The Source of Salvation

Church Educational System
When Zeezrom confronted Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah (see Alma 11), he asked Amulek if the Son of God would save his people in their sins. Amulek replied that the Son of God would not. Zeezrom then sought to convince the people that Amulek had said that God would not save his people, but Amulek corrected Zeezrom and reminded him that what he had said was that God would not save people in their sins, because “no unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of heaven” (v. 37). People must first repent of their sins.

Helaman referred to the incident with Zeezrom in his conversation with his sons. He first reminded them of King Benjamin’s teachings, saying, “Remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ” (Helaman 5:9). He then reminds them of Amulek’s teaching that Christ did not come to redeem men in their sins, but from their sins (see v. 10). Men who would be saved must build their foundation for eternal life on Jesus Christ alone.

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)