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TitleWhy Are They Not Chosen?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1962
AuthorsHanks, Marion D.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number4
Date PublishedApril 1962
KeywordsDiscipleship; Faith; Good Works; Repentance; Zoramites (Nephite Apostate Group)

This article discusses how Alma 31:16-18 contains the prayer offered by the apostate Zoramites. They declare themselves the chosen and elect of God. 1 Nephi 1:20 tells us that the chosen are such because of their faith. Alma adds repentance and good works to faith (Alma 13:1, 3-4, 10). “The Lord chooses those who in faith choose him!”