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Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty
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“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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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