Flashcards in Midterm #2 (BoM) Deck (99)
Know the different ways Pacumeni and Paanchi reacted when Pahoran II was selected to be chief judge after Pahoran I died
Pacumeni: he did unite with the voice of the people
Paanchi: Paanchi, and that part of the people that were desirous that he should be their governor, was exceedingly wroth; therefore, he was about to flatter away those people to rise up in rebellion against their brethren.
Know how Pacumeni and Paanchi met their fates
Pacumeni: Coriantumr slays Pacumeni (And it came to pass that Pacumeni, who was the chief judge, did flee before Coriantumr, even to the walls of the city. And it came to pass that Coriantumr did smite him against the wall, insomuch that he died. And thus ended the days of Pacumeni.)
Paanchi: And it came to pass as he was about to do this, behold, he was taken, and was tried according to the voice of the people, and condemned unto death; for he had raised up in rebellion and sought to destroy the liberty of the people.
Know about Coriantumr, the leader of the Lamanite armies; his basic background, his strategy to overtake the Nephite lands, which prominent Nephite he killed, etc.
-Jaredite name, Mulekite descendant (descendant of Zarahelma), Nephite dissenter, Lamanite leader (large & mighty man)
-march down to the land of Zarahemla to battle against the Nephites. because of so much contention and so much difficulty in the government, they didn't have sufficient guards in the land of Zarahemla and supposed that the Lamanites attack Zarahemla. But Coriantumr did march with such exceedingly great speed that there was no time for the Nephites to gather together their armies. Therefore Coriantumr did cut down the watch by the entrance of the city, and did march forth with his whole army into the city, and they did slay every one who did oppose them, insomuch that they did take possession of the whole city.
-When Coriantumr saw that he was in possession of the city of Zarahemla, and saw that the Nephites had fled before them, and were slain, and were taken, and were cast into prison, and that he had obtained the possession of the strongest hold in all the land, his heart took courage insomuch that he was about to go forth against all the land.
And now he did not tarry in the land of Zarahemla, but he did march forth with a large army, even towards the city of Bountiful; for it was his determination to go forth that he might obtain the north parts of the land.
And thus had Coriantumr plunged the Lamanites into the midst of the Nephites, insomuch that they were in the power of the Nephites, and he himself was slain, and the Lamanites did yield themselves into the hands of the Nephites.
Know who Gadianton was and what his goals were, and which group he was first appointed leader of
-Gadianton, who was exceedingly expert in many words, and also in his craft, to carry on the secret work of murder and of robbery; therefore he became the leader of the band of Kishkumen.
(lead to overthrow almost the entire Nephite civilization)
-Therefore he did flatter them, and also Kishkumen, that if they would place him in the judgment-seat he would grant unto those who belonged to his band that they should be placed in power and authority among the people; therefore Kishkumen sought to destroy Helaman.
Understand why they began to build their houses of cement and how they got timber to their land
-And there being but little timber upon the face of the land, the people became exceedingly expert in the working of cement; therefore they did build houses of cement, in the which they did dwell.
-timber was scarce in the land northward, they did send forth much by the way of shipping.
Understand the reason why the Gadianton robbers were not destroyed
Gadianton the robber had established in the more settled parts of the land, which at that time were not known unto those who were at the head of government; therefore they were not destroyed out of the land.
-The secret combinations whereabouts at this time were not known of by the leaders so they could not be destroyed.
Understand why the Nephites again began to prosper and what began to happen in the Church at that time
-They had been prospering because of their repentance but because of their pride they began to be very wicked (see 4:11-17 for the long list of sins they were committing.
Pride of their hearts
Oppressions to the poor
Withholding food and clothing from the hungry
Smiting their humble bretheren on the cheek
Making a mock of what was sacred
Denying the spirit of prophecy & revelation
Rising up in contention
Know what Helaman’s desire was for his sons Lehi and Nephi and what he wanted them to know about Christ
-Christ, our Redeemer, bought us out of our slavery to sin
-Christ owns us and is our new master
-Helaman desired that his sons would remember to keep the commandments of God.
He desired for them to declare the word as well. There is no other way nor means that men can be saved other than through the atoning blood of Christ, Lay up a treasure in heaven, To build their foundation on Christ so they would not fall by the Devil's winds
Know what the word “redeem” literally means
to buy/purchase (typically out of slavery)
Be familiar with what the oaths and covenants of the Gadianton robbers included, how they distinguished those who had entered the covenant, and where the oaths and covenants came from
Oaths and Covenants: That they would protect one another in whatsoever circumstance they should be placed that they would not suffer for their murders and their plunders and their stealings.
Distinguish: They had signs and secret signs and secret words
They did not come from the Jaredite plates. They came from Satan.
Know why Nephi returned from the land northward
The people from the land northward rejected his teachings.
Understand why Nephi said it would be better for the Lamanites than for the Nephites
They had not sinned against a greater knowledge and they are still more righteous than the Nephites
Know how Nephi knew the things which he told them were true
God had made them known unto him
Know what the reaction was to Nephi’s prophecy that the Nephites would be destroyed
-And now it came to pass that when Nephi had said these words, behold, there were men who were judges, who also belonged to the secret band of Gadianton, and they were angry, and they cried out against him, saying unto the people: Why do ye not seize upon this man and bring him forth, that he may be condemned according to the crime which he has done?
-And those judges were angry with him because he spake plainly unto them concerning their secret works of darkness; nevertheless, they durst not lay their own hands upon him, for they feared the people lest they should cry out against them.
-The guilty take the truth to be hard, for it cuts them to the very center... If ye were righteous and were willing to hearken to the truth, and give heed unto it, that ye might walk uprightly before God, then ye would not murmur because of the truth.
Be able to recall approximately when Mulek left Jerusalem (from lecture slides)
10 years after Lehi did
Know how Seezoram died
Murdered by his brother Seantum
Know what happened to the five who were sent to check out Nephi’s prophecy
Accused of the murder of the chief judge and thrown in prison
Be familiar with the further sign that Nephi gives when he is accused of murder
He prophecies the reactions of Seantum and that they will find blood on his cloak
Nephi told them to ask Seantum if he and Nephi had plotted to murder Seezoram. Nephi said Seantum would say "no." Then the judges were to ask Seantum if he had killed his brother. Seantum would again say "no," but the judges would find blood on his cloak. Nephi said Seantum would then shake and turn pale and finally confess to killing his brother.
Understand why the Lord would be willing to grant Nephi all things which he should say and what specific power was granted to Nephi
...Because he would not ask that which was contrary to the will of God. He was given the sealing power.
*Whatever Nephi sealed (or loosed) on earth would be sealed (or loosed) in heaven
= Whatever Nephi commanded on earth would be ratified in heaven and would happen.
The authority to command the elements
Know what Nephi requested God to do to prevent the people’s destruction
..He wanted the war to be replaced with a famine so that the people would remember God. (to humble them)
Be familiar with Boyd K. Packer’s quote about which keys the presidents of the Church do and do not hold
-Do not hold:
Key of the resurrection
Authority to control the elements or walk on water (Reserved to higher power and authority)
All the keys that are upon the earth
Understand what happens when you don’t follow your prophets, seers, and revelators according to vv. 2-5
...the Lord must chasten his people with many afflictions so that they will remember him. (be compelled to be humble)
Know who the author is here that laments “the nothingness of the children of men” and says they are “less than the dust of the earth” (see lecture slides)
Samuel was a prophet, but know who the prophet was at the time he prophesied
...Samuel was "a" prophet (like the members of the first presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve are prophets), but Nephi was "the" prophet (like the president of the church is the prophet).
Understand why the city of Zarahemla was being saved at the present time
...Because of the righteous that were living in the city
Be able to recall the signs Samuel prophesied concerning Christ’s coming and how far into the future it would be for them, as well as the signs of Christ’s death
1. Christ born in 5 years
2. Night before, sun will set, but no darkness
3. New star will appear
4. Other wonders in the sky
Christ's Death & Resurrection:
1. Darkness for three days
2. Natural Disasters for many hours: Thunderings, lightnings, earthquakes, tempests, valleys made hills, hills made valleys
3. Many righteous will be resurrected
4. Other greater signs
Be familiar with who Samuel cites as an example of repentance
The Lamanites "People of Ammon"
Understand why the Lord chastens his people
Because he loves them
Understand why those who were angry with Samuel could not hit him with stones and arrows, the excuse they made for not being able to hit him, and how they rationalized against his teachings, and whether it was a majority or a minority that believed in his words
They could not hit him because the spirit of the Lord was with him.
They made the excuse that they could not hit him because he had a devil with him.
They rationalized by saying that even if he guessed some things right, it was trickery to prophecy of someone coming in a distant land.