Ask the other half of the class to read Mosiah 15:26â27 to see who will not be allowed to take part in the First Resurrection. He gave up wealth, power, dominion, and the fullness of his glory-for what?-for taunting, mocking, humiliation, and subjection. You may want to explain that the word intercession refers to a person coming between two people or groups of people to help them become reconciledâin other words, to come to harmony with one another. Mosiah 15 O, how beautiful upon the mountains are their feet! Absolutely not! Alma hid and wrote the words of Abinadi. 454 Lecture 37 Mosiah 19-20 . ), How does hearkening to the words of the prophets lead to being redeemed by the Savior? Little children cannot repent; wherefore it is awful wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, for they are all alive in him because of his mercy (Moroni 8:19). Why did King Noah fail to make the right choice and release Abinadi? Long before he came somebody had said that when the supreme man arrived he would submit to tribulation without complaining. To refer to the Son as "the Father" can be confusing. Mosiah 15:1-5 explains that Christ is called both the Father and the Son—the Father because He was conceived by the power of God, giving Him the power and divine attributes of God. (As students respond, remove the picture of Jesus Christ from the diagram. There are many signs of the times. âIf it be proper to speak of those who accept and abide in the gospel as Christâs sons and daughtersâand upon this matter the scriptures are explicit and cannot be gainsaid nor deniedâit is consistently proper to speak of Jesus Christ as the Father of the righteous, they having become His children and He having been made their Father through the second birthâthe baptismal regenerationâ (âThe Father and the Son: AÂ Doctrinal Exposition by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,â Ensign, Apr. Abinadi teaches us that Jesus Christ is both the Father and the Son. Explain that in paying the fines, the family member or friend would redeem them from their punishment. We shall follow them, and through them we shall work out our salvation here on earth in the Lord's own way." Thousands of these people who lived in this ignorance were devout and faithful to the doctrines which they had been taught. The word betwixt means between. "Being 'swallowed up' means being totally enveloped-without question, protest, reservation, or resentment. This doctrine is subtly repeated by Abinadi. . "Willful rebellion" more aptly describes the attitude of Satan than any other phrase. Write the following incomplete statement on the board: If we remain true to God in all circumstances,Â â¦. (Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Lecture 35, p. 85), Abinadi is obviously expounding on the words of Isaiah, when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed (Mosiah 14:10). There is serious doubt about whether our admission is really justified, so he generously intercedes for us. The following excerpts from that statement may help students understand Abinadiâs teaching about Jesus Christ as Father and Son: â[One] sense in which Jesus Christ is regarded as the âFatherâ has reference to the relationship between Him and those who accept His gospel and thereby become heirs of eternal life.Â â¦. Shouldn't the Holy Ghost have his own ordinances, commandments, and teachings? It began with Christ himself. . "Have you ever asked yourselves who these people are, who preach the gospel of peace and whose feet are so beautiful upon the mountains? They teach the same doctrine and require the same ordinances of salvation. "Oh, the magnitude of that sacrifice, that condescension! And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son. .We honor them. You may know much about the gospel as it branches out from there, but if you only know the branches and those branches do not touch that root, if they have been cut free from that truth, there will be no life nor substance nor redemption in them. These people are the prophets of God - they who preach the gospel of the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ." Nevertheless, understanding those scriptures which refer to the Jehovah as the Father will help the reader to better understand the great role of our Redeemer. (Help students understand that the Savior does not erase the demands of justice; He stands between us and justice to satisfy justiceâs demands by taking the punishment for us.). (Mormon Doctrine, p. 639). Ask the class to follow along, looking for who Abinadi indicated will not be redeemed from their sins. Invite a student to read aloud the following statement by Elder RichardÂ G. Scott (1928â2015) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Then he says, Now can I get them through?...So he goes ahead as our sponsor and clears the legal difficulties. (as quoted by Henry B. Eyring in On Becoming a Disciple Scholar, pp. We know the consequences of rebelling against the law. 1, p. 8]. 80.)" Thus, as our Savior and Redeemer, he answers the ends of the law; he pays the price, he makes sure the irrevocable decrees of a just God are fulfilled, and thereby satisfies the demands of justice. Mormon describes them as follows, they that have no law (Moroni 8:22). In Mosiah 15:11-17 Abinadi talks about “how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!” those that publisheth peace and have therefore become His seed. 296 • John W. Welch 52:7-10 (see Mosiah 12:21-24), Abinadi first paraphrased and interpreted the remaining verses in Isaiah 52, and they work together marvelously in Abinadi's hand. He spoke of this as the condescension of God, asking Nephi, Knowest thou the condescension of God?...And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look! And the Lord said unto Mosiah: Let them go up, for many shall believe on their words.And they shall have eternal life; and I will deliver thy sons out of the hands of the Lamanites. The king cast Alma out and sent servants to kill him. The first resurrection is the resurrection of life (Jn 5:29). Was Abinadi trying to teach that Elohim and Jehovah are indeed the same individual? Will come forth in the First Resurrection, Will not be part of the First Resurrection. (After students respond, complete the statement on the board so that it conveys the following principle: If we remain true to God in all circumstances, we can help others recognize the truth.). . The first was inaugurated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ; immediately following which many of the saints came forth from their graves. Thus, we see that the greatness of Isaiah's words can only be fully understood with a comprehensive understanding of God's plan. Invite several students to take turns reading aloud from Mosiah 16:2â5,Â 12. Invite a student to read Mosiah 17:12 aloud. This applies to those thousands of saints who were yet to proclaim the gospel. Mosiah 5:15. by LDS Scripture of the Day |. This particular passage of Mosiah has confused many readers. [“Greater” implies more access to God’s light.] In other words, we must meet the demands of justice. And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace! It is the defining characteristic of those who become the Sons of Perdition. Nibley’s Commentary On The Book of Mormon Sharman Bookwalter Hummel, Editor Selections from all Four Volumes Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W. Nibley ... Lecture 35 Mosiah 15-16 . The justice of God demands that every time a law of God is violated, there is a punishment for the transgression. About 148 B.C. Also, let’s review Mosiah 15:1-7; 1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. Invite several students to take turns reading aloud from Mosiah 15:1â7. But they are also one in omniscience, omnipotence, wisdom, and grace. . Mosiah 5:15 That Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent May Seal You His: In his farewell address to his people, King Benjamin admonished his people: "Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent may seal you his , that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life" (Mosiah 5:15) Mosiah 15:25 "And little children also have eternal life." According to verses 9â10, how did Abinadi remain true to God, even when faced with death? What stands out to you about Abinadiâs last words? Just as I inherited brown eyes from my father, Christ inherited the power of God. Furthermore, this spiritual transformation is a necessary requirement for entering into the kingdom of God. One might ask which of these signs is the most important. These feel the weight of the ruthless demands of divine justice more fully than any other group. Posted on March 15, 2019 by Pure Revelations. Mosiah 15. Then read Mosiah 11:2, 6–7, 15, 19, and mark in a different color (if you can) the influence Noah’s actions had on the people of the kingdom. Consider using this segment from the Book of Mormon Videos as you teach this part (see the Book of Mormon Videos: Seminary Teacher Instructions). 2017 Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual, Introduction to the Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual, Lesson 1: Title Page, Introduction, and Testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses, Home-Study Lesson: Studying the ScripturesâOverview of the Book of Mormon (Unit 1), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 1â6; 9 (Unit 2), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 7â14 (Unit 3), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 15â19 (Unit 4), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 20â2 Nephi 3 (Unit 5), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 4â10 (Unit 6), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 11â25 (Unit 7), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 26â31 (Unit 8), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 32âJacob 4 (Unit 9), Home-Study Lesson: Jacob 5âOmni (Unit 10), Home-Study Lesson: Words of MormonâMosiah 6 (Unit 11), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 7â17 (Unit 12), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 18â25 (Unit 13), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 26âAlma 4 (Unit 14), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 11â16 (Unit 16), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 17â24 (Unit 17), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 25â32 (Unit 18), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 33â38 (Unit 19), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 39â44 (Unit 20), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 45â63 (Unit 21), Home-Study Lesson: Helaman 1â9 (Unit 22), Home-Study Lesson: Helaman 10â16 (UnitÂ 23), Introduction to Third Nephi: The Book of Nephi, Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 1:1â11:17 (Unit 24), Home-Study Lesson: 3Â Nephi 11:18â3 Nephi 16:20 (Unit 25), Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 17â22 (Unit 26), Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 23â30 (Unit 27), Introduction to Fourth Nephi: The Book of Nephi, Home-Study Lesson: 4 Nephi 1:1âMormon 8:11 (Unit 28), Home-Study Lesson: Mormon 8:12âEther 3:28 (Unit 29), Home-Study Lesson: Ether 4â12 (Unit 30), Home-Study Lesson: Ether 13:1âMoroni 7:19 (Unit 31), Home-Study Lesson: Moroni 7:20â10:34 (Unit 32), The Plates and Their Relationship to the Published Book of Mormon, Possible Route of Lehiâs Journey in the Wilderness, Possible Book of Mormon Sites in Relation to Each Other, âLesson 60: Mosiah 15â17,â 2017 Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual (2017), âLesson 60,â 2017 BoM Seminary Teacher Manual. In this exposition, they explained the meaning of certain scriptures in which Jesus Christ is designated as the Father. Abinadi is not referring to this "first resurrection." Mosiah 15:29-31 This is a quote of Isaiah 52:8-10. Since God's children are the ones transgressing His laws, justice demands that they pay the appropriate price. Read Mosiah 11:1–2, 5–7, 14–19, and mark words and phrases that describe Noah’s actions and what he sought for after becoming king. But do you have to be a prophet to be born again? He explained in Jerusalem: "I can of mine own self do nothing I am come in my Father's name ... yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and earth" (Mosiah 15:4; see also Mosiah 7:26-27; D&C 93:14). . 2 And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son—. (Alma 34:15-16). [footnote: See also D&C 93:14. 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