Religion 122 - Lessons from the war chapters

Religion 122- - Alma 61:14 – What if talking doesn’t work Use the sword Alma 61:10-11 – Be hesitant about fighting 3 If you obey god’s

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Rel. 122 (Johnson) Notes by Mark Bennett The War Chapters (Alma 43-63) Why are so many chapters in the Book of Mormon war chapters? - We live in an age of war, and the Book of Mormon was written for our day - There are many principles that apply to topics Section 98 is the perfect outline of the Law of War - 98:16 – in our church. We renounce war and proclaim peace - The law of war is: 1. 98:33 - Don’t go in to war unless commanded 2. 98:34 - Try at least 3 times for peace 3. 98:37 - If you obey God’s commandments, he will fight your wars for you 1. Don’t go in to war unless commanded Alma 48:14 - You can fight a war if it is defensive. Alma 43:45-47 – Fight for the defence of your family, country, and church. President David O. McKay said there are three reasons to go to war: a. In defence of your agency b. Loyalty to your country c. In defence of a weaker nation. 2. Try at least 3 times for peace Alma 31:5 – Raise the standard of peace, talk it out with them.
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Unformatted text preview: Alma 61:14 – What if talking doesn’t work? Use the sword! Alma 61:10-11 – Be hesitant about fighting. 3. If you obey god’s commandments he will fight your wars for you. For next time read Alma 43-63 and find Christ in the war chapters. Rel. 122 (Johnson) Notes by Mark Bennett The War Chapters (Alma 43-63) Alma 58:10 – he will fight you battles for you, the process is:-You must pray to Him.-He will send assurance through the Holy Ghost.-You will receive peace.-He grants you faith and hope-58:12 – Then you receive courage. Alma 62:39-41 – You will find that sometimes you will face a challenge and fail.-Some people because of failure harden their hearts-Make sure when you fail, your heart is softened, not hardened. For next time read Alma 43-63 and find Christ in the war chapters....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course RELA 112 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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Religion 122- - Alma 61:14 – What if talking doesn’t work Use the sword Alma 61:10-11 – Be hesitant about fighting 3 If you obey god’s

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