“Astonished at Their Manner of Preparation”

Alma 49 Moroni did a tremendous work of preparation for when the Lamanites came up to attack the people of the Nephites. Even though in their past, there was a terrible slaughter and destruction that took place at the land of Ammonihah, Moroni learned from this experience, and prepared the place to be strong. Weak […]

–No obstante su renuencia–

Alma 48:22-25 Estos versículos finales repasan unas decisiones doctrinales que fueron difíciles para los que tenían conocimiento de la verdad. Fue difícil tomar armas contra sus hermanos para matarles, y enviarles de esta vida no preparados de presentarse ante Dios. Se supone entonces que los nefitas entendían que esta vida era un tiempo para prepararse […]

“Prosper in the Land”

Alma 48:11-25 I appreciate the simplicity of the statements on prosperity found in this chapter. These verse give so much understand into our perspectives on faith and prosperity. The Nephite nation was reluctant to go to war against their brethren, yet they understood that it was better to defend themselves than to permit themselves to […]

“Moroni, On the Other Hand, Had Been Preparing”

Alma 48:1-11 I have been tempted as of late to dwell perhaps a little too much on the agenda of the anti-industrialists, assuming that much of today’s maladies are the result of technology and industrialization. I know deep down inside that this is not so, but rather it is man’s abuses of any age that […]

“By His Fraud, Gained the Hearts of the People”

Alma 47 Amalickiah understood the importance of deceiving the people or gaining their favor in order to complete he power grab. How different this is from King Benjamin, who also required a lifetime of work to pursue the opposite direction. King Benjamin was not a power grab, but rather a humble acknowledgement of duty that […]

–Que mantendrán sus derechos y su religión, para que el Señor Dios los bendiga–

Alma 46:19-20 Moroni animó a los de pueblo a hacer convenio para mantener sus derechos y religión, con el fin de que el Señor los bendijera. O sea, el Señor puede bendecir mejor los que mantengan la libertad, sus derechos y religión.