Book of Mormon
Lesson 23
More Than One Witness


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will increase our understanding of the plan of redemption and the power of having more than one witness to testify of gospel truths.

Scripture references for study:  Alma 812
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Lesson 23 Handout (PDF)


Introduction

After having taught his mighty sermon on spiritual rebirth, Alma set the church in order in Zarahemla. He did this prior to beginning a journey to other parts of the land to preach the gospel (see Alma 6).

Alma went to the land of Gideon where he (see Alma 7):

Alma 8.


Alma 9

Alma returns to his preaching to the people of Ammonihah.

The people forget the tradition of their fathers.

Sinning against light and knowledge.


Alma 10

Amulek begins teaching.

He talks of his own conversion.

The prayers of the righteous.

"And now behold, I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges." (v27)


Alma 11

"And this Zeezrom began to question Amulek, saying: Will ye answer me a few questions which I shall ask you? Now Zeezrom was a man who was expert in the devices of the devil, that he might destroy that which was good; therefore, he said unto Amulek: Will ye answer the questions which I shall put unto you?" (v21).

WHAT WAS ZEEZROM'S FIRST REQUEST?

Zeezrom learned that Amulek was a man of conviction. Since bribery did not work, he then attempted to trap Amulek through a line of questioning.

Amulek then went on and taught Zeezrom and the people about the Atonement, the resurrection, and the judgment.


Alma 12

Once again, Alma begins speaking.

Snares of the devil.

Knowledge of the Lord.

The plan of redemption.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings of Alma and Amulek. What have you learned that can become part of your life? How do we respond to the Zeezrom's around us?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Conference Reports (CR).

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Volume 3, by Joseph Fielding McConkie and Robert L. Millet.

Journal of Discourses (JD).

Stand Ye In Holy Places by Harold B. Lee.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (TPJS).


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