person imagine him sharing it with one of us? Korihor doomed himself when he allied with Lucifer.
Perpetuate - Anti-Christ Duplication
Korihor did not have the chance to perpetuate his view of humanity. The reason, one of them, Mormon put Korihor's story in the scriptures is an example of how much support Korihor’s beliefs helped in the end. Korihor, like all atheists and agnostics, wanted signs from heaven to prove a belief. The scriptures teach by the mouth of Christ that "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign" Matthew 16:4.
Korihor asked Alma, the high priest, to give a sign so that he would believe. Alma told him the sign consisted of him becoming a mute. After it occurred, Korihor wrote to him to have the curse removed, but Alma admitted it was up to the Lord to remove the curse, which did not occur.
Mute and a beggar, he wandered among a vicious ethnic group called Zoramites seeking food who stomped until he died at their hands, or in truth, their feet.
Dumbstruck or Mute Korihor
?Whose To Blame
Wrote Korihor before he left Alma following his mutism,
The devil hath deceived me; for he appeared unto me in the form of an angel, and said unto me: Go and reclaim this people, for they have all gone astray after an unknown God. And he said unto me: There is no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say. And I have taught his words; and I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind; and I taught them, even until I had much success, insomuch that I verily believed that they were true; and for this cause I withstood the truth, even until I have brought this great curse upon me. Alma 30:53
The devil told him to do it!
The teachings of Korihor continued well after him, despite his admissions. In the end, all unbelievers had an experience that caused them not to believe anymore--be it a traumatic life experience or a crisis of faith. Not all unbelievers deserve punishment as severe as Korihor. A supernatural being appeared to Korihor and told him what to say and believe. Society in general teaches, today, a default of skepticism and denial of God or any god. Everyone cannot go mute. The teachings are spread. The tables are turned. Now, teaching there is a God becomes anathema.
Live Your Faith
Korihor types perpetuate the notions of no Christ or God today. They deride those who have faith and disgrace religion. What can we do? Because God is not in the habit of striking all of His children mute who do not believe Him, Gerald N Lund advises in his article, Countering Korihor’s Philosophy, writing,
There is a great lesson in that. We combat false philosophies with revelation and true doctrine, not academic debate.The truth is true no matter who debates it after the fact. God reveals the truth and there is no debate about its truthfulness. People try to debate the truth, but in the end, the truth wins out--truths such as whether it is of God that only men and women should marry and have families.
God has revealed this truth and men debate it as if it can be legislated otherwise. There is a reason God set the family up the way He did, and the truth of it will be evident in the way society looks since society legislated it away.
Nephi teaches that wicked people take the truth to be hard against them. Alma instructed his son that (Alma 41:10)"wickedness never was happiness"--indulging in bad behavior thinking that it is happiness is an illusion. Korihor was caught in a delusion of his own making!
"Korihor is not consistent in his own thinking," writes Lund. "If we truly can know only those things for which we have empirical evidence, then we cannot teach there is no God unless we have evidence for that belief. And Korihor has no evidence."
Korihor failed to see his error though he quickly points out the error in the people of God and Alma. The irony in his observations, Korihor’s, is the claim Alma and his people are living a lie when in actuality it is he who lived the lie. Korihor is so emphatic about his beliefs and conning in delivering his teachings but they are incorrect!