Thursday, November 7, 2013

Helaman 1

(November 5, 2013)
I have often wondered how many of the Lamanites that had been taken prisoner, and then allowed to leave in peace, ended up fighting in other wars or causing the deaths of other Nephites.  I can only assume that Mormon – a general in his own right – included this information in his abridgement as an evidence of support of this particular principle.  It seems counterintuitive, from a warmaking perspective, but it makes sense from a Gospel perspective – it gives those released the opportunity to repent and change and become something better than they were before.

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