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|Title||KnoWhy #496 - How Can the Book of Mormon Provide Peace and Meaning to Those in Military Service? (Alma 43:47)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Mormon (Prophet); Peace; Warfare|
Many ancient prophets as well as modern apostles and other general authorities have served their countries faithfully as members of the military. The prophet Mormon himself led the Nephite armies multiple times into battle. He was intimately familiar with the horrors of war. He also knew that the last days, our day, would be filled with “wars and rumors of war” (1 Nephi 12:2). It is fitting, then, that the Book of Mormon contains so much war. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the military can use the Book of Mormon to help give comfort and meaning to the chaos of war. The scriptures know the horrors of war that a soldier must go through. Present-day prophets, apostles and other general authorities also know for themselves the soldier’s pain. The Book of Mormon and modern church leaders can give hope and perspective to saints in war: there is healing and life after death, all because of the Jesus Christ and his atonement.
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