“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
witness of the holy ghost
I love teaching primary. Six year old children are so earnest, teachable, and willing to please. This coming Sunday I get to teach the story of wicked king Noah and Abinadi. While his father was a righteous king, Noah taught the people to be wicked, gave them heavy taxes, replaced righteous priests with wicked men, had concubines, was a glutton and a drunk, and generally caused moral decay because of his lack of public and private virtue. Noah led his people down this evil path, because it is hard to enjoy sinning in the midst of good and righteous people. Abinadi was a prophet sent to cry repentance. Noah didn't like the message and put him to death. But one of Noah's priests heard the whisperings of the Holy Ghost that the words of God's prophet were true. He accepted and preached Abinadi's message to small groups in secret until he had converted 450 people, Mosiah 11-18. This priest's name was Alma. Alma knew Abinabi's words were true, because the power of the Holy Ghost witnessed the truth to him, Moroni 10:5. Even though Abinadi only converted one person to the truth, this person in turn touched the lives of 450. Who knows how many other people were brought to the joy of righteous living by the 450.