Very harsh penalties for law infractions were imposed on the Israelites when they left Egypt to teach them the responsibilities of self goverment.
What is the meaning of the Savior’s statement that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven?
The Savior’s parable comparing the difficulty of getting into heaven with a camel passing through the eye of a needle does not mean that riches will keep one out of heaven but that the love of riches will.
The early descendants of Adam and Eve lived longer so that they would repent while on earth.
The Zion people of all the universe will come to this earth in the city, the New Jerusalem, at the beginning of the millennium.
If Nephi took the Brass Plates of Laban to the promised land, how could the Old Testament scriptures have been available to the people in the Old World?
The Brass Plates of Laban may well have been the original scriptures. But many copies in the Hebrew langquage were available after Nephi took the Brass Plates to the promised land.
The fulness of the everlasting gospel is contained in the Bible because the Book of Mormon says so.