Thursday, September 10, 2015

Alma 21:6 - 21:10

Alma 21:6 Thou also sayest, except we repent we shall perish. How knowest thou the thought and intent of our hearts? How knowest thou that we have cause to repent? How knowest thou that we are not a righteous people? Behold, we have built sanctuaries, and we do assemble ourselves together to worship God. We do believe that God will save all men.

He went on to question Aaron further. How did Aaron know what they we thinking, he did not have the ability to read minds. What right did Aaron have to judge their actions as to whether they were good or evil. They were building places of worship and attending church services on a regular bases. And they all believed that God will save all men.

Obviously there is more to proper gospel living than going through the motions.

Alma 21:7 Now Aaron said unto him: Believest thou that the Son of God shall come to redeem mankind from their sins?

Aaron ask this man if he believed that the Son of God would be the one to redeem them from their sins?

One might say does this not being saved by the “Son of God” the same as “God will save all men?” Aaron was going to explain that it will be the Son of God saving men if they repent not that God will save all men regardless of how they lived their lives which is was the Nehors professed.

Alma 21:8 And the man said unto him: We do not believe that thou knowest any such thing. We do not believe in these foolish traditions. We do not believe that thou knowest of things to come, neither do we believe that thy fathers and also that our fathers did know concerning the things which they spake, of that which is to come.

The man immediately told Aaron that they did not believe in what he called the “foolish traditions.” In fact, he said that it was not possible for anyone to know of things to come. They did not believe that their fathers really knew what they were talking about when they prophesied of things to come.

Alma 21:9 Now Aaron began to open the scriptures unto them concerning the coming of Christ, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, and that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death and sufferings of Christ, and the atonement of his blood.

To lay the bases for talking about the Son of God, he opened up the scriptures and began to expound on the mission of the Savior, his birth, death and resurrection and how the atonement would affect all mankind if they repented of their sins.

Alma 21:10 And it came to pass as he began to expound these things unto them they were angry with him, and began to mock him; and they would not hear the words which he spake.

As Aaron began they began to make fun of him and refused to listen to him any longer.

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