Amulek says that he knew about the things of God, “yet [he] would not know.” How can we approach our gospel learning so that the gospel becomes a part of who we are, rather than bits of information?
Summary: Amulek tells of his experience in turning his heart to God. He is rejected by some of the congregation. He testifies that it is by the prayers of the righteous that they are spared. Zeezrom tries to bribe Amulek to deny the existence of a Supreme Being. Amulek testifies that Christ will come to redeem the world from death and sin.
Alma 10: 44
“Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but every thing shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.”
Rachael D: Alma the younger, Amulek and Zeezrom are all converted to the gospel. It gives me hope reading how people can change through learning the gospel and repentance. Their hearts are changed and they desire to share the gospel with others around them. Amulek talks about the hardness/wickness of his heart, it reminds me of the scripture in Nephi where he says the spirit carries truth unto, not into the heart. We have to open our hearts to the spirit and a change will happen and it will be part of who we are.
Yiksee L: I’m completely guilty of this as im sure a lot of us are… When we hear things on Sundays, but we would not hear.. When we don’t apply those things like service, like member missionary work, family history, we don’t let our hearts change and become converted. I think that’s what Amulek is talking about anyway. Faith without action is dead.