Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

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Lectures Examine Abinadi



Abinidi, Law of Moses, Law of Christ, Todd Parker, Book of Mormon lectures, Book of Mormon studies


In a new video discussion on the ancient prophet Abinadi, Todd Parker, associate professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU, presents an informal discussion on the trial of Abinadi before wicked King Noah's court of priests. Parker's wide-ranging and eclectic presentation summarizes information on Abinadi's trial for blasphemy and false prophecy, the courageous way he delivered God's message of repentance to the wicked Nephite priests, and the masterful way he taught the priests the correct interpretation of the law of Moses. The law of Moses prescribes daily activities from which the people learn principles; the law of Christ teaches correct principles from which people learn righteous acts.