Why did Moroni tell his warriors to stop fighting when they were close to destroying their enemies? What does this tell you about Moroni’s heart? Moroni’s leadership differed greatly from Zerahemnah’s. You should remember that they were both Nephites and that much of the fighting was between faithful Nephites and apostate Nephites with the Lamanites they convinced to fight with them. This war could have been prevented if it were not for people like Zerahemnah. What emotions do you feel when something preventable happens to you in your life?
Understanding the Scriptures
Pace (v. 1)||A short distance|
Inflict (v. 7)||Deliver, cause|
Become extinct (v. 7)||All die|
Hilt (v. 12)||Handle|
Wroth (v. 16)||Angry|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 44.
Conduct an Interview
Imagine you could interview Captain Moroni and Zerahemnah after the war. Review Alma 44:1–9 and include the following as part of the interview:
Compare what Moroni and Zerahemnah said was the reason for the Nephite victory (see Alma 44:3–4, 9).
Explain why you think it is hard for some people to recognize the power of God (see 3 Nephi 2:1–2).
Write a News Report
Write a news report from the battle scene recorded in Alma 44:11–24 to an audience anxious for news about the war.
Make a Comparison
Review Alma 44:11–24 and list ways Moroni showed both justice and mercy even in a time of war (see Alma 43:54).
Read Alma 42:22–24 and compare Moroni’s justice and mercy to the justice and mercy of God.