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
5:39)
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
22:132)
14. They take no delight in human bloodshed (Alma 22:132,
139)
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
22:133)
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
21:146)
21. They know if they are faithful in keeping the
commandments of God, that God will prosper them (Alma
22:137)
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
4:2)
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
17:2)
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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