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KnoWhy #149 - Why and How Did Alma Explain the Meaning of the Word “Restoration”? (Alma 41:1)
|KnoWhy #149 - Why and How Did Alma Explain the Meaning of the Word “Restoration”? (Alma 41:1)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
In order to help Corianton understand the fairness and justice inherent in the doctrine of the resurrection, Alma expounded upon what he called “the plan of restoration.” Alma explained that “restoration is to bring back again evil for evil” and “good for that which is good.” Clearly, a divine implementation of this talionic justice will be the guiding principle of restoration as it relates to final judgment and the resurrection. For example, people will receive forgiveness as they have forgiven and will be judged by the way they have judged others. Such a profound and elegant truth must have stood in stark contrast to the unbalanced and incoherent program of salvation promoted by Nehor.
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