Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2018, March 1

Book of Mormon | “Mosiah 29: Mosiah the Good King Is a Pre-Existence God Who Serves His People” by grego

Book of Mormon | “Mosiah 29:  Mosiah the Good King Is a Pre-Existence God who Serves His People”

(c) 2018, by grego

Was the war in heaven fought along these lines?  It was a thought I had the other day,  reading this.

No doubt after Satan had said his part, Jesus and his believers, on behalf of Heavenly Father, were spreading the actual truth about what would happen if Satan were to be in charge—what type of leader Satan would turn out to be, the loss of liberty and enjoyment, etc.

On the other hand, Jesus couldn’t “do it all for us” for reasons, too.

What if we had a righteous King, who set righteous laws, but we were free to choose and be responsible for our choices, being equal with all others in this endeavor to establish a new world?

How would we feel about that King?

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Mosiah 29:35 And he also unfolded unto them all the disadvantages they labored under, by having an unrighteous king to rule over them;

30 And I command you … that ye have no king; that if these people commit sins and iniquities they shall be answered upon their own heads.

31 For behold I say unto you, the sins of many people have been caused by the iniquities of their kings; therefore their iniquities are answered upon the heads of their kings.

32 And now I desire that this inequality should be no more in this land, especially among this my people; but I desire that this land be a land of liberty, and every man may enjoy his rights and privileges alike, so long as the Lord sees fit that we may live and inherit the land, yea, even as long as any of our posterity remains upon the face of the land.

36 Yea, all his iniquities and abominations, and all the wars, and contentions, and bloodshed, and the stealing, and the plundering, and the committing of whoredoms, and all manner of iniquities which cannot be enumeratedtelling them that these things ought not to be, that they were expressly repugnant to the commandments of God.

33 And many more things did king Mosiah write unto them, unfolding unto them all the trials and troubles of a righteous king, yea, all the travails of soul for their people, and also all the murmurings of the people to their king; and he explained it all unto them.

34 And he told them that these things ought not to be; but that the burden should come upon all the people, that every man might bear his part.

37 And now it came to pass, after king Mosiah had sent these things forth among the people they were convinced of the truth of his words.

38 Therefore they relinquished their desires for a king, and became exceedingly anxious that every man should have an equal chance throughout all the land; yea, and every man expressed a willingness to answer for his own sins.

39 …; and they were exceedingly rejoiced because of the liberty which had been granted unto them.

40 And they did wax strong in love towards Mosiah; yea, they did esteem him more than any other man; for they did not look upon him as a tyrant who was seeking for gain, yea, for that lucre which doth corrupt the soul; for he had not exacted riches of them, neither had he delighted in the shedding of blood; but he had established peace in the land, and he had granted unto his people that they should be delivered from all manner of bondage; therefore they did esteem him, yea, exceedingly, beyond measure.

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