Alma 59-61

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Study Question:
What stands out to you about the relationship between Moroni and Pahoran?

Summary:
Moroni sends a letter to Pahoran to ask for reinforcements and is angry when he does not receive a response. Nephihah is lost and Moroni fears that they will fall under Lamanite control because of Nephite wickedness. Moroni sends a scathing epistle to Pahoran, telling him that if he does not send food and reinforcements, Moroni will sends armies to attack Zarahemla. Pahoran responds by telling Moroni that the people in Zarahemla are likewise suffering and asks him to come with an army to help reclaim the judgement seat.

Scripture:
Alma 61:14
“Therefore, my beloved brother, Moroni, let us resist evil, and whatsoever evil we cannot resist with our words, yea, such as rebellions and dissensions, let us resist them with our swords, that we may retain our freedom, that we may rejoice in the great privilege of our church, and in the cause of our Redeemer and our God.”

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Rachael D: Alma 61:19 Pahoran received an answer to his concerns through Moroni’s letter. Moroni’s letter seems really harsh because he didn’t know what has been happening in Zarahemla, he probably didn’t realise he was being an answer to a prayer. I think that is why Pahoran writes a peaceful letter back because he sees a way out of his troubles and knows that he has brethren in the gospel also fighting for what is right.
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