Monday, November 03, 2008

In Memory of Our Liberty.


I was pondering the future of our nation this morning and I sat down to the Book of Mormon heeding the promise that it is written for our time and will show us all things that we should do.
I opened the book and the pages fell to:
Alma 46
3 Now the leader of those who were wroth against their brethren was a large and a strong man; and his name was Amalickiah
4 And Amalickiah was desirous to be a king; and those people who were wroth were also desirous that he should be their king; and they were the greater part of them the lower judges of the land, and they were seeking for power.
5 And they had been led by the flatteries of Amalickiah, that if they would support him and establish him to be their king that he would make them rulers over the people.

10 Yea, we see that Amalickiah, because he was a man of cunning device and a man of many flattering words, that he led away the hearts of many people to do wickedly; yea, and to seek to destroy the church of God, and to destroy the foundation of liberty which God had granted unto them, or which blessing God had sent upon the face of the land for the righteous' sake.
11 And now it came to pass that when Moroni, who was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions, he was angry with Amalickiah.
12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it-In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our childrenand he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

Insert a different name for Amalickiah and president for king. Think about how "wroth" the people are with their brethren in power. Think of the constitution and our 1st and 2nd amendment rights. Think about activist judges who do not judge but legislate.

If the book of Mormon is written for our time, what is our Title of Liberty who is our Captain Moroni? Is it you, is it me, is it your son? Is it the prophet? Who will defend out nation?

4 comments:

Mossy Wife said...

This made me cry Kylene...let's pray tomorrow works out right.

Terry Moss said...

This is wonderful. Yes lets pray that the nation chooses good over evil. We all have a lot of work to do regardless of the outcome.

Gardners Glad Tidings said...

Amen!

Raspberry Leaf said...

All I can say is Amen. BTW I also love verse 40 for a different reason.
"And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year were very frequent in the land—but not so much so with fevers, because of the excellent qualities of the many aplants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of bdiseases, to which men were subject by the nature of the climate—"