Willfully Rebel Against God

K. Douglas Bassett

Alma 10:4-6; 4 Ne. 1:38; Morm. 1:16

“There is a big difference between an honest mistake made in a moment of spiritual weakness and a willful decision to disobey persistently the commandments of God. Those who deliberately choose to violate God’s commandments or ignore the standards of the Church, even when promising themselves and others that someday they will be strong enough to repent, are stepping onto a dangerously slippery slope upon which many have lost their spiritual footing.” (M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1997, p. 40)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon