Consider the parallels between the signs of Christ’s death and of His birth with our own personal relationships with the Savior. When Jesus Christ came into the world, light increased. When He died, darkness increased. The same happens in our lives when we either allow Him to enter our hearts or prevent Him from entering.
Samuel’s teachings help us understand the importance of staying true to the knowledge and faith that we have obtained. What application does this principle have in your life? What do you need to do to strengthen your faith in the Savior, repent, and be firm and steadfast in gospel truths?
Chapter 14: Samuel prophesies of the signs of the Savior’s birth and death. Samuel teaches and testifies of the power of the atonement; that through Christ, men are redeemed from physical and spiritual death.
Chapter 15: Samuel warns the Nephites and explains why the Lamanites have become a people of promise.
“But behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind, and bringest them back into the presence of the Lord.”
Rachael D: I like how Samuel tells them the signs of Christ’s death and explains how important this event is. The signs are darkness and destruction but for you it means you can be resurrected. It means that Christ as brought to pass the conditions of repentance. You can now be redeemed from the fall of Adam. It is now possible for you to enter the presence of God. (Helaman 14: 15-18)