“Thus God Bringeth About His Great and Eternal Purposes”

W. Cleon Skousen

Notice that God's elaborate plan of redemption was not a trial and error experiment. It was worked out in the most perfect detail before the foundation of the world. Alma knows that the complexities of the plan of salvation may perplex his son, Corianton, but he knows it is the only way to enjoy redemption and eternal life and that is why he is taking so much time and effort to explain it to him.

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