Alma 41:1 And now my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the restoration of which has been spoken. For behold, some have wrested the scriptures and have gone far astray because of this thing. And I perceive that thy mind hath been worried also concerning this thing. But behold, I will explain it unto thee.

Alma 41:2 I say unto thee, my son, that the plan of restoration is requisite with the justice of God, for it is requisite that all things should be restored to their proper order. Behold, it is requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man should be restored to its body and that every part of the body should be restored to itself.

Alma 41:3 And it is also requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged according to their works. And if their works were good in this life and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also at the last day be restored unto that which is good.

…​this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

KJV Bible, 1769, I Corinthians 15:53

Alma 41:4 And if his works are evil, they shall be restored unto him for evil. Therefore all things shall be restored to its proper order, every thing to its natural frame--mortality raised to immortality, corruption to incorruption--raised to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on one hand, the other on the other,

Alma 41:5 the one restored to happiness according to his desires of happiness—​or to good according to his desires of good—​and the other to evil according to his desires of evil. For as he has desired to do evil all the day long, even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night cometh.

Alma 41:6 And so it is on the other hand: if he hath repented of his sins and desired righteousness until the end of his days, even so shall he be rewarded unto righteousness.

Alma 41:7 These are they that are redeemed of the Lord. Yea, these are they that are taken out—​that are delivered from that endless night of darkness; and thus they stand or fall. For behold, they are their own judges, whether to do good or do evil.

Alma 41:8 Now the decrees of God are unalterable. Therefore the way is prepared that whosoever will may walk therein and be saved.

Alma 41:9 And now behold, my son, do not risk one more offense against your God upon those points of doctrine which ye hath hitherto risked to commit sin.

Alma 41:10 Do not suppose because that it hath been spoken concerning restoration that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you: Wickedness never was happiness.

…​art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity…​

KJV Bible, 1769, Acts 8:23

…​without God in the world

KJV Bible, 1769, Ephesians 2:12

Alma 41:11 And now my son, all men that are in a state of nature—​or I would say, in a carnal state--are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity. They are without God in the world, and they have gone contrary to the nature of God. Therefore they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness.

Alma 41:12 And now behold, is the meaning of the word restoration to take a thing of a natural state and place it in an unnatural state, or to place it in a state opposite to its nature?

Alma 41:13 O my son, this is not the case. But the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again evil for evil or carnal for carnal or devilish for devilish, good for that which is good, righteous for that which is righteous, just for that which is just, merciful for that which is merciful.

Alma 41:14 Therefore my son, see that ye are merciful unto your brethren. Deal justly, judge righteously, and do good continually. And if ye do all these things, then shall ye receive your reward. Yea, ye shall have mercy restored unto you again; ye shall have justice restored unto you again; ye shall have a righteous judgment restored unto you again; and ye shall have good rewarded unto you again.

Alma 41:15 For that which ye doth send out shall return unto you again and be restored. Therefore the word restoration more fully condemneth the sinner and justifieth him not at all.

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