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KnoWhy #156 - How Did Democracy Help the Nephites Withstand Their Enemies? (Alma 48:10)
TitleKnoWhy #156 - How Did Democracy Help the Nephites Withstand Their Enemies? (Alma 48:10)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Elder; Captain Moroni; Democracy; Freedom; Government; King Benjamin; King Mosiah; Laws; Legal; Liberty; Mormon (Prophet); Politics
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-did-democracy-help-the-nephites-conquer-their-enemies
Citation Key2081

Scripture Reference

Alma 48:10

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