The best advice I can give is from a talk by Elder Oaks: ”Last year a church member sent me a suggestion that someone prepare a book containing all General Authority interpretations of all verses in the scriptures. I replied that I thought this was not a good idea…. What we are seeking to accomplish… is not to magnify the standing of the prophets but to elevate the spirituality of our rank and file members. Like Moses, we declare, ‘would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!’ (Numbers 11:29). We encourage everyone to study the scriptures prayerfully and seek personal revelation to know the meaning for themselves.” (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “Scripture Reading and Revelation”, BYU Studies Academy Meeting, January 29, 1993)

The Book of Mormon War Chapter Headings

I have compiled a list from several John Bytheway talks and my own thoughts on why the war chapters were included in the Book of Mormon. Basically what principle am I to get from them.

Alma 43: Prophets know where enemy will attack
Alma 44: Faith is a power to be reckoned with
Alma 45: Word of God is expedient
Alma 46: Place reminders everywhere
Alma 47: Evil compromises us to "Come down a little"
Alma 48: Spiritual preparation first
Alma 49: If ye are prepared ye shall not fear
Alma 50: Listen to the watchmen
Alma 51:
Alma 52: Don't leave your stronghold
Alma 53: If you know the Church is true, be true to the Church
Alma 54: Meekness does not equal weakness
Alma 55: Be not slow to remember God
Alma 56: Listen to your mother
Alma 57: God protects the faithful
Alma 58: When outnumbered use your brains
Alma 59: Do Not doubt
Alma 60: Don't judge too quickly
Alma 61: We are not subject to our Enemies
Alma 62: Faith aids all

War Chapters by John Bytheway via Meridian Magazine
Alma 43: Prophets Know Where the Enemy Will Strike 
Alma 44: the Power of Faith in Christ in War and Peace
Alma 45: Declare the Word of God in Times of War.
Alma 46: Place Reminders of your Covenants Everywhere
Alma 47: Don’t Come Down from Your Mountain!
Alma 48: Make Covenants, Then Make Swords
Alma 49: Preparation!  If We Are Prepared, We Shall Not Fear.
Alma 50: Fortifications and Watchmen on the Towers
Alma 51: The Enemy of Pride
Alma 52: Don’t Leave Your Stronghold!
Alma 53: Knowing What is True, Being True to What You Know
Alma 54: Fear God More than Armies.
Alma 55: Be Cautious That No Poison Is Administered among You 
Alma 56: The Righteous Need Not Fear Death.
Alma 57: Some Were about to Give Way, Some Were Firm and Undaunted.
Alma 58: God Will Visit the Faithful with Assurances.
Alma 59:  Better to Prepare and Prevent than Repair and Repent.
Alma 60: Cleanse the Inner Vessel
Alma 61: God Has Not Commanded Us to Be Subject to Our Enemies
Alma 62: Respond to Afflictions with Faith

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