Book of Mormon Conversion Stories – Mormon Quotes

Alma 36:6-10; For I went about with the sons of Mosiah, seeking to destroy the church of God;but behold, God sent his holy angel to stop us by the way. 7 And behold, he spake unto us, as it were the voice of thunder, and the whole earth did tremble beneath our feet; and we all fell to the earth, for the fear of the Lord came upon us.  8 But behold, the voice said unto me: Arise. And I arose and stood up, and beheld the angel. 9 And he said unto me: If thou wilt of thyself be destroyed, seek no more to destroy the church of God. 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.

Acts 9:4-9And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

My, how similar the stories are eh?

Question:  why was Alma seeking to destroy the Church of God in 73 BC when the Christian church hadn’t been established yet?

One Response to “Book of Mormon Conversion Stories – Mormon Quotes”

  1. Anonymous October 16, 2017 at 12:11 am #

    Your question makes it sound like God had no religious organization until after Jesus Christ. Like you’ve never read or heard of the Old Testament. Which is highly unusual.

    And if what you meant was “why were the Nephites called Christians at times when they followed the Law of Moses” that is answered in a few places in the text which you’d know if you’d read it.

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