The Fallacies of Nehor – Alma 1:3-4

Less than a year after King Mosiah's death, during Alma's first year as chief judge, a man named Nehor created some controversy in the land of Zarahemla, by advocating two principles which opposed the teachings of the church. Here are two false teachings which he promoted: The fallacy of popularity - Nehor taught that "every priest... Continue Reading →

Why Is Steadiness Important?

Alma praised his son Shiblon for his "steadiness and...faithfulness" (Alma 38:2). He later urged another of his sons, Corianton, to observe Shiblon's "steadiness..., his faithfulness, and his diligence in keeping the commandments of God," and to follow his example (Alma 39:1). Alma had experienced firsthand the prosperity that a group of people can enjoy when... Continue Reading →

How Can I Be More Patient with Myself?

The Book of Mormon makes it clear that patience is an attribute of Jesus Christ and that His disciples should also strive to develop that attribute. It speaks about being patient in sufferings, in tribulations, in persecutions, and in afflictions (Alma 1:25, Alma 17:11, Alma 20:29, Alma 26:27-28, Alma 31:31, Alma 34:41, Alma 60:26). Patience... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with “Costly Apparel?”

People are more important than things. We all know that. But at times we are all tempted to prioritize things over people. Why is that? Here's one reason: We all want to be appreciated and respected. In our world, appearances matter. The things you own, including the clothes you wear, influence the way other people... Continue Reading →

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