Notes to self from study group

Note to self: see how “church” is used — because:

3 Nephi 5:12 And behold, I am called Mormon, being called after theland of Mormon, the land in which Alma did establish the church among the people, yea, the first church which was established among them after their transgression.

When was this church before?

Alma 10 — Also, are lawyers “judge-craft” — like priestcraft — and Nehors are priestcrafter and ammonihah group are leftovers and they have the first lawyers

compare King Benjamin and his proclamation and equality and King Mosiah and proclamation and equality (they did esteem him above any other man)


One response to “Notes to self from study group

  • Karen

    “Church” is used by Nephi when he’s back in Jerusalem: Zoram assumes Laban is taking the plates to the “brethren of the church.” So church is a term used back in Jerusalem. Nephi talks a lot about the great an abominable Church. But there isn’t much talk of Church after Nephi. I think that the “transgression” that Mormon talks about might be when the people of Nephi have gotten wicked enough that God commands Mosiah to leave with a few righteous and they go into the wilderness.

    After they leave, they meet up with Zarahemla’s people, and it says that Mosiah was chosen to be a king over all of them. Perhaps the people of Zarahemla had been without a Church for so long (they denied the being of their Creator) that perhaps Mosiah didn’t see it as wise to start up a Church right then.


    So the transgression would be the way the people of Nephi dissolved themselves into the Lamanites, and there wasn’t a new Church set up by Mosiah, Benjamin, or Mosiah.


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