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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Alma 30

Summary:Korihor, the antichrist, ridicules Christ, the atonement, and the spirit of prophecy—He teaches that there is no God, no fall of man, no penalty for sin, and no Christ—Alma testifies that Christ shall come and that all things denote there is a God—Korihor demands a sign and is struck dumb—The devil had appeared to Korihor as an angel and taught him what to say—He is trodden down and dies. About 74 B.C
If there is one thing I have learned recently, it is that God tests His children so that they have the chance to grow. As we go through our day to day lives, it is so easy to forget the bigger picture. We may forget that God is there. We may neglect our prayers and our scripture study. We may take this Gospel for granted. But we must not do those things. This life is the time to prepare to meet God. To prepare to meet our Savior so that we might one day feel the joy of being in His embrace. What Korihor does in this chapter is play on weakmindedness. He tries to convince the people that there is no God and no Christ because the people have not seen them. And maybe sometimes, we fall into that trap ourselves. But I testify that even tho we may not see them while we are on this side of the veil, we can feel them. That is why we have the Gospel. Without it, I believe that we would miss the miracles that continue to occur in our lives everyday. Heavenly Father allows us to be tested and tried so that we do remember Him. And when the miracle finally comes after suffering through these tests, we have the opportunity to feel of the most amazing gift--His love for us. He also might provide us with little miracles along the way to let us know that He is there, holding our hand. We can't give up. The only way to know of God's existence in this life is through feeling Him and watching His miracles unfold. That is why "life happens."

I know that this only touches on one principle in this chapter, but I felt like it was the most important. I had been feeling the past few weeks like my testimony was slowly slipping away. I was losing sight of the bigger picture. I felt detached from God. But some things have happened the past few days that are nothing short of miracles. And through those miracles, both Jeff and I have been blessed with light and knowledge, and we have felt of His love for us. That is how I know that He exists and that this plan He has set out for us is true.


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