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KnoWhy #156 - How Did Democracy Help the Nephites Withstand Their Enemies? (Alma 48:10)
|Title||KnoWhy #156 - How Did Democracy Help the Nephites Withstand Their Enemies? (Alma 48:10)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Alma the Elder; Captain Moroni; Democracy; Freedom; Government; King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Laws; Legal; Liberty; Mormon (Prophet); Politics|
Mormon described Moroni as “a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country.” Such language often resonates with modern readers who have embraced similar ideals of freedom. Exploring the political backdrop of Nephite military campaigns can help readers better understand their success over the Lamanites. King Benjamin’s political reforms helped preserve Mosiah’s and Alma’s people from bondage. Consequently, neglecting to defend such an institution would directly threaten the Nephites’ religious and personal freedoms. Still, time and again, the promise to the people was that they would be divinely blessed and prospered according to their obedience to the commandments.
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