They persuaded many people to leave the Church and become wicked. According to Alma chapter 9, Satan held such control over them that they would not listen to Alma. Alma the younger is troubled about his many sins. TM & ©2005 Animated Stories from the Book of Mormon, LLC. Is it the prayers of his father (& you can trust his mama was praying hard as well)? May 26, 2020 - What part of Alma the Younger's conversion story stands out to you? Here they found the Lamanites living in the land, who were at the time, an enemy to the Nephites. Mosiah 27 I have to say that so many things have come to me in study this chapter. The Lord helped Alma and his people escape to Zarahemla where king Mosiah son of Benjamin gives him authority over the church. Circa 74 BC (17th year of the reign of the judges), Shiblon went with his father, younger brother Corianton, and five others (Amulek, Zeezrom, Ammon, Aaron, and Omner), on a mission to proselytize to the Zoramites in Antionum, while his older brother Helaman stayed behind. According to the Book of Mormon, Alma, the son of Alma (/ˈælmə/) was a Nephite prophet often referred to as Alma the Younger to distinguish him from his father, who is often referred to as Alma the Elder. The five young men were so frightened that they fell down. From a casual observation made in one of his discourses, we are … His father is the high priest in Zarahemla. In Ammonihah the people were very wicked. Mosiah 17 - 29 . I have being studding the story of the conversion of Alma the Younger. He knew God loved him. ... Help the children understand that this lesson is about Alma the Younger (his father, Alma the Elder, was the Alma who was converted through Abinadi's preaching). Alma the Elder knows God has answered his prayers and that his son is experiencing the power of God. Mosiah 27:20. 320 - 130 BC. Images may be used for non-commercial purposes . He was reduced to begging and was eventually run down and killed in a city of Nephite dissenters called Zoramites. Alma confronted him, confounding his arguments and miraculously removing Korihor's power of speech. But in an encounter with an angel, Alma the Younger is transformed by the Savior's amazing grace. He became so weak that he could not even move his hands. God blessed Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah as they taught the gospel. (BOOK OF ALMA) ALMA THE YOUNGER - SONS OF MOSIAH - HELAMAN & STRIPLING WARRIORS. May be reproduced for non-commercial, personal or classroom use ... their father’s proclamation. Alma the Younger awakes a new person, converted by the mercy of Jesus Christ. You may feel a little like Alma the Younger, who, after observing the moral state of affairs of his day, felt “grieved for the iniquity of his people, yea for the wars, and the bloodsheds, and the contentions which were among them.” 2 Perhaps you can relate to this sorrow that Alma felt as you witness some of the events in today’s world. Alma feels somewhat trapped. When finished, Alma and Amulek were cast into prison and delivered by a miracle. Alma called many people together to see what the Lord had done for his son and for the sons of Mosiah. Alma the Elder knows God has answered his prayers and that his son is experiencing the power of God. It is a very powerful story of rebellion, repentance and conversion. Alma the Younger, after whom the Book of Alma was named, was the son of a prophet of the same name in the Book of Mormon. One day an angel appeared to them. There are many similarities in both plot and in language between Alma the Younger's conversion story and the story of Saul of Tarsus in the Bible. He gave each separate lessons, and finally gave the records of the church to Helaman. As Alma the Younger rises in power and influence, leading hearts and minds into rebellion, his father becomes desperate. He observed that the Nephites of the church were becoming increasingly wicked, proud, disdainful of outsiders and neglectful toward the poor and needy (Alma 4:11–12). Alma the Younger Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah rebel against their parents and work to destroy the church of Christ. He became a great leader of the Church. Such was the case of Alma’s son, who was also named Alma after his father. He began in Zarahemla, where his efforts were successful. When a once peaceful civilization begins to crumble from within, Alma the Elder must turn to the one source with the power to break his son or forever change his heart. Alma called many people together to see what the Lord had done for his son and the sons of Mosiah. Alma had a son named Alma. Alma the Younger was visited by an angel and repented of his evil way of living. Jim and I have been studying and talking about it. Alma the Younger and the sons of King Mosiah began to teach the truth throughout the land, telling everyone what they had seen and heard. Alma called many people together to see what the Lord had done for his son and for the sons of Mosiah. According to the Book of Mormon, Alma, the son of Alma (/ˈælmə/) was a Nephite prophet often referred to as "Alma the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, who is often referred to as "Alma the Elder".  A repentant Zeezrom eventually joined Alma in his missionary work. They considered themselves superior to outsiders, especially the Lamanites, and gloried in the strength of their city, which they considered indestructible. The Book of Mormon narrative describes several of Alma's notable descendants as shown in the following family tree: Last edited on 14 December 2020, at 21:46, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, texts from within a religion or faith system, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, "Alma the Younger: A Disciple's Quest to Become", "Alma's Reform of Zarahemla: A Model for Activation", "Alma's Conversion: Reminiscence in His Sermons", "Alma's Enemies: The Case of the Lamanites, Amlicites, and Mysterious Amalekites", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alma_the_Younger&oldid=994270785, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 21:46. It is a very powerful story of rebellion, repentance and conversion. Commanded by an angel to return, Alma slipped back into the city through a different route from the south. While among them, he was most successful with the poor. Alma is first mentioned as an unbeliever, engaged in persecuting and attempting to destroy the church. As a young man, he, the four sons of Mosiah, and others wanted to destroy the church and actively persecuted its members. He knew that God had answered his prayers. Omni receives the plates from his father Jarom. [Page 343] Abstract: The biographical introduction of Alma the Elder into the Book of Mormon narrative (Mosiah 17:2) also introduces the name Alma into the text for the first time, this in close juxtaposition with a description of Alma as a “young man.” The best explanation for the name Alma is that it derives from the Semitic term ǵlm (Hebrew ʿelem), “young man,” “youth,” “lad.” ALMA, the younger, was born either in the land of Mormon, when his devout and intrepid father was there organizing the Church of Christ, or after the little colony of Christians had removed to the land of Helam. He was the second son of Alma the Younger, who was the first chief judge. Alma the Younger and the four sons of King Mosiah fought against the Church. From the ancient Book of Mosiah comes the story of two men ... One, a leader of nations. He then departed, in the 19th year of the reign of the judges (or 73 BC) as if to go to Melek, but was never heard from again. Is it the angel? So Alma the Younger was probably born sometime while his father was in the city of Helam. Alma is the namesake of the Book of Alma. His father is the high priest in Zarahemla. He and those who persecuted church members with him abdicated their role as persecutors and became followers of Christ.. Alma the Younger and the four sons of Mosiah rebel against the church. Alma the Younger and the sons of King Mosiah continued trying to destroy the Church. About ... Alma the Younger is chosen to be Chief Judge and High Priest. He spent the last 20 years or so of his life preaching the gospel since he was taken up like Moses in about 73 BC—those were a busy 20 years given how much he accomplished that is recorded in Alma 1 … 34594, Primary 4, 14: Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah Repent, Purpose, 47. Alma the Younger subsequently became the first elected chief judge of the Nephites as well as their religious leader.