“They Would Not Take Up Arms to Defend Their Country”

W. Cleon Skousen

This decision of the king-men to refuse to take up arms was right when Amalickiah was at their borders with a huge force of heavily armed assault troops. This meant that Captain Moroni had a major crisis to solve. How do you enter a major conflict with your house divided and the king-men refusing to take up arms? Here is how Moroni obtained authority to dispose of this life and death situation.

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