What Is a “Probationary State?”

When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they became mortal. As the prophet Lehi explained to his sons, everything was static before that time: "If Adam had not transgressed...he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Wars in the Book of Mormon

During April, I have studied the wars in the Book of Mormon. In particular, I've focused on the following wars: Zoram leads the Nephite army to victory (Alma 16) The Lamanites attack the people of Ammon (Alma 24-25) The battle of Jershon (Alma 28) Captain Moroni defeats Zerahemnah (Alma 43-44) Captain Moroni prepares the Nephites... Continue Reading →

They Were Prepared – Alma 49:6-8

6 Now the leaders of the Lamanites had supposed, because of the greatness of their numbers, yea, they supposed that they should be privileged to come upon them as they had hitherto done; yea, and they had also prepared themselves with shields, and with breastplates; and they had also prepared themselves with garments of skins,... Continue Reading →

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