Friday, January 6, 2017

Attributes of God’s Men of the Book of Mormon

46 Characteristics of Godly Men:
Attributes of God’s Men of the Book of Mormon

Verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and
ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell
would have been shaken for ever; yea, the devil would never have
power over the hearts of the children of men. Alma 21:140

A scriptural snapshot of spiritual qualities of various men and the
values they lived for.

1. They keep the commandments of God at all times (Alma
2. They revere a covenant made with God as something that
must not be broken (Alma 24:68-69)
3. They are true at all times, in whatsoever thing they are
entrusted (Alma 24:76)
4. They love their wives and children, and are inspired to live
for their liberty, happiness, and right to worship (Alma
20:50, Alma 21:41)
5. They are men of truth (Alma 24:77)
6. They are men of soberness (Alma 24:77)
7. They walk ‘uprightly’ before God (Alma 24:77)
8. They are humble and submissive (Alma 5:39)
9. They will fight for liberty (Alma 24:72)
10. The good works of Godly men instill assurance in others
(Alma 22:13)
11. Because of their faithfulness in keeping God’s
commandments, they are delivered at all times from evil
(Alma 22:23)
12. They will spend their life to maintain the cause of Christians
(Alma 22:131)
13. They desire to be men of perfect understanding (Alma
14. They take no delight in human bloodshed (Alma 22:132,
15. They joy in human liberty and freedom (Alma 22:132)
16. Their hearts swell with thanksgiving to God for the many
privileges and blessings he bestows upon his people (Alma
17. They willingly labor for the temporal and spiritual welfare
of their people (Alma 22:133)
18. They are firm in the faith of Christ (Alma 22:134)
19. They will give their lives to defend their people, country,
rights, and religion. (Alma 22:134)
20. They will never be the one to give an offense, and are sorry
to take up arms against others (Alma 22:136), (Alma
21. They know if they are faithful in keeping the
commandments of God, that God will prosper them (Alma
22. They glory in doing good, in keeping the commandments, in
resisting iniquity (Alma 22:139)
23. The real ‘wages’ they desire are to have an increase in God’s
Spirit in their lives (Mosiah 9:59)
24. They understand that to do miracles in the name of Christ,
they must be entirely cleansed from all iniquity (3 Nephi
25. They know that it is necessary to declare God’s word, so
that mankind may have everlasting life. (3 Nephi 2:97)
26. They delight in mercy (Alma 20:60)
27. They make peace with their enemies (Alma 20:71)
28. They even desire that their enemies should have the word of
God (3 Nephi 2:86)
29. Their faith in God’s promise of eternal life out weighs their
concern for their imperfect earthly circumstances or
hardships (Ether 6:109)
30. They fast and pray often (Helaman 2:31)
31. They remember the captivity of their forefathers, and realize
that it was always and only God who delivered them (Alma
32. They know that whoever puts their trust in God will be
supported in their trials, troubles, and afflictions, and shall
be lifted up at the last day (Alma 17:3)
33. They desire to be born of God, that is to have no desire to
continue life in sin (Mosiah 11:186-188)
34. They desire to take a firm lead in teaching their children the
ways of truth (Alma Chapters 17, 18, 19)
35. They are diligent in keeping the commandments of God at
all times (Alma 17:51)
36. They seek to be humble, lowly, and meek (Alma 17:66)
37. They are zealous of doing good works (Alma 17:67)
38. They try to learn, even in their youth, to keep the
commandments of God and cry unto him for all their
support (Alma 17:68)
39. All their doings are unto the Lord (Alma 17:69)
40. Their thoughts and hearts desires and direct to the Lord, and
God, in turn, will direct them for good (Alma 17:69)
41. They do not boast of their own strength or wisdom; they are
not lifted up in pride (Alma 18:14)
42. They bridle all their passions (Alma 18:15, Alma 19:13)
43. They refrain from idleness (Alma 18:15)
44. They acknowledge their unworthiness before God at all
times (Alma 18:16)
45. They do not doubt God’s word or promises (Alma 26:56)
46. They respect the word of their mothers and fathers (Alma
26:56, 1 Nephi 1:1)

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