Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Alma 41





Nephi taught that because of the Savior’s atonement, our spirit and our body will be restored in the resurrection (2 Nephi 9:12).  Corianton and others twisted that teaching to mean that in the resurrection our spirit and our body will be restored to good and dwell in the presence of God – so committing a little sin was no big deal.  In this chapter, Alma the Younger clarifies Nephi’s teachings.  “That which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored.  Therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner, and justifieth him not at all” (v. 15).  Fortunately “the way is prepared that whosoever will may walk therein and be saved” (v. 8).  This way is the atonement and teachings of Jesus Christ.  Specifically:  “see that you are merciful unto your brethren; deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually; and if ye do all these things then shall you…have mercy…justice…a righteous judgment restored unto you again” (v. 14).
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