Political Vengeance – Alma 54:1-24

1 And now it came to pass in the commencement of the twenty and ninth year of the judges, that Ammoron sent unto Moroni desiring that he would exchange prisoners.

2 And it came to pass that Moroni felt to rejoice exceedingly at this request, for he desired the provisions which were imparted for the support of the Lamanite prisoners for the support of his own people; and he also desired his own people for the strengthening of his army.

3 Now the Lamanites had taken many women and children, [The only reason for them to take women and children captive is to use as forced labor or for trading prisoners in the future.] and there was not a woman nor a child among all the prisoners of Moroni, or the prisoners whom Moroni had taken; therefore Moroni resolved upon a stratagem to obtain as many prisoners of the Nephites from the Lamanites as it were possible.

4 Therefore he wrote an epistle, and sent it by the servant of Ammoron, the same who had brought an epistle to Moroni. Now these are the words which he wrote unto Ammoron, saying:

5 Behold, Ammoron, I have written unto you somewhat concerning this war which ye have waged against my people, or rather which thy brother hath waged against them, and which ye are still determined to carry on after his death.

6 Behold, I would tell you somewhat concerning the justice of God, and the sword of his almighty wrath, which doth hang over you except ye repent and withdraw your armies into your own lands, or the land of your possessions, which is the land of Nephi.

7 Yea, I would tell you these things if ye were capable of hearkening unto them; yea, I would tell you concerning that awful hell that awaits to receive such murderers as thou and thy brother have been, except ye repent and withdraw your murderous purposes, and return with your armies to your own lands.

8 But as ye have once rejected these things, and have fought against the people of the Lord, even so I may expect you will do it again.

9 And now behold, we are prepared to receive you; yea, and except you withdraw your purposes, behold, ye will pull down the wrath of that God whom you have rejected upon you, even to your utter destruction.

10 But, as the Lord liveth, our armies shall come upon you except ye withdraw, and ye shall soon be visited with death, for we will retain our cities and our lands; yea, and we will maintain our religion and the cause of our God.

11 But behold, it supposeth me that I talk to you concerning these things in vain; or it supposeth me that thou art a child of hell; therefore I will close my epistle by telling you that I will not exchange prisoners, save it be on conditions that ye will deliver up a man and his wife and his children, for one prisoner; if this be the case that ye will do it, I will exchange.

12 And behold, if ye do not this, I will come against you with my armies; yea, even I will arm my women and my children, and I will come against you, and I will follow you even into your own land, which is the land of our first inheritance; yea, and it shall be blood for blood, yea, life for life; and I will give you battle even until you are destroyed from off the face of the earth.

13 Behold, I am in my anger, and also my people; ye have sought to murder us, and we have only sought to defend ourselves. But behold, if ye seek to destroy us more we will seek to destroy you; yea, and we will seek our land, the land of our first inheritance.

Who will be the next great Moroni of our time? It will be the rise of the Joseph Servant who will help to cleanse this land of the depravity which will exist after the collapse of the United States. But, he will be more than a general of an army, for he will also be the leader who will gather the New Jerusalem. 2 Nephi 3:9-11, 3 Nephi 21

14 Now I close my epistle. I am Moroni; I am a leader of the people of the Nephites.

15 Now it came to pass that Ammoron, when he had received this epistle, was angry; and he wrote another epistle unto Moroni, and these are the words which he wrote, saying:

16 I am Ammoron, the king of the Lamanites; I am the brother of Amalickiah whom ye have murdered. Behold, I will avenge his blood upon you, yea, and I will come upon you with my armies for I fear not your threatenings.

17 For behold, your fathers did wrong their brethren, insomuch that they did rob them of their right to the government when it rightly belonged unto them.

Across the world today is a movement to fundamentally change the ideologies of people, nations, and religious institutions. This insidious movement is driven by political vengeance, where if you do not conform to the subjugation of these people you will be stripped of your rights, liberties, and branded as a hater and a menace to society. It has grown across Europe, and other parts of the world, and now is digging in its heels in the United States. It is yet in its infant stages, but will will fill the earth with death, slavery, and destruction before Christ comes.

18 And now behold, if ye will lay down your arms, and subject yourselves to be governed by those to whom the government doth rightly belong, then will I cause that my people shall lay down their weapons and shall be at war no more. [This is the promise of those who would subjugate the righteous. But the cost is great, for if you do not convert to their ideologies you will be destroyed.]

19 Behold, ye have breathed out many threatenings against me and my people; but behold, we fear not your threatenings.

20 Nevertheless, I will grant to exchange prisoners according to your request, gladly, that I may preserve my food for my men of war; and we will wage a war which shall be eternal, either to the subjecting the Nephites to our authority or to their eternal extinction. [This is the ultimate plan of the Adversary in this world. He wishes to annihilate all Christians and Jews in the last days. This will come about about through the Kingdom of the Beast, the AntiChrist and the False Prophet. They are amongst us now, but shall gain prominence and power in the coming years.]

21 And as concerning that God whom ye say we have rejected, behold, we know not such a being; neither do ye; but if it so be that there is such a being, we know not but that he hath made us as well as you.

22 And if it so be that there is a devil and a hell, behold will he not send you there to dwell with my brother whom ye have murdered, whom ye have hinted that he hath gone to such a place? But behold these things matter not.

23 I am Ammoron, and a descendant of Zoram, whom your fathers pressed and brought out of Jerusalem. [Zoram was a good friend of Nephi, and yet to his descendants who rebelled, Nephi is remembered as a tyrant.] 

24 And behold now, I am a bold Lamanite; [The term “Lamanite” by this time had a distinction beyond simple blood lines. It identified a political class that hated the Nephites.] behold, this war hath been waged to avenge their wrongs, and to maintain and to obtain their rights to the government; and I close my epistle to Moroni.

The day will come when people who are citizens of the United States will no longer identify themselves as Americans because of what they consider the wrongs perpetrated upon them by previous leaders. Our country will divide in a manner similar to the Nephites and Lamanites, but more segmented. And then the blood and carnage upon this land shall be like it has never been seen in our history. The catalyst for this war will begin here, but escalate from outside sources.

 

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6 Responses to Political Vengeance – Alma 54:1-24

  1. S Silver says:

    Vs 13: Is Moroni invoking the law the Lord has taught them that if they were not guilty of the first offense, neither the second that they could kill the person(s) trying to murder them? It seems clear the Lamanites are wanting to murder to gain lands, resources and control/power over the Nephites and the entire land mass. Is this the true definition of murder – to kill so that you get some gain? [Murder is on an individual level. Moroni was defending his people in a state of war. The Lord judges the heart, so if we are defending ourselves or family the Lord will judge one based on their heart’s intent. PR]

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  2. S Silver says:

    Vs 21: Were the Lananites atheist by this time? [They were everything except followers of Christ. Many variations of beliefs depending upon familial heritage. PR]

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  3. jaywez says:

    You mentioned the following in A Witness of the End Times:

    “I was told Shassafat is the Anti-Christ. This is the first time this has been shown to me. He would gain more power after he appears to be weakened. Galem is the False Prophet and Baashabu will be the Beast that leads that Kingdom for a while. These men are all Sons of Perdition and there are thousands of Sons of Perdition who have and are walking this earth.”

    Is there anything more you can add to the record regarding the kingdom of the beast, the anti-Christ, and the false prophet? Do they work together or are they separate actors? Where are they from? Etc. Thanks! [I am only permitted to say what was included in the book. But those who seek personal revelation will know who they are when the Lord wants them to know. PR]

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  4. Lisa Anderson says:

    I keep wondering why it has been prophesied that this dispensation will be the only one where good triumphs over evil, yet how can this be accomplished if this country falls, as well as other nations that will be run by evil leaders? How can the righteous be destroyed because of their faith in Jesus Christ and yet good triumphs? The tribulation is foretold to be so hideous I don’t see how there’s much hope for most of us. It looks beyond bleak. It looks….well…..hopeless. Why would a loving Savior allow this country to be destroyed when there are millions of faithful Christians, as well as millions of good people from other belief systems still remaining true and faithful to their faiths?? Why aren’t the good people enough to preserve the liberties we strive to protect and live by? If the triumph is because Christ returns to stop the carnage it sounds to me like it won’t be the good people who triumph at all—it will be God who has the victory. I feel nothing but despair when I look ahead, especially for my children and grandchildren. And why are sons of perdition allowed to run amok over the good in the world? And why does the gate of hell open to unleash more evil?? Don’t we have enough to deal with already? What kind of plan IS this? — it’s certainly not one of happiness. [The scenario for what will happen in America has happened throughout history. I’m reminded of Lehi’s family and what befell the Jews in Jerusalem. There were still good people living there at the time of the Babylonian attack. Only a remnant survived. Only a few were lead out of the city like Lehi and his caravan. Currently, the United States is ripening in iniquity, but at the same time the righteous are ripening in their knowledge of the Lord. We must trust in Him, despite the hardships. The way God works among us is clearly made visible in the Book of Mormon. We must be faithful and trust in Him. We must also trust that He is a just and merciful God. Many worry about the fate of their children, extended family, and friends. The “Plan of Happiness” is the Everlasting Covenant, which extends far beyond this life. There is much to be joyful about, yet at this time it is best to seek a relationship with the Lord and know how to receive personal revelation to help us for what will come. Do not despair, that is what the adversary wants us to do. The gathering of the Elect will be a joyous triumph before the coming of the Lord. PR]

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  5. P B says:

    You mention that across the world today is a movement to fundamentally change the ideologies of people, nations, and religious institutions. I am trying to understand this more fully. In the Western world we typically think this is Islamic in nature. Christians often seem to blindly support the Jews and Israel. However, I tend to believe that there is a more hidden conspiracy that has infiltrated Islamic, Christian and Jewish religions all together… With time, it appears to me that there is a very evil and insidious force behind the political Jewery (particularly sects like Chabad Lubavitch). It seems this sect has members who are some of the richest and most powerful in the world, which run whole industries – such as large portions of Hollywood and other businesses, with very very powerful political allies and lobbies (such as the ADL)… Could it be that these cult-like sects are trying to destroy Judaism from within? Could it be that these sects will ultimately be the influence which will provoke the Islamic Kingdom of the Beast to destroy Jerusalem and millions of Jews? Is there a Satanic coordination behind the scenes which runs this great secret combination through infiltration of world Jewry, Christian mega-churches, and much of the Islamic world? [You have touched on many things that are considered conspiratorial to the world, yet in essence are true. Most of what we think we understand is only scratching the surface of the truth. Most of what I can say on the matter is in the book “A Witness of the End of Times. PR]

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  6. M H says:

    You said, “The day will come when people who are citizens of the United States will no longer identify themselves as Americans because of what they consider the wrongs perpetrated upon them by previous leaders. Our country will divide in a manner similar to the Nephites and Lamanites, but more segmented. And then the blood and carnage upon this land shall be like it has never been seen in our history. The catalyst for this war will begin here, but escalate from outside sources.”

    Wow. A lot can change in a year’s time since you’ve posted this. (Or, close to a year at least). I feel this is coming to pass, especially seeing people in the United States being ashamed of the American flag and burning it due to the “wrongs perpetrated upon them by previous leader.”

    Would you say the racial divide we are experiencing now with the current rioting and race rioting going on be considered the beginning steps that will lead to this bloody civil conflict you speak of that will sweep across the United States? [The beginning yes, but it will ebb and flow until it reaches a fever pitch. The rising generation will not rest until America is destroyed. But it will not end how they imagined it. PR]

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