Mormons in Hell on Wheels

Mormons in Hell on Wheels September 1, 2014

I’ve been watching “Hell on Wheels” on Netflix, a show about the building of the Intercontinental railroad .  A minor sub-theme of season 3 is about Mormon pioneers along.  At the end of episode 5, there is a villain, who was seemingly converting to Mormonism, reading from the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 1:13 as a theme for the conclusion.

13 O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell, and shake off the awful chains by which ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and woe.

I can’t remember ever seeing the Book of Mormon quoted as a background scripture before.  Overall, they don’t really get Mormonism right.

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