Ammon’s Speech of Gratitude Part 2

This post picks up where part 1 left off. That is, we'll begin with verses 22-32 of Alma 26--Ammon's speech of gratitude.  The Mysteries of God I'll copy in the verses and then I'll through the different sections. "Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing--unto … Continue reading Ammon’s Speech of Gratitude Part 2

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Ammon’s Speech of Gratitude Part 1

Chapter 26 of Alma! This chapter is Alma's rejoicing in the Lord. I want to copy in what he says and then analyze it a bit at a time. This is verses 1-10. "My brothers and my brethren, behold I say unto you, how great reason have we to rejoice; for could we have supposed … Continue reading Ammon’s Speech of Gratitude Part 1

Lamanite Aggression Heads North

Chapter 25 of Alma! An interesting thing happens. The Lamanites stop killing the Anti-Nephi-Lehis (ANLs). They became angry because they had slain their brethren. They swore vengeance upon the Nephites. This scene reminds me of one from Star Wars. At the end of episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader (who was Anakin Skywalker) … Continue reading Lamanite Aggression Heads North

The Miracle and Massacre of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis

Yes, it's a foreboding title. Miracle and massacre both evoke powerful images. So much in fact, that it seems impossible to have both at the same time. That's what makes the event you'll read about so amazing. Reading and writing about it was a faith promoting experience at the time it was written (these posts … Continue reading The Miracle and Massacre of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis