Decline of the Church
Zarahemla Under Judicial Rule
The church becomes rich and prideful.
Alma is deeply concerned about the people’s pride and the side effects that accompany it.
Alma sees the gradual degradation of the church and the corruption of the society.
Alma gives up his position as chief judge to a man named Nephihah.
Alma, now relieved of his civic duties, devotes himself to his church responsibilities.
Alma’s Preaching in Zarahemla, Gideon, and Melek