Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty

    “Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 89–90

    “Chapter 32,” Book of Mormon Stories, 89–90

    Chapter 32

    Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty

    Amalickiah talking

    A wicked man named Amalickiah wanted to be king over the Nephites. Many Nephites had left the Church to follow him.


    If Amalickiah became king, he would try to destroy the Church of God and take away the people’s liberty.

    Moroni watching Amalickiah

    When Captain Moroni, the leader of the Nephite armies, heard of Amalickiah’s plan to be king, he became angry.

    Moroni writing on flag

    Moroni tore his coat to make a flag. On it he wrote a message to remind the people to defend their religion, freedom, and peace.

    Moroni praying

    Moroni put the flag on a pole and called it the title of liberty. Then dressed in his armor, he knelt to pray.

    Moroni praying

    He asked God to protect those who believed in Jesus Christ and prayed for freedom in the land, calling it a land of liberty.

    Moroni waving flag

    Moroni went among the people. Waving the title of liberty, he called them to come and help protect their freedom.

    people gathering around Moroni

    People came from all over the land. They promised to obey God’s commandments and to fight for freedom.

    Amalickiah and followers running away

    When Amalickiah saw how many Nephites had joined with Moroni, he was afraid. He and his followers left to join the Lamanites.

    Moroni and his army

    Moroni and his army tried to stop them, but Amalickiah and a few of his men escaped.

    flag flying on watch tower

    Moroni placed a title of liberty on every tower in the Nephite land. The Nephites had kept their freedom and again had peace.