How Can We Overcome Our Doubts?

To doubt something is to feel uncertain about it, to lack conviction. The word is also closely associated with fear. (See the definition of doubt in the Oxford Dictionary.) When new evidence calls an accepted fact into question, reasonable people will begin to doubt what they thought they knew before. This is wise, and is part... Continue Reading →

High Priests Forever – Alma 13:8-9

8 Now they were ordained after this manner—being called with a holy calling, and ordained with a holy ordinance, and taking upon them the high priesthood of the holy order, which calling, and ordinance, and high priesthood, is without beginning or end— 9 Thus they become high priests forever, after the order of the Son,... Continue Reading →

Ammon Teaches His Brothers – Alma 26

Setting After serving for approximately fourteen years as missionaries among the Lamanites, Ammon and his brothers reflected on the success they had experienced. Purpose Ammon's purpose in teaching his brothers was to express his gratitude for the blessings they had received from the Lord during their mission. Outline Could we have guessed at the beginning... Continue Reading →

Alma Teaches Corianton – Alma 39-42

Setting After leading a mission to the Zoramites, Alma returned to his home in Zarahemla and met with each of his three sons. Corianton, the youngest, had committed a serious sin during their mission. Because the sin was widely known, his misbehavior had reflected badly on the other missionaries and had damaged their efforts (Alma... Continue Reading →

Alma Teaches Shiblon – Alma 38

Setting After leading a mission to the Zoramites, Alma the Younger returned to Zarahemla. Having either visited or sent representatives to every city, and finding that many people were not receptive to his message, he became discouraged. He turned his attention to his family and taught his three sons: Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton (Alma 35:15-16).... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑