Alma Unable to Speak for Two, Make that Three Days

15 August

salt-lake-mormon-temple-2Mosiah 27:23 “And it came to pass after they had fasted and prayed for the space of two days and two nights, the limbs of Alma received their strength, and he stood up and began to speak unto them, bidding them to be of good comfort.”

Alma 36:10 “And it came to pass that I fell to the earth; and it was for the space of three days and three nights that I could not open my mouth, neither had I the use of my limbs.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21 “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

By the time a young Christian reaches high school age he’s probably been taught to memorize 1 Thess. 5:21, in addition to 1 John 4:1 (test the spirits).

The two verses we see in the BoM are exactly why we’re taught to be on guard. When someone lies, it won’t take long before their lies will show through just like this one.

At one point in the narrative, either Joseph Smith, or Alma, forgot there was no such thing as churches in 73 BC.

Adding insult to injury, they also forgot Mosiah had already shared this story 24 years earlier, but said Alma couldn’t walk or talk for two days, not three.

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