Freedom! Lessons from the ‘war chapters’ of the Book of Mormon, Part 2

How Moroni, and the Nephite majority, responded to the power-seekers and Lamanite aggressions Motivations for fighting and other responses The Nephites (Ns) wanted to protect their liberties – their land, families, religion & civic freedoms (43: 9, 29 & 30) Ns knew that not stopping the Lamanites (Ls) would destroy these – and them. They … Continue reading Freedom! Lessons from the ‘war chapters’ of the Book of Mormon, Part 2

Freedom! Lessons from the ‘war chapters’ for our time

The ‘war chapters’ – not so irrelevant as you might think. In considering Alma 43-63, I was hit hard with the repeated similarities between the circumstances among the Nephites and those in our societies right now. There are excellent spiritual-only lessons to learn from these chapters, and we’re pretty well-versed in them, I think. These … Continue reading Freedom! Lessons from the ‘war chapters’ for our time