The Wickedness and Abominations Which Are Among You

Helaman 9 In very dynamic fashion, Nephi demonstrates that prophets are fully aware ” of the wickedness and abominations which are among you. ” Suddenly my respect and appreciation to God for calling prophets in our day has increased. That their guidance and council keeps us safe from those influences that would destroy us is […]

Rebelled Against Your Holy God

Helaman 8 Contentions arise among the people concerning the validity of Nephi’s statements. Nephi responds by appealing to Moses for support. …and also the words which were spoken by this man, Moses, who had such great power given unto him, yea, the words which he hath spoken concerning the coming of the Messiah. Verse 13 […]

The Lamanites Had Become… a Righteous People

Helaman 6 For the first time in the recorded history of the Nephites and Lamanites, the tables are turned, and the righteousness of the Lamanites as a people has exceeded that of Nephites. This is exceptionally notable. How did it happen? Why did it happen? Hardened and Impenitent In verse 1, the Lamanites’ righteousness is […]

Among those also who professed to belong to the church of God

Helaman 4 Amidst an account of war amongst the Nephites and Lamanites, verse 11 reads as follows (emphasis added): Now this great loss of the Nephites, and the great slaughter which was among them, would not have happened had it not been for their wickedness and their abomination which was among them; yea, and it […]