Gadianton – Nephite Conflict
Wickedness continues to abound, and the Gadianton forces continue to increase to the point that the Nephites and Lamanites feel compelled to team up and fight back.
Converted Lamanites join the Nephites; their curse is lifted, and they become fair.
The Nephites fight, are are able to regain some of their territory.
Lachoneus receives a letter from Giddianhi, the Gadianton leader, inviting him and his people to join the Gadianton band and threatening to destroy him and his people should he refuse.
Lachoneus is concerned about the threat, and urges his people to pray fervently for strength to withstand Giddianhi’s attack.
Lachoneus orders that all the Nephites and Lamanites gather everything and everyone to a central location; he warns them to repent in order to be saved.
Lachoneus places guards around the central area, and places a righteous man name Gidgiddoni at the command of the guards.
The people urge Gidgiddoni to initiate a strike on the Gadianton robbers in their lands.
Gidgiddoni refuses, and insists on leading a defensive military tactic.