Moronihah determines that any additional attempts to regain territory would be futile, so he focuses on maintaining current possessions.
Fearful of the large number of Lamanites, the Nephites begin to remember past prophesies, and realize that their weakness is related to their abandonment of God.
The church is decaying, and the Lord is no longer protecting the Nephites like he had previously—thus, the Nephites are no better off than the Lamanites.
Nephite Losses and Victories
Nephi’s Resignation as Judge