King Benjamin gave one reason for recording our spiritual impressions: “It were not possible that our father, Lehi, could have remembered all these things, to have taught them to his children, except it were for the help of these plates” (Mosiah 1:4).
Mosiah 1: King Benjamin teaches his sons the language and prophecies of their fathers—Their religion and civilization have been preserved because of the records kept on the various plates—Mosiah is chosen as king and is given custody of the records and other things. About 130–124 B.C.
Mosiah 2: King Benjamin addresses his people—He recounts the equity, fairness, and spirituality of his reign—He counsels them to serve their Heavenly King—Those who rebel against God will suffer anguish like unquenchable fire. About 124 B.C.
Mosiah 3: King Benjamin continues his address—The Lord Omnipotent will minister among men in a tabernacle of clay—Blood will come from every pore as He atones for the sins of the world—His is the only name whereby salvation comes—Men can put off the natural man and become Saints through the Atonement—The torment of the wicked will be as a lake of fire and brimstone. About 124 B.C.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- When We’re Helping, Children’s Songbook, 198
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- The Language of the Spirit in the Book of Mormon, Noel B. Reynolds, August 30, 2019
- Bare Record: The Nephite Archivist, The Record of Records, and the Book of Mormon Provenance, Anita Wells, March 17, 2017
- Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship, Taylor Halverson, February 24, 2017
- Nephi’s Good Inclusio, Matthew L. Bowen, November 20, 2015
- A Note on Family Structure in Mosiah 2:5, Stephen D. Ricks, July 12, 2013
- In His Footsteps: Ammon₁ and Ammon₂, Val Larsen, January 11, 2013
- The Cultural Context of Nephite Apostasy, Mark Alan Wright, August 10, 2012
Resources on Other Sites
- What if Martin Harris Didn’t Lose all of the 116 Pages?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #331
- Why Is the Theme of Kingship So Prominent in King Benjamin’s Speech?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #79
- Why Were the Plates Present During the Translation of the Book of Mormon?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #366
- How Are Acts of Service Related to Wisdom?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #308
- Why Do the Scriptures Compare Hell to an Unquenchable Fire?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #81
- Did the Nephites Have a "Holiday Season" Like We Do Today?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #394
- What Does it Really Mean to be Blessed For Keeping the Commandments?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #367
- Why Did the Nephites Stay in Their Tents During King Benjamin’s Speech?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #80
- How Are Atonement, Resurrection, Judgment, and Redemption Interconnected?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #275
- What Makes Mankind an Enemy to God?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #505
- How Can One Overcome the Natural Man?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #311
- Why Did Christ Perform Miracles?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #508
- Did Jesus Bleed from Every Pore?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #520