The Title of Liberty
Zarahemla’s Age of War
In reaction to the large scale apostasy led by Amalickiah, Moroni rips off part of his coat, and on it inscribes the words: “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children,” then attaches it to a pole.
Moroni straps on his armor, grabs his flag and pole, (which he names the
Title of Liberty
,) then implores God to bless the remaining Christians.
Moroni prays for the land of Nephites, calling it a chosen land—a land of liberty.
Upon finishing his prayer, Moroni rallies his people, urging them to covenant to support these ideals.
The people excitedly support Moroni, and tear their clothes as a symbolic token of their covenant.
The people declare that should they ever deviate from their covenant, they will be destroyed.
Moroni reminds them of Joseph, who’s coat of many color was torn, and Joseph’s father Jacob’s word regarding a righteous lineage through Joseph.
Amalickiahite Retreat and Nephite Fortification