Alma 32-34—Alma gives his great treatise on faith and the nurturing of testimony. How can we “experiment” on the word of God? How can the word of God take root in our hearts? Frankly, there’s more material here than one lesson can handle, and for our part, far more material than we can discuss in a quick podcast. Still, amazing stuff!
Alma 30 & 31—It’s a lesson on some of the darker corners of the kingdom! Korihor comes and stirs up trouble. What exactly is an anti-Christ? Alma leads a delegation to the Zoramites. While we harp on Rameumptom and the like, what about how the Zoramites do not speak of the things of God unless they are at church? That’s a very interesting bit of their theology that we don’t talk about. Dustin Homer is here to make sense of all of it for us. He’s smarter than Geoff.
Alma 32-34 – Faith! Alma teaches the Zoramites the value of humility and faith. He uses the example of a seed to demonstrate how faith is to be centered around Christ and the Atonement, how it is individual, and how it will grow when nurtured and die when ignored. Amulek similarly testifies, teaching the proper way to pray and demonstrate faith in the Atonement.
Alma 30-31 – Korihor, an anti-Christ, leads the people astray. He challenges Alma on the very existence of God and need for an Atonement. How can we learn to recognize and refute false teachings? Alma leads a mission to the apostate Zoramites, demonstrating compassion in the face of unfortunate circumstances.