208: The Limitations of Human Nature (BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 34)

“How Could You Have Forgotten Your God?”

 

Pretty much everyone is depressed in these chapters. The prophet Nephi and editor Mormon both complain about human nature and the state of wickedness of the people at this time. This is where the Lamanites become more righteous than the Nephites. Highlights will include

  • Lessons from Lamanite and Nephite reactions to the Gadianton Robbers
  • Book of Mormon perspective on prosperity
  • Scriptural portrayals of Satan and God
  • Nephi receiving the sealing power
  • The character of human nature

Class Member Reading: Helaman 6-12

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Prepare yourself for a thought-provoking discussion with AmandaMatthewJessica and Aaron.

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 my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).

 

Much thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his hard work in postproduction.

 

 

 

 

Resources

Our Buggy Moral Code, Dan Ariely

The Bad Show, RadioLab

The Philosophy and Science of Human Nature

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