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KnoWhy #424 - How the Law of Moses Teaches about the Atonement (Alma 34:14)

TitleKnoWhy #424 - How the Law of Moses Teaches about the Atonement (Alma 34:14)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAnimal Sacrifice; Atonement; Jesus Christ; Korihor; Law of Moses; Red Heifer

The Law of Moses can seem, at times, to have little relevance to today’s world, and its detailed rules can seem strange to modern readers. Thankfully, the Book of Mormon provides a solution to this problem: read the Law of Moses with Christ in mind. Alma 30:2–3 suggests that the Nephites performed a ritual called the sacrifice of the Red Heifer, which points fairly obviously to Christ. Throughout the rest of Alma 30, Korihor insists that the prophecies about Christ are all false. However, the juxtaposition of one of the more obviously Christian portions of the Law of Moses and Korihor’s denial of Christ show how ridiculous this claim is.

Citation Key4087

Scripture Reference

Alma 30:2-3
Alma 34:14