Lesson 23: Mosiah’s Government of Liberty—Reign of Judges (For Our Day)

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Until July 4, 2024, we are releasing the first half of the documentary For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments to watch for free online! The video below will be active until Independence Day. Feel free to forward this link on to friends and family who may also enjoy learning about the principles of liberty found within the Book of Mormon.

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For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments compares the Nephite and Latter-day governments of liberty. Covering principles of liberty including: Unalienable Rights, Oath of Office, Federalism, the U.S. and Israel connection and the Laws of Mosiah this DVD adds an understanding of governmental principles as they are taught in the most correct book, the Book of Mormon. Divided into two 45-minute parts for easy viewing, this DVD can be used for educational curricula, group discussions, family nights, religion or Constitution classes, and much more.

Discover the origin and source of our Constitutional government, as witnessed by the Founders words and actions, and revealed in the Constitution itself!

Learn why Mormon deliberately placed in his abridgment details, too often considered insignificant, regarding the Nephite government, the Laws of Mosiah and the unique characteristics in the Nephite Cause of Christians.

Be encouraged as you discover your own personal oath and covenant to protect and defend the Constitution during our modern age of Constitutional neglect, apathy and willful destruction essentially the same oath and ordinance made by those in the Book of Mormon.

Learn the historical context of the First Presidency’s response to the Communist threat in America, and the implications of New Deal policies. Find clear scriptural definitions of Unalienable Rights, Federalism and Separation of Powers. See the purposeful design of our nation’s Capital city and symbols of our government constructed to acknowledge God.

Finally, examine the stunning similarities in comparing the very words of Captain Moroni and George Washington as we explore the fact that the cause of freedom and liberty has been the Cause of Christians throughout time!

Recommend Movies to Inspire a Love for Freedom!

For Greater Glory (2012)

Movies can be an effective medium to inspire children and adults to understand why the protection of unalienable rights is essential and the consequences when those freedoms are lost. The following is a list of clean, family-friendly films we have found especially inspiring! (Some of the movies have a few violent scenes—though no glorification of or unnecessary violence to the storyline. Be advised for young children.)

China Cry (1990)

Night Crossing (1982)

Sakharov (TV Movie 1984)

Tortured for Christ (2018)

The Printing (1990)

The Messenger of the Truth (2013)

The Hungarian Revolution (History File: The Cold War – Hungary 1956)

Embark on the Journey

Monthly “I Am a Latter-day Nephite” Theme!

I will bear testimony of and defend the pure foundation of the Restoration, covenanting not to forsake the Lord my God.

Remember: While you absolutely may do every activity suggested if you would like, it is certainly not needed, nor are you limited by the ideas given here. Choose one or more that will work with your learning style, available time, or the group that you are working with. Even if you are an adult, don’t hesitate to choose an activity originally aimed at children—those can be the most fun!

Feel free to run with any other ideas that come to your mind! Allow the Lord to guide you in choosing the best activities for you. The ultimate goal is to engage with the material and become a “doer of the word.”

  • If this is your first week here, welcome! Please review our Welcome & How to Join the Quest” for some helpful information on how to use this resource. You may also want to check out the Embark on the Journey section of Lesson 1 for some activities that will be helpful in getting you started on this quest. In particular, you’ll want a journal, and perhaps the “I Am a Latter-day Nephite” resolution and a fun Book of Mormon reading chart. Just start where you are in the year—don’t feel like you have to backtrack and do every lesson, but grab these helpful tools and you’ll be good to go from here!
  • If you choose to download or purchase a designed cardstock version of the “I’m a Latter-day Nephite” resolution, you may want to post it where you will see it every day—on the fridge or your mirror, for example. Ponder on this month’s statement “I will bear testimony of and defend the pure foundation of the Restoration, covenanting not to forsake the Lord my God..”
  • This week, we encourage you to watch For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments as a family or with friends. You could follow up with a discussion on the current government in the country in which you live. Where do you see principles of a divinely sanctioned government? Where do you see that your government deviates from those principles? 
  • This year, 2024, is a presidential election year for the United States of America. If you live in the USA, diligently study the candidates for each open office in the nation, your state, and local government that you will be voting for. Prayerfully consider who you should vote for and be an active citizen this year!

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All Hands on Deck

  • Pray each morning this week for the Lord to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts on the Book of Mormon and/or what you’ve learned this week with someone.
  • Join the For Our Day community on social media for uplifting shareable content, ideas on how to implement For Our Day in your home and classes, and to connect with others on the journey. You can find us here: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Share For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments with friends, family, or on social media!

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