“Without Any Respect of Persons”

Brant Gardner

Mormon has told us this story to show the triumph of the Lord over the order of the Nehors. In the concluding section, he continues this theme, but applies it subtly. In this case, he notes that as Alma and Amulek preach, they do so "without any respect of persons." This is a direct contradiction of the Nehorite doctrine of social inequality. That separation of peoples into strata was integral to the Nehorite philosophy. In the victory over that, Mormon emphasizes that this gospel goes without respect for person.

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