206: Ethics and War (BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32)

“They Did Obey … Every Word of Command with Exactness”


The Book of Alma concludes with a bang as we read of wars of multiple fronts and severe internal turmoil and dissent. We can learn a great deal from the behavior of Moroni, Helaman, and their armies. And of course we can’t forget the 2000 stripling warriors and their mothers! There are several embedded letters in these accounts, from which we can draw many lessons. Look for an underappreciated gem in Pahoran’s response to Moroni, which provides a powerful model of interpersonal communication, trust, and conflict resolution.

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Look forward to an engaging discussion with DanielleJaredAmanda and Jason.

After you listen to the lesson and class discussion, please post your comments and questions here on the blog and continue the conversation!


You can Access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).


Read an important and plausible interpretation of the Stripling Warriors story by a member of the military here. http://rationalfaiths.com/war/



Thanks to Jared Mooney of Dirty Water Sound & Music and James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for their postproduction work.

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