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KnoWhy #163 - Why Did Moroni Change His Mind about Exchanging Prisoners with Ammoron? (Alma 55:2)
TitleKnoWhy #163 - Why Did Moroni Change His Mind about Exchanging Prisoners with Ammoron? (Alma 55:2)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAmmoron; Captain Moroni; Lamanite; Letters; Nephite; Prisoners; Warfare; Zoramite
Abstract

After initially agreeing to exchange prisoners with Ammoron, Moroni later refused the exchange. Why would Moroni set forth the terms for a prisoner exchange and then change his mind once Ammoron accepted his offer? A careful reading of Moroni’s epistle shows that, rather than going back on his word, Moroni was likely justified in withdrawing his offer. Ammoron had refused the most essential part of the bargain—to cease the war—and Moroni was certainly not going to grant him “any more power than what he hath got.” These epistles demonstrate that Moroni was able to channel his passion toward defending and protecting his people as God had entrusted him to do.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-did-moroni-change-his-mind-about-exchanging-prisoners-with-ammoron
Citation Key2110

Scripture Reference

Alma 55:2

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