53. Sherem


Scriptures: Jacob 7

Book of Mormon Student Manual

The Book of Mormon Student Manual: Chapter 16: Jacob 5–7

Sherem, the Anti-Christ

How to Avoid Being Deceived

“Show Me a Sign”

Signs Follow Those Who Believe




 Enemies of Christ –  President Ezra Taft Benson (0:46)


Journal Prompt: 

 Why are the tactics Sherem used so successful in today’s world? How can you fortify yourself against them?

Read Alma 30:12–18 and the accompanying commentary for those verses (see page 214). Compare Korihor’s arguments to Sherem’s arguments in Jacob 7:2–13. Teach a friend or family member how we can protect ourselves from the deceptions of anti-Christs.

Review the story under Jacob 7:13 regarding the preacher who demanded a sign from the Prophet Joseph Smith. Read Jacob 7:13–20 and Alma 30:49–59 and compare what Sherem and Korihor experienced for demanding a sign. Read Doctrine and Covenants 63:7–12 and outline why faith does not result from signs.

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