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Relationship to Moroni. The relationship of Chapter 9 to the rest of Moroni is addressed at Moroni.
Story. Chapter 9 consists of ____ major sections:
Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 9 include:
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Prompts for life application
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- Moro 9:6 From Mormon's comments about not having faith that his people will be saved (for example, in Morm 5:2), it sounds like Mormon and Moroni expect that they are fighting a losing war against the wicked state of their society. Yet even though they expect that society as a whole will be lost to wickedness, they still feel an obligation to help save as many individuals along the way as possible. This example from two great prophets can provide guidance to others about how to live in a society is likewise moving in the direction of increasing wickedness, even hopelessly complete wickedness. Also see the Lord's reaction to the wicked who were destroyed in the flood in Moses 7:36-37.
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- Moro 9:6. Does "the enemy of all righteousness" refer directly to Lucifer or ourselves in this verse? Isn't it Christ who will conquer Satan?
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- Moro 9:6. D. Todd Christofferson, "Let Us Be Men," Ensign, Nov 2006, pp. 46–48. Elder Christofferson exhorts men to action with these words: "We who hold the priesthood of God cannot afford to drift. We have work to do. We must arise from the dust of self-indulgence and be men!"
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