Friday, December 4, 2015

Modern Day vs Ancient People


In the Book of Mormon, there is a terrible man who serves a terrible leader. He is an evil priest who is wicked and lives a life of stealing from the poor to live a lavish lifestyle. (Among other things.)

But one day he decides to listen and change because of the words of a great prophet. This prophet is Abinanidi. And the wicked priest is Alma. 

Alma not only leaves his sins behind but he gathers followers to leave his wicked city behind and he baptize's hundreds of people and teaches them to come into Christ. 
He becomes their prophet and ruler. And he was an amazing ruler with so much faith in Christ! Even the very wicked can repent.  Repentance isn't just for the kinda bad.  It's for everyone! 
"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson they shall be wool." Isiah 1:18
We don't just repent to only expect to be a little better in Gods eyes. 
We repent and are FULLY forgiven! Sometimes we wonder if we'll just be so-so in Gods eyes, but the answer lies in the fact that Alma wasn't just so-so after repentance, God saw fit to make him the prophet!
Alma's son (who is also named Alma. So, they call him Alma the younger) became rebellious after the new righteous land had been flourishing for years. He not only rebelled but he tried to corrupt everyone that would listen. His goal was to take down the church.
He also repented and became a great ruler.
The next time you want to "dig up your old trash" remember God only sees the beauty that you've become. Not the old sins. Not even a little.

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