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Passage: Alma 18:11 - Alma 19:12
11 And now my son, I have told you this that ye might learn wisdom, That ye may learn of me that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved- Only in and through Christ-
12 Behold, He is the life and the light of the world; Behold, He is the word of truth and righteousness.
13 And now, as ye have begun to teach the word, even so I would that ye should continue to teach, And I would that ye should be diligent and temperate in all things-
14 See that ye are not lifted up unto pride, Yea, see that ye do not boast in your own wisdom nor of your much strength, Use boldness, but not overbearance,
15 And also see that ye bridle all your passions, That ye may be filled with love, See that ye refrain from idleness. Do not pray as the Zoramites do, For ye have seen that they pray to be heard of men and to be praised for their wisdom-
16 Do not say, "O God, I thank Thee that we are better than our brethren," But rather say, "O Lord, forgive my unworthiness and remember my brethren in mercy"- Yea, acknowledge your unworthiness before God at all times.
17 And may the Lord bless your soul, And receive you at the last day into His kingdom to sit down in peace.
18 Now go, my son, and teach the word unto this people; Be sober, my son. Farewell.
Intro The commandments of Alma to his son Coreanton.
1 And now my son, I have somewhat more to say unto thee than what I said unto thy brother; For behold, have ye not observed the steadiness of thy brother, his faithfulness and his diligence in keeping the commandments of God?
2 Behold, has he not set a good example for thee?
3 For thou didst not give so much heed unto my words as did thy brother among the people of the Zoramites.
4 Now this is what I have against thee- Thou didst go on unto boasting in thy strength and thy wisdom.
5 And this is not all, my son- Thou didst do that which was grievous unto me, For thou didst forsake the ministry and did go over into the Land of Siron, among the borders of the Lamanites, after the harlot Isabel; Yea, she did steal away the hearts of many; But this was no excuse for thee, my son;
6 Thou shouldst have tended to the ministry wherewith thou wast entrusted.
7 Know ye not, my son, that these things are an abomination in the sight of the Lord? Yea, most abominable above all sins, save it be the shed- ding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost.
8 For behold, if ye deny the Holy Ghost when it once hath had place in you- And ye know that ye deny it- Behold, this is a sin which is unpardonable.
9 Yea, and whosoever murdereth against the light and knowledge of God, it is not easy for him to obtain forgiveness, Yea, I say unto you my son, that it is not easy for him to obtain a forgiveness!
10 And now my son, I would to God that ye had not been guilty of so great a crime;
11 I would not dwell upon your crimes to harrow up your soul, if it were not for your good;
12 But behold, ye cannot hide your crimes from God, And except ye repent, they will stand as a testimony against you at the last day.
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