Share with the dear Mormon in your life the huge comfort we find in this small verse. In the Hebrew the word for shield is: maògeòn. It means protector. Then the word glory in the Hebrew is: kaòbòd. This means splendor or honor (able).
How simple these words are and carry such a punch! He is the one who protects me and He’s the one who gives me the will to carry on when I feel that I’ve been beaten down by the world.
A shield is a protective device used in battle and in Old Testament times and was always anointed (Is. 21:5). An interesting word study you might want to do with the Mormon is on this word. Find out how many types of shields were used by the various armies in the Old Testament with particular attention being paid to the Israelite army. This would be an awesome blessing for you and them while prompting them to study other words in the Bible and how God used picture words to convey His desires for us!
My prayer for the Mormons is to know this Savior of mine. This is what the Mormons don’t have. The purpose of showing you this passage from Almatoday is that the timeline of Almasupposedly took place in 76 BC. This is what people like my mother know as “truth”.
Alma 46:39; “And it came to pass that there were many who died, firmly believing that their souls were redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ; thus they went out of the world rejoicing.”