This begins Alma’s talk to his son, Corianton, who had grievously sinned. Alma’s message to him is to repent…and be saved. There is hope for even the vilest sinner. How do I secure that hope in my own life?
Alma gives his oldest son Helaman charge of the spiritual record, and tells him why this eternal treasure is so valuable to not only them, but to future generations–us! How do I treat this treasure from God in my life?
In this second half of Amulek’s speech, he talks about the fruits of repentance. Which of these do you already have? Are you seeking the Spirit with you to help you bear good fruit, not bad fruit?
Amulek takes a turn teaching the Zoramites, and he gives them the tools of repentance and prayer to help them nourish and strengthen the seed Alma has taught them to plant in their hearts. Do I use these tools?
In this chapter, Alma finally spells out what the saving word of God is that we must plant in our hearts. It is powerful and life-changing.
Now we get to Alma’s experiment upon the WORD he had mentioned earlier. Planting seeds takes word to prepare the soil with nutrients to allow a seed to grow. The word of God we plant in our hearts must have a soul prepared to let it grow. Am I prepared?
This is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon. I’ve divided it into 2 parts, and in this one, we’ll focus on what we need to do to prepare to hear the word of God.
Now we get a glimpse into the pride of the Zoramites. Alma knows their souls are precious, even if they despise their own brethren, and he wants to bring them back to Christ. Faith is the tool he needs to use to accomplish that. Same with us.
In this post, we’ll see in sharp, painful clarity the results of making a pact with the devil, like Korihor did. It only ever works out well for one party…the devil.
This chapter is a long one, full of Korihor’s false teachings and a view into how he deceived the people…until Alma came along. These misbeliefs Korihor taught are similar to many philosophies taught in the world today.