“We Came into the Wilderness Not with the Intent to Destroy Our Brethren”

Alan C. Miner

In reflecting on the experiences of their mission to the Lamanites, Ammon makes the statement, "we came into the wilderness not with the intent to destroy our brethren, but with the intent that perhaps we might save some few of their souls" (Alma 26:26). From a geographical point of view, the term "wilderness" used here implies a populated region. [Alan C. Miner, Personal Notes]

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