Alma 30-31

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Study question:
Have you heard any destructive arguments of modern-day Korihors or anti-Christs our day? How do you prepare to defend yourself and others from those who would destroy your faith?

Summary:
Korihor, the anti-Christ, denies Christ, the Atonement, and the spirit of prophecy. He teaches that there is no God, no fall of man, no penalty for sin, and no Christ. Alma testifies that Christ will come and that all things denote there is a God. Korihor demands a sign yet is struck dumb. It was the devil appeared to him as an angel and taught him what to say. Korihor is trodden down and dies. Similarly, the Zoramites also deny Christ, believe in a false concept of election, and worship with set prayers. Alma and other missionaries are filled with the Spirit, their allocations are swallowed up in the joy of Christ.

Scripture:
Alma 30:44
“Alma 30:44 But Alma said unto him: Thou hast had signs enough; will ye tempt your God? Will ye say, Show unto me a sign, when ye have the testimony of all these thy brethren, and also all the holy prophets? The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.”

Rachael D: Alma 31:7 Alma teaches us that the word of Christ has more powerful effect on the mind than the sword and leads people to do good works. As we study the scriptures we will be changed and also prepared to defend our faith. I like verse 35 when he prays for Zoramites and says their souls are precious. Alma and the sons of Mosiah understood the worth of one soul and how precious every person is.

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