Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Keeping Covenants...Don't join the Army of the Dead!
The army of the dead always intrigued me, and they have a really interesting story. Also known as the oath breakers, the Dead Men of Dunharrow were once asked to came to the help of Isildur when he went to fight against Sauron. However they did not come to his aid when called upon despite the oath of allegiance they pledged to him. Because they broke their promise they were refused the opportunity to have peace or rest until they fulfilled their oath. They were miserable, and had they kept their oath, peace and rest would have been the outcome.
Alma 34:31 in the book of Mormon states:
"Yea, I would that ye would come forth and harden not your hearts any longer; for behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you."
So make and keep covenants! They bring peace and happiness, and even if we fall short God is always waiting to extend his arm of mercy towards us.