This chart lists in three groups the first seventeen rhetorical questions alma asks the people of zarahemla in alma 5. Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from the presence of the lord. Alma reminds helaman of the liahona, and how it had guided lehis family. Alma remembered all his sins, and wished he could disapear out of guilt. Thereafter, the book s teachings on israelites became a focus for proselyting work among the maori. The principle author of the book was alma the younger, from whom it gets its name. Alma the younger was the son of the convert alma king noahs priest, and he rebelled against his fathers christian teachings and sought to. Why does alma mention the plan ten times in his words to. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. If the book of mormon were true, it would be impossible for alma to be quoting from a collection of books that had not yet been written.
Actually, freedom appears 26 times in alma, all between chapters 43 and 63. Designed for multiple use as study guides, handouts, and masters for creating projectable images, the charts convey a wealth of information that will enrich personal study and teaching. Alma was out with sons of mosiah, destroying the church, when an angel stopped them. Alma tells helaman to listen to his conversion story. It is a very powerful story of rebellion, repentance and conversion. He learns that many people in gods church have become prideful.
And now, my son, i have somewhat to say concerning the thing which our fathers call a ball, or directoror our fathers called it liahona, which is, being interpreted, a compass. Alma the younger resigns as chief judge of zarahemla in about 83 bc. Alma 5 records one of the greatest addresses of the book of mormon, in which alma the younger, the nephite high priest, posed a total of some fifty questions to the members of the church in zarahemla. An account of the reign of the judges, and the wars and contentions among the people. Flashbacks in the book of alma book of mormon central. For information about what the book of mormon is please click below. Book of mormon videos behind the scenes mosiah alma. Firsttime readers of the book of mormon are often surprised at the number of references to freedom and liberty. The title refers to alma the younger, a prophet and chief judge of the nephites. The king james quotations in the book of mormon, the history of the text of the book of mormon.
Based on actual events as recorded in the book of mormon. Hagoth and the polynesians religious studies center. Alma is based on scriptural accounts found in the book of mormon. And behold, there cannot any man work after the manner of so curious a. The first episode of the next batch of the book of mormon videos series from the church of jesus christ of latterday saint will be published next friday, march. Thus, the allusions to the new testament by book of mormon prophets like alma demonstrate that the book as a later forgery and not a real collection of ancient, prenew testament israelite documents. In the book of mormon, alma the younger is a high priest and chief judge in zarahemla.
He was present when the prophet abinadi came to the wicked leader to preach repentance. The entire book of alma emphasizes, in one way or another, the power of gods word and thus becomes a prototype pattern in trusting in the power for good in teaching the word of god. The story of alma the younger and the sons of mosiah is one of the more popular scripture stories in our church. This weeks episode of the book of mormon videos is alma the younger is converted unto the lord mosiah 27. Alma the younger fictionalizes the book of mormon character of the same name. Charting the book of mormon is a collection of more than 175 visual aids that promote deeper understanding and appreciation of the book of mormon. A behindthescenes look at the filming of the scenes from mosiah alma. Alma was paralyzed for three days in spiritual anguish. Which brings me to my final takeaway from this latest book of mormon video.
From alma s discussion with his son corianton, we learn the three most abominable sins in the sight of god and the categories in which these sins fall. Video segments will retell book of mormon events, teachings and doctrine from the time of king benjamin through alma the younger and his missionary entourage encountering the zoramites and their rameumptom. Before the baptisms, alma rehearsed to them their preparations and desires to be baptized, their willingness to serve and take upon themselves baptismal covenants, and the blessings promised to them if they remained faithful. The book of alma as a prototype for teaching the word of. Alma, while in hiding at the waters of mormon, baptized about two hundred people and formed there the church of christ. According to the book of mormon, alma, the son of alma. There are only three other direct references in the entire book of mormon. The wise prophets words were tailored to each of his sons, and addressed specific doctrinal topics that reflected their strengths and weaknesses respectively. One of the book of mormons greatest figures, he is sometimes referred to as alma the elder as seen on the website of the church of jesus christ. These appellations, the younger and the elder, are not used in the book of mormon.
The lord covenanted with enos to bring forth the book of mormon to the lamanites, enos 1. Book of alma mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. These topics include the relevance of the book of alma to our modern situation, classic discourses of alma the younger, the doctrinal and spiritual understanding afforded by alma s counsel to his son corianton, and an enlightening look at the antichrist. Alma is the longest book in the book of mormon, and consists of sixty three chapters. As in the book of mosiah, there are two significant flashbacks in the first part of the book of alma. The book of mormon has an incredible converting power. Intro 1 nephi 2 nephi jacob enos jarom omni words of mormon mosiah alma helaman 3 nephi. Nineteen papers on a variety of topics related to the largest book in the book of mormon, alma, make up this volume.
The account of alma, who was the son of alma, the first and chief judge over the people of nephi, and also the high priest over the church. The three most abominable sins religious studies center. Alma reminded the people of ammonihah of the promise that inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper in the land. Book of mormon videos behind the scenes mosiahalma. The plates of brass and other scriptures are preserved to bring souls to salvationthe jaredites were destroyed because of their wickednesstheir secret oaths and covenants must be kept from the peoplecounsel with the lord in all your doingsas the liahona guided the nephites, so the word of christ leads men to eternal life. Those who commit the unpardonable sin of denying the holy ghost will not have the power of the atonement of christ, but will be cast out into outer darkness forever. The book of mormon was written for the intent that we may believe the bible, morm. Alma preaches the word of god alma 47 book of mormon. As francis kirkham, an lds missionary to the maori in the 1890s remembered, we would go to them, hold up a copy of the book of mormon and tell them that we had a book that told the history of their ancestors barber 1215. This promise permeates the book of mormon and serves as a driving thesis in mormon s record. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates. To gain salvation, men must repent and keep the commandments, be born again, cleanse their garments through the blood of christ, be humble and strip themselves of pride and envy, and do the works of righteousnessthe good shepherd calls his peoplethose who do evil works are children of the devilalma testifies of the truth of his doctrine and commands men to repentthe names of the righteous will be written in the book of life.
One of the best indications of this emphasis is mormon s use of the leitmotif the word of god. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to adherents, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. They highlight successful episodes in the missionary work of the sons of. Alma 5 and the book of mormons plagiarism of the new. The captain and the covenant religious studies center. Evidence from the earliest book of mormon manuscripts indicates that its original chapter units were divinely revealed to joseph smith,4 and according to the 1830 edition of the book of mormon, alma 3942 comprised a single, cohesive chapter. It is through this book that a true testimony of christs gospel is gained. Alma s counsel to his sons helaman, shiblon, and corianton comprise alma 3642. Cast and crew share insights about the production, its purpose, and what it means to them. The book of alma is the ninth and longest book of the book of mormon, containing sixty three chapters. The book of mormon shall stand as a testimony against the world, ether 5. Whenever i have read the story of abinadi, alma s part has been rather small in my mind, up until the end when he somewhat unexpectedly defends abinadi.114 1570 14 1233 1364 1578 865 366 150 1115 158 1138 27 1050 353 1003 268 168 491 1240 1589 644 99 342 669 13 956 305 494 1216 850 148 977 923 789 1429 1371 9 1240 104