Thursday, November 20, 2014

Helaman 15





This chapter demonstrates the fairness of the Lord as our judge.  Traditionally the Lamanites had not been supported by the Lord because of their wicked deeds, while the Nephites had been loved of the Lord because, in the beginning, they followed Him.  But when the Lamanites became converted through the preaching of the Nephites, they became permanently converted and would not be turned away.  Therefore, in the final judgment, the Lord will take into consideration where people began when He judges them.  Realizing that the Lamanites’ wickedness came about through false teaching, He will judge them accordingly.  Whereas the Nephites’ wickedness will be judged more harshly because they were taught the truth from the beginning.  This chapter is further evidence of the Savior’s teaching that to whom much is given, much is required (see Luke 12:48).
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