Samuel the Lamanite (5 BC)

The scene is now set for Samuel the Lamanite who comes into the land of Zarahemla and delivers his message of repentance along with a specific timeline of events. He indicates that Zarahemla would already be destroyed by fire if it were not for the righteous within the city.

Now if you’re among the wicked, at whom do you turn your wrath? A wicked mind accepts no blame, therefore, the righteous are going to get the consequences. To those who repent he gives them an out, but to those not willing to change Samuel says that their days of probation are over. Imagine a prophet of God telling you that your mortal probation is over while you are still alive.

What Studies About Forgiveness Reveal

Studies reveal the following about forgiveness:

  • People who are more forgiving report fewer health problems
  • Forgiveness leads to less stress
  • Forgiveness leads to fewer physical symptoms of stress
  • Failure to forgive may be more important than hostility as a risk factor for heart disease
  • People who blame other people for their troubles have higher incidences of illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancers.
  • People who imagine not forgiving someone show negative changes in blood pressure, muscle tension, and immune response.
  • People who imagine forgiving their offender note immediate improvement in their cardiovascular, muscular, and nervous systems.