Understanding the Scriptures
|Visitation (v. 2)||The time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ|
|Racked (v. 3)||Tormented, suffering|
|Unquenchable (v. 5)||Cannot be put out|
|Variableness, vary (vv. 9–10)||Change|
|Temporal (v. 13)||Physical, mortal|
|Ceased (vv. 15, 19–20)||Stopped, ended|
|Wrought (vv. 16–19)||Done|
|His disciples who should tarry (v. 22)||The three Nephite disciples who were translated and continued their ministry on the earth|
|Confirm (v. 25)||Prove|
|Despise (vv. 26–27)||Hate|
|Probation (v. 28)||Testing in this mortal life|
|Consume it on your lusts (v. 28)||Satisfy your physical or earthly desires|
|Altered (vv. 32–33)||Changed|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study Mormon 9.
Counsel for Specific People
Moroni spoke to at least four groups of people in Mormon 9. Summarize his message for:
Those “who do not believe in Christ” (vv. 1–6).
Those “who deny the revelations of God” (vv. 7–14).
Those who do not believe God can work miracles (vv. 15–25).
Those who “despise the works of the Lord” (vv. 26–31).
Doctrines of God’s Plan
There is no single passage of scripture in which God’s plan of salvation is explained in detail and which shows a relation of all the elements of the plan to each other. The doctrines of the plan are scattered throughout the scriptures, where those who diligently study can find and apply them. The effort required makes the learning more meaningful and memorable. Mormon 9 contains several important doctrines relating to “the great plan of happiness.” In Mormon 9, find what you think are five important doctrines relating to the plan. Write them in your notebook, along with a brief explanation of the importance of this doctrine to the plan as a whole.
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