You are here
KnoWhy #163 - Why Did Moroni Change His Mind about Exchanging Prisoners with Ammoron? (Alma 55:2)
|Title||KnoWhy #163 - Why Did Moroni Change His Mind about Exchanging Prisoners with Ammoron? (Alma 55:2)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Ammoron; Captain Moroni; Lamanite; Letters; Nephite; Prisoners; Warfare; Zoramite|
After initially agreeing to exchange prisoners with Ammoron, Moroni later refused the exchange. Why would Moroni set forth the terms for a prisoner exchange and then change his mind once Ammoron accepted his offer? A careful reading of Moroni’s epistle shows that, rather than going back on his word, Moroni was likely justified in withdrawing his offer. Ammoron had refused the most essential part of the bargain—to cease the war—and Moroni was certainly not going to grant him “any more power than what he hath got.” These epistles demonstrate that Moroni was able to channel his passion toward defending and protecting his people as God had entrusted him to do.
Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.
Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free