Nephites Fight Defensively

K. Douglas Bassett

Companion to Your Study of the Book of Mormon, Ludlow, pp. 254-256; Mormon Doctrine, McConkie, p. 826; Alma 48:14-16; Morm. 3:10, 14-15; 4:4,18; Omni 1:10; Jacob 1:10; refer in this text to Alma 43:45-47

“We as Latter-day Saints … [should not] manifest a bloodthirsty disposition. We should be a peaceful people, seeking peace, and endeavoring to escape all the horrors of war, and to avert them from the nations of the earth… .” (George Q. Cannon, Conference Report, Apr. 1898, p. 85)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon