Just a cheap little 15 cent sucker or something. The people believe his teachings and covenant to keep the commandments. Mosiah 2:41 Excellent verse outlining “practical religion”. My boy came back and he seemed to be taking it just fine. The message has a very strong ring of community togetherness, acceptance, and cooperation. 4:4 “My friends and my brethren, my kindred and my people”   This is an interesting sentence structure. His people respected him because he had served them unselfishly. f) will be forever and ever King Benjamin announces that an angel of God appeared to him and told him the Son of God would come to earth. King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple is a popular abridgment of the expansive volume King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom.” Prepared with the general reader in mind, this streamlined version presents the essential contents of the original book. c) become a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord I was out shopping with my husband and 9 year old son. Thius collection of essays is an invaluable tool for all serious students of the Book of Mormon, focusing on King Benjamin's farewell speech as contained in Mosiah 1-6 of the text, such as providing exegesis of certain pericope and showing the ancient background of the speech, such as the speech's roots in ancient kingship rituals. 16 And also, ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish. His spotter is there to help him if he can’t make it. 19 For behold, are we not all beggars? Chiasmus. The Book of Mormon takes the Arminian view that due to the nature of the atonement being infinite, that they will receive salvation, similar to little children who die before reaching age of accountability. King Benjamin encourages the people to remember how they feel, to believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ, and to care for the poor and the needy. King Benjamin's son Mosiah is appointed to be the next king. That’s a very gentle way to remind us that we’re not perfect, we’re going to make mistakes, we’re not going to go as fast as we probably want to. 17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. As we checked out, my son threw in a piece of candy. Chiasm; Chiasmus; Inverted Parallelism; King Benjamin: Abstract: This chart is an outline of the chiastic nature of King Benjamin's speech to the people at the temple of Zarahemla. Whether you think Joseph Smith made this up with no inspiration, or you think it’s an ancient text translated by Joseph, or you think it’s scripture produced through the mind of Joseph with no ancient text, or some combination, I hope we can appreciate this passage for the beauty and inspirational messages. 225, 229, 259), a) humble themselves 26 And now, for the sake of these things which I have spoken unto you—that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God—I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants. A prolonged worship session that lasted several days or mores. I turned to see if my son was feeling crushed over this, but he had already turned around to walk back to take the sucker back. Mosiah 4:17-22 King Benjamin expands on the Parable of the Talents, going deeper into the comparison of man to beggar in a power position to man to God in a weak position. Ostler sees modern elements of Joseph’s environment, such as 19th century revival meeting similarities, camping in tents for several days, call to repent and accept Christ, attenders would experience change of heart, etc. At the end, the audience was “born again”, yet there was no baptism involved. The truth that we cannot pay the Savior Jesus Christ back for what he has done for us is an important truth to stress with those we teach. 6 And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell in the hearts of the children of men. Here are some of the highlights of that list. Yet another ritual pattern has been identified in King Benjamin's speech by Stephen D. Ricks ("Treaty and Covenant in King Benjamin's address" in Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, [FARMS, 2002], 389-94). Purpose was to teach atonement of Christ, the need for a Savior, and call sinners to repentance. Mosiah 3:5-11. He puts on enough weight to do about 10 repetitions. The plea for the covenant and atonement found in Mosiah 4:1-3. A complex review and summary of the Christian doctrines of grace, atonement, and obedience available at the time of Joseph Smith, but bringing them together in a new, unique offering. 12 I say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the left hand of God, but that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called, and also, the name by which he shall call you. Compare the covenant of Jeremiah’s people and King Benjamin’s. April 13, 2020 Cover image: Image of King Benjamin’s Speech by Walter Rane. A Book of Mormon prophet, King Benjamin, gathers his people to hear him preach the gospel of Jesus Christ one last time. He gets up the 8th rep on his own with no help! King Benjamin’s Speech Made Simple is a popular abridgment of the expansive volume King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom.”. He’s about ready to put the people in a covenant, and he’s defining what will be their part. In the spaces around King Benjamin’s speech I see a community torn by some form of bigotry and a denial that those without status deserve to have their humanity honored by the larger community. The spotter pulls up the weight to help him and he gets it. The crossword puzzle is from the Friend, September 2000, Funstuff. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order. [illustration] King Benjamin Preaches to the Nephites, by Gary L. Kapp [illustrations] Paintings by Robert T. Barrett; left: Christ Healing the Man with the Withered Hand; top right: Joseph Smith's Vision of the Celestial Kingdom; bottom right: King Benjamin Confers the Kingdom on Mosiah The Why If King Benjamin’s speech in Mosiah 2–6 took place as part of a Nephite celebration of the ancient Israelite Feast of Tabernacles, that would explain many of the elements described in the narrative as found in the Book of Mormon, including the details regarding the setting up of tents around the temple and the people remaining in them to hear their king speak. The Book of Mormon enters the debate exactly at this advanced state. So, exhausted, he takes the weight down and attempts to push it up. Beautiful passage talking about the condescension of God, similar to Nephi’s view of it 1 Ne 11. His message seems to have this subtext of racial tension and economic disparity as the backdrop. Similarities of 1800’s revival camp meetings to King Benjamin’s address: Mosiah 5:7 And now, because of the covenant which ye have made ye shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters. But another favorite topic is how much I love the Book of Mormon for its truth and beauty. Become as a child, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to God’s will. King Benjamin’s address found in Mosiah 2-5 is one of the most treasured passages in LDS scripture. King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom” is the most substantial collection of studies ever to focus exclusively on this landmark address. King Benjamin seems to intentionally stack the deck, making it impossible to keep our end of this. 11 And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have known of his goodness and have tasted of his love, and have received a remission of your sins, which causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and long-suffering towards you, unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel. Grant Hardy FairMormon 2016 More Effective Apologetics, Naturalistic Theory of the Gold Plates — building on Ann Taves work. They feel great peace and joy as they covenant with Jesus Christ. In addition to the correlation to 1800’s revivals, another point for this being a modern work is the very specific, modern era Christian doctrine taught. King Benjamin was a humble leader. Why wasn’t he fighting back or whining or complaining? O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. It is for King Benjamin’s people to have Christ in their hearts. The people believe King Benjamin’s words and pray to God. This would be a good model for race relations in the modern world. What is the point of this covenant? He stated, “I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom,” which he defined by saying, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17). 1. Mosiah 2:21 expanding on the unprofitable servant from the Parable of the Talents, which King Benjamin will come back to later. King Benjamin’s Speech: “That Ye May Learn Wisdom” is the most substantial collection of studies ever to focus exclusively on this landmark address. In Nibley's view, one of the main purposes of the kings' speech is on the peaceful continuation of the kingdom as the throne passes on to the rightful heir. We see ourselves, others, and the Lord in a different light. The weight lifter failed in his attempt to lift 10 reps on his own. It was King Benjamin’s previous efforts that inspired Mosiah to make these changes. The people pitch their tents near the temple in Zarahemla. acknowledges both modern and ancient content. 6. When Joseph Smith was a young man, he said he attended revival meetings. So, we get in the car and we’re driving, and I ask him again, “I don’t understand what just happened, that was so weird.”  It was right then, my husband turned the car into Krispy Kreme donuts. King Benjamin taught that when we truly apply the atonement of Jesus Christ, our views change. The king teaches them to believe in God, believe that He lives, and believe that He created the heavens and earth. 225, 229, 259) a) humble themselves b) become as little children c) salvation through the atoning blood of Christ the Lord d) natural man e) enemy to God f) has been from the fall of Adam f) will be forever and ever In a previous article, I talk about how it’s a bit unrealistic to see such mature Christian arguments in the Book of Mormon. His name would be Jesus Christ, and He would perform miracles and redeem His people. • In his book Since Cumorah, Hugh Nibley studies Benjamin's oration as an archetypal coronation speech. d) natural man He does seven reps.  On the 8th he falters. Description. Camp meetings were popular in early 1800’s America, especially in frontier areas (ie western New York) that were not heavily populated with many churches and preachers. Prepared with the general reader in mind, this streamlined version presents the essential contents of the original book. Repentance. He wants to push his muscles to the brink, because he knows that is the way to grow his muscles. Stephen Robinson in Believing Christ gives the Parable of the Weightlifting Spotter to give insight into this idea of how we seem to have so many commandments that it’s impossible to obey them all, seemingly driving some into guilt and fear. For readers of the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin’s speech is a treasure trove of inspiration, wisdom, eloquence, and spiritual insight. A fairly complex chiasmus in Mosiah 2:41 ((John W. Welch, and Stephen D. Ricks, King Benjamin’s Speech: Made Simple, pp. What does it mean to take upon ourselves the name of Christ? One more comment on verse 26 from this passage. 23 And now, in the first place, he hath created you, and granted unto you your lives, for which ye are indebted unto him. Many LDS scholars have pointed to correlations between King Benjamin’s address and ancient Israelite customs. Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have, for both food and raiment, and for gold, and for silver, and for all the riches which we have of every kind? Learn What King Benjamin Teaches About the Savior. Krispy Kreme donuts for everyone. Mosiah 15:24-25 But he also sees distinctly ancient elements: call for entire nation to gather to witness coronation of king, burnt offerings, covenant renewal, etc. Some very profound commentary on modern U.S. politics, both from a conservative perspective (Mosiah 2 talking about political leaders not taking payment and keeping taxes low) and from a very liberal perspective (Mosiah 4 a very Socialistic view of community, taking care of all beggars and reducing poverty). He encourages everyone to take care of the poor and needy. 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