Alma 25: Prophecy Fulfilled

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 116

The Lord has sent His prophets to serve as His messengers and make known His will. Sometimes they predict future events. Alma 25 shows in amazing detail the fulfillment of some of the martyred prophet Abinadi’s prophecies. As you read, reflect on the messages of today’s prophet and why greater happiness comes when we follow his counsel.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 25

Vengeance (v. 1)Revenge
Usurped (v. 5)Taken unjustly or by force
Type (v. 10)Symbol, likeness
Verified (v. 12)Proven to be true
Outward performances (v. 15)Ordinances associated with the law of Moses

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity B and then activity A or C as you study Alma 25.

Activity A iconCheck the Footnote

The footnote for Alma 25:2 gives insight as to why the people in the land of Ammonihah were destroyed. Read the verses listed in the footnote and write a summary of what happened in Ammonihah and why.

Activity B iconHow Was Prophecy Fulfilled?

  1. 1.

    Abinadi prophesied concerning his accusers and their descendants as he was being burned to death. Read Abinadi’s final words in Mosiah 17:14–19 and list a brief summary of each element of his prophecy.

  2. 2.

    Search Alma 25:4–12 to identify which events fulfilled Abinadi’s words. Place the verse number next to the prophecy on your list.

  3. 3.

    Discuss with your parents, teacher, or some other adult Church member some of the prophetic words of latter-day prophets that have been fulfilled. Write down what you learn.

Abinadi burning

Activity C iconFind Key Ideas

Many of the Lamanites joined the people of Anti-Nephi-Lehi and accepted the law of Moses. Find the phrases in Alma 25:15–16 that explain why the law of Moses was an important part of the gospel at that time, and then summarize in one sentence why you feel that law was helpful for the Nephites.