Understanding the Scriptures
|Suffer||(v. 6)—Allow, permit|
|Rent with anguish||(v. 16)—Torn apart with emotional pain|
|Immortality||(v. 21)—A resurrected body that will live forever|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Mormon 6.
Make a Comparison
As we read about the destruction of a people who turned from their righteousness to great wickedness, we must also realize that it is a story of a man who lived righteously for over 60 years in the midst of incredible wickedness. A closer look can help us more fully appreciate just how Christlike Mormon was, as well as give an example of how to make righteous decisions in our day.
Divide a page of your notebook into two columns. Title one side “The Nephites” and list under it everything you learn from the following references about the Nephites at the time of Mormon: Mormon 1:13–14, 16–17, 19; 2:10–15, 18, 26; 3:9–10, 13–14; 4:8, 10–12; 5:2, 15–18; 6:7.
Title the second column on the page “Mormon” and list under it everything you learn from the following references about Mormon: Mormon 1:1–2, 5, 15–17; 2:1–2, 9, 12–15, 19, 23–24, 27; 3:1–3, 11–14, 16–22; 5:1–2, 8–11, 13; 6:2–4, 6, 16–22. Try to understand what is implied about Mormon in some of the references to determine what they reveal about his character. For example, consider what he did compared with what he could have done in a situation. Or, consider his actions in light of the kind of people he lived among and led.
Write a paragraph on why Mormon can be considered one of the most Christlike men in the scriptures.