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Kahivhen Q.

Casinillo Book of Mormon, Religion 122


Independent Study

Lesson 1
Alma 30–35

Complete assignment 7 and any three of the other assignments:

7. Alma 34:8–41. The Infinite and Eternal Atonement

a. Mark Alma 33:11, 22 in your scriptures. Write a statement of what these verses teach about the mission of Jesus
Christ.

 These verses teach us about the mission of Jesus Christ that those who willingly come to Him with penitent or
repentant hearts are worthy of His mercy and grace. His mission is to suffer, die and live again that He may have
the power to redeem us from our fallen state. Since Jesus Christ is our Advocate with the Father, we cannot go
back to our Heavenly Father’s presence without the saving power of the Atonement provided by our Savior,
Jesus Christ. Since the beginning of the Plan of Salvation, Heavenly Father knows it is impossible for his children
to progress eternally without His help, that’s why He provided a savior for us, and this is the mission of His
Begotten Son to redeem us from our sins and be purified.

b. The “great question” in Amulek’s day is ultimately the great question people of the world are being challenged with
today. According to Amulek, what is the great question?

 According to Amulek, he stated in the fifth verse the great question and said, “the great question which is in
your minds is whether the word be in the Son of God, or whether there shall be no Christ.” This tell us that even
in our modern day, many still assume the existence of Jesus Christ as the son of God, who will redeem and save
us. Some may already know Him, but still doubt as to His perfections and Godliness.

c . Read Alma 34:1–17. Write a paragraph summarizing Amulek’s main points concerning the infinite Atonement of
Christ.

 Infinite means endless, limitless or impossible to measure as to its extent, measure or size. In the same manner,
when Jesus Christ performed the Atonement, it covers all men from the Earth since the beginning until all the
children of our Heavenly Father has received the miracles and effects of the Atonement. As I have understood,
this Atonement also applies to other worlds created by Him and all other worlds that will be created. Of all the
sacrifices that has been made in the Moses’ Law, the Savior’s infinite sacrifice supersedes it.

d. After reading Alma 34:15–17, 30–41 and the student manual commentary “Alma 34:14–17: ‘Faith unto
Repentance’” (pages 229–30), write a one-page paper on what we can do if we have faith in Jesus Christ and gratitude
for the Atonement. What can we do to more effectively prepare to meet and be worthy to live with the Lord forever?

 Without repentance, we cannot be able to access the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Therefore as we exercise
Faith in Him, we also mean that as we exercise Faith, we humbly accept and recognize our sins, feeling godly
sorrow and a desire to change. More than that desire is also a desire to transform our habits and actions and
overcome our past mistakes. When we do not cover our sins, and procrastinate, we exercise Faith unto
Repentance. We gain strength and help from the Lord to let Him strengthen our weaknesses and not to rely on
our own.
6. Alma 33. The Atonement Solves Problems of False Beliefs From Alma 31:8–23; 32:2–5, identify false teachings and
practices among the Zoramites. Write a summary of what Alma taught in Alma 33 that provides correction for the
false teachings and practices you listed.

 False teachings and practices of Zoramites:


1. They do not keep the commandments, statutes, performances of the Church. (Law of moses)
2. They do not continue in prayer and supplication to God daily.
3. They pervert the ways of the Lord.
4. They build synagogues to worship their false god.
5. They only pray and worship in the Rameumpton uttering the same prayers.
6. They despise and cast out the poor in heart because of their poverty.

 Alma’s correction to Zoramites’ false teachings and practices:


1. We can worship and pray to God anywhere (e.g fields, houses and closet).
2. Prayers need not be scripted, memorized and long as long as it came from our hearts.
3. He corrected to only worship the only true God which was testified by many prophets of old who will come
in the meridian of time, who was Jesus Christ.
4. He urged them to believe and plant the word in their hearts according to what is written in the scriptures,
and not rely on false traditions.

8. Alma 34:17–28. Prayer Read Alma 34:17–28 and complete the following tasks in writing:

a. What did Amulek say we should pray for?

Amulek said we should pray for mercy, so that He will give us mercy also. He said we should humble ourselves and
continue praying always. We should pray for our fields, flocks, houses, household, and all other places. We should pray
for our enemies and also power against the devil. He told us to pray with all our hearts for the welfare of others as well
as our own. Not only do we pray the welfare of others but also in doing these things e.g. helping the needy, the naked,
the sick and afflicted.

b. Give modern equivalents of what we could pray for based on verses 20–26.

In our time, fields and crops can also be employment, job or work in our modern time. Flocks may mean our
resources, operations, productions and all other departments in our business or just the basic needs, properties and
resources we have in our homes. Homes are considered our family and children, including our household.

c. Amulek taught that something would make our prayers vain if we failed to do it. What was it?

Amulek taught us that charity is the essence of having a meaningful and effective prayer. He taught us that when
we pray for them, we also visit the sick and afflicted, impart of our substances to the poor, naked and the needy. We
seek the welfare of others in prayer and in deed. Otherwise, we will be called as hypocrites for our mouths speak of it in
our prayers, but our hands do not do it.

9. Alma 34:32–35. The Time for Repentance Read Alma 34:32–35 and the student manual commentary “Alma 34:34–
35: That Same Spirit Will Possess Us” (pages 230–31). Write several sentences explaining the necessity of repenting in
this life.

• Mortality is the time given to us by God to be tested. In His perfect wisdom, He knows this is the best time in
life to experience and learn essential lessons worthy of progressing. We have given the features and qualities
necessary to overcome carnality when we obtained physical bodies. We cannot exchange life in mortality to
others because this is the only time we have received bodies susceptible to decomposition. This is the only time
when Satan will tempt us. Because after this life, it was prophesied that after this life, Jesus Christ will rule and
he will have no more power to seduce us. That is why it is necessary to repent while in this mortal life.