return to I Love My Journal
A Little Closer to Center...
Musings about Life, Linux, and Latter-day Saints.
Pages
About Me
Links


Tags
PERSONAL 515
SPIRITUAL 411
LDS 312
BOOK OF MORMON 237
SCRIPTURES 154
STUDIO-JOURNEY 125
RELIGION 112
LINUX 79
COMPUTERS 65
LIFE 60
GENERAL CONFERENCE 45
GENTOO 39
MISCELLANEOUS 37
MUSIC 37
PROGRAMMING 33
CARS 29
FAMILY 23
MICROSOFT 23
AUDIO 21
I LOVE MY JOURNAL 18
FUN 15
CHILDREN 12
CURRENT EVENTS 10
NATURE'S WAY 10
VIDEO 9
DRM 9
CONEXM 7
BABBLINGS 7
PROVO CITY CENTER TEMPLE 6
FRIENDS 6
HEROD THE FINK 5
COMPUTER HARDWARE 5
GAMES 5
DRUMS 4
HAND OF GOD 3
AUDIO HARDWARE 3
STUDIO 3
KDENLIVE 3
ADVERSITY 3
GENERAL INSANITY 3
THANKS4GIVING 2
CATS 2
CHURCH NOTES 1
FOREVERGREEN 1
POLITICS 1
POETRY 1
YOUTH CONFERENCE 1
GOSPEL 1
PARENTING 1
MY JOURNAL 1
EVERYDAY THOUGHTS 1


RSS Feed

RSS FeedSubscribe!
Wed - Sep 24, 2008 : 03:02 pm
tired
   rated 0 times
>>next>>
<<previous<<
Mosiah : 14
One question comes to mind this time reading chapter 14 and the beginning of 15.

Why in the world did Abinadi think these priests could understand what he was talking about?

An interesting perspective can be had when the audience of each scripture is considered.

The thing I don't get about these chapters (14 and 15), is that the doctrine Abinadi is expounding is fairly deep doctrine.  He talks about Christ being both the Father and the Son, as well as the laws of mercy and justice, and does so to a degree that many people living righteously and studying earnestly, still don't understand what he was talking about....

...Yet Abinadi was talking to a people who were ripened in sin to the degree they were willing to burn a prophet at the stake.  What are the chances they would understand him?

I think there had to be another reason.  Maybe it was because of Alma the older who was among the wicked priests....  Or, maybe it was for us - because chapter 15 really is one full of deep doctrine.

Anyway... That's all I have to say about this chapter this time.  If you're interested, you can read about what I wrote about this chapter 5 years ago... :)