Book of Mormon Videos (#19): Alma Preaches the Word of God, Alma 4–7
In the Book of Mormon, Alma the Younger is a high priest and chief judge in Zarahemla. He learns that many people in God’s Church have become prideful. They care more about money and possessions than about God. They turn their backs on the poor, sick, and afflicted.
Alma steps down as the chief judge to preach faith in Jesus Christ and repentance to the people. Nephihah takes his place as the chief judge over Zarahemla.
Alma reminds the people how to gain salvation through repentance. He teaches them to keep the commandments and to be born again through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Many people believe Alma’s words and experience a mighty change of heart. They repent and humble themselves. Some people who do not belong to the Church also believe, have faith in Jesus Christ, and get baptized. The people in God’s Church in Zarahemla become humbled and unified.
Alma the Younger then goes to Gideon to preach. Alma prophesies of Jesus Christ, who will come into the world to redeem His people. Alma tells the people to repent and be born again to gain salvation. Many people in Gideon believe and are baptized by Alma the Younger.