Prophetic Rejection and Government Conspiracy
Lachoneus’ son, also named Lachoneus, assumes the judgment seat, all while the Nephites collapse into a state of willful sin.
Many prophets and divine messengers come to preach repentance to the people, but they are rejected.
Many of the preachers are apprehended and illegally executed without due process or authoritative approval.
The judges who ordered the executions are summoned by the governor.
Corruption, nepotism, and conspiracy abound, and the guilty parties somehow are not convicted of any crimes.
Nephite Moral Decline