The First Great Fall of the Jaredites

Because of Akish's secret combinations, the kingdom is overthrown. Here is the cool part though, chapter 9 verse 3. The Lord is merciful unto Omer and his family. The Lord warns him in a dream to leave the land before he is killed. He departs the land with his family and travels many days. They … Continue reading The First Great Fall of the Jaredites

The Evolution of Lamanite Warfare

The Amlicites distinguished themselves from the Nephites. They put a red mark on their forehead. Nevertheless, they did not follow the Lamanites in their custom of shaving their heads. Marking Today Labeling yourself is still around. Even marking in the forehead. Consider Hindus marking themselves with a red dot on the forehead. I wonder if … Continue reading The Evolution of Lamanite Warfare

Receiving Wages from Those Whom We Choose to Obey

The Lamanite Curse Moving on with the narrative. The skin of the Lamanites was dark. This was a curse brought upon them by transgression and rebellion of their fathers against their brothers, Nephi, Jacob, Sam and Joseph. Whoa! Holy cool cross reference Batman! Go to 1 Nephi 2:23. This is the Lord talking to Nephew. … Continue reading Receiving Wages from Those Whom We Choose to Obey

Amlici’s Contention For the Kingdom Part 3

The two armies book it back to Zarahemla as fast as they can. However, in the process of crossing the river Sidon, the Amlicite-Lamanite army, which is as numerous as the sands of the sea, falls upon them. The River Sidon In a book I have called, "Exploring the Book of Mormon in America's Heartland," … Continue reading Amlici’s Contention For the Kingdom Part 3

Amlici’s Contention for the Kingdom Part 2

As his first act of being king, Amlici commands his followers to take up arms against his brethren. This so that they could subject the Nephites unto them. What made Amlici think that he could take on the Nephites? Think back to the voting. It seems like it was close. It if hadn't been, there … Continue reading Amlici’s Contention for the Kingdom Part 2