Thursday, December 31, 2015

Alma 40:6 - 40:10

Alma 40: 6 Now there must needs be a space betwixt the time of death and the time of the resurrection.

There is a period of time between when we die and when we are resurrected.

Alma 40: 7 And now I would inquire what becometh of the souls of men from this time of death to the time appointed for the resurrection?

Alma wanted to know what is the disposition of our spirits during this time?

Alma 40: 8 Now whether there is more than one time appointed for men to rise it mattereth not; for all do not die at once, and this mattereth not; all is as one day with God, and time only is measured unto men.

Alma is now worried about when individuals are resurrected. Whether there is juncture at which one group is resurrect as opposed to another is of no concern to him. God has it all worked out so he is not going to worry about it and Corianton should not either.

Alma 40: 9 Therefore, there is a time appointed unto men that they shall rise from the dead; and there is a space between the time of death and the resurrection. And now, concerning this space of time, what becometh of the souls of men is the thing which I have inquired diligently of the Lord to know; and this is the thing of which I do know.

Alma’s main concern was what happened to people between death and the resurrection? Because of his intense inquiries of the Lord, Alma now knows.

Alma 40: 10 And when the time cometh when all shall rise, then shall they know that God knoweth all the times which are appointed unto man.

And when men are resurrected they will know with certainty that God had all things planned from the beginning and what a person’s final disposition was just.

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