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2009, March 25

Book of Mormon: “Alma 11: A Little Humor? Slight Irony?” by grego

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Book of Mormon: “Alma 11: A little humor? Slight irony?”
by grego

Zeezrom asks if Amulek will respond to a few questions:
Alma 11:21 And this Zeezrom began to question Amulek, saying: Will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you? …Will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you?

Amulek replies:
Alma 11:22 …Yea, if it be according to the Spirit of the Lord, which is in me; for I shall say nothing which is contrary to the Spirit of the Lord.

Zeezrom asks his question (well, not really a question, let’s say he offers his first bribe):
Alma 11:22 …Behold, here are six onties of silver, and all these will I give thee if thou wilt deny the existence of a Supreme Being.

And here comes the answer—according to the Spirit of the Lord??
Alma 11:23 Now Amulek said: *O thou child of hell*, why tempt ye me?…

But looking at what follows, it’s apparent the Spirit of the Lord revealed things to Amulek.

Humor? Irony? Fun!


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2008, December 10

Book of Mormon | Questions I Can’t Answer Well

Book of Mormon | Questions I Can’t Answer Well
by grego

As seems typical in recent “Mormon apologetics”, the anti-LDS questions are usually much easier to answer than the questions the LDS ask and ponder themselves. (Let’s see if the anti-LDS can have a little respect, or let’s see if these questions start showing up on anti-LDS websites with clamors for answers and mouth-foaming.) I’ll keep adding to this list any others I can think of in my Book of Mormon study. If anyone has a possible answer or speculation (good, though), please add!

1. Why didn’t Zeezrom and the others kicked out with him tell the Nephites/ Nephite chief judge about the situation in Ammonihah (getting kicked out, Alma and Amulek, problems with religion and politics, etc.) and get some help?
grego’s answer: I have no clue. Maybe something about apostate cities? Maybe there was more, but Mormon didn’t include it.

2. Why didn’t Alma and Amulek tell the Nephites/ Nephite chief judge about the situation in Ammonihah (abuse of position, illegality of it all, problems with religion and politics, etc.)?
grego’s answer: The guilty were all already dead. Still, I don’t know why it just seems to stop there. Maybe there was more, but Mormon didn’t include it.

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