How Do Children Envision Scripture Stories?

How Do Children Envision Scripture Stories?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Story of the Wicked Priest Who Suddenly Believed Abinadi: Mosiah 17: 1-5

First, an introduction:  Abinadi is the prophet of the Lord who has been preaching to the unfriendly King Noah and his wicked priests.  They don't like him, and they don't believe him.  Abinadi won't stop talking, no matter what they threaten.  He is determined to deliver the message the Lord commanded him to deliver.

One of the young, wicked priests of King Noah, however, has been listening to Abinadi intently, and he has begun to believe.  This young priest is named Alma.

Abinadi was a prophet of God.

King Noah did not like God or His prophets.
 1 And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these sayings, that the king commanded that the apriests should take him and cause that he should be put to bdeath.

 2But there was one among them whose name was aAlma, he also being a descendant of Nephi.

Alma started out as one of King Noah's wicked priests, but he was converted to Christ.

And he was a young man, and he bbelieved the words which Abinadi had spoken, for he knew concerning the iniquity which Abinadi had testified against them; therefore he began to plead with the king that he would not be angry with Abinadi, but suffer that he might depart in peace.

 3But the king was more wroth, and caused that Alma should be cast out from among them, and sent his servants after him that they might slay him.

 4But he fled from before them and ahid himself that they found him not. And he being concealed for many days did bwrite all the words which Abinadi had spoken.
While Alma hid from King Noah, he wrote what Abinadi had said.

 5And it came to pass that the king caused that his guards should surround Abinadi and take him; and they bound him and cast him into prison.
King Noah threw Abinadi into prison.

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