Fri - Sep 26, 2008 : 11:52 am
Mosiah : 16 & 17
Trying to read this section of Mosiah as a whole concept, rather than nitpick each individual nugget of doctrine has given me a new appreciation for how stupid people can be.
Seriously... How could a person or people be so dense as to burn someone at the stake who, 3 days previous, had the power of God upon him to the degree that nobody wanted to touch him? Freakin' idiots. Amazing.
Man alive... Reading the last verses of chapter 17 make me believe that King Noah surely was shaking in his boots at what Abinadi was telling them.
And it all comes true eventually. I pity those who afflict God's people.
Anyway... Some great doctrine found in chapter 16... Verses 5-12 are quite packed.
Some highlights are being resurrected unto the type of life you've lived: Either righteousness or wickedness - being resurrected unto glory and happiness, or damnation and pain.
Verse 12's hint at the arms of mercy being extended to everyone is also quite potent. It's easy to forget, in a world such as the one in which we live, that God really is extending his arm of mercy to all of us - all day long.
All we need to do is reach out and take it.