Mosiah 26:8, 25:19–23

From Section: Zarahemla is Joined by More People

From Page: Zarahemla Under Monarchial Rule

Now king Mosiah had given Alma the authority over the church.


And it came to pass that king Mosiah granted unto Alma that he might establish churches throughout all the land of Zarahemla; and gave him power to ordain priests and teachers over every church. Now this was done because there were so many people that they could not all be governed by one teacher; neither could they all hear the word of God in one assembly;

Therefore they did assemble themselves together in different bodies, being called churches; every church having their priests and their teachers, and every priest preaching the word according as it was delivered to him by the mouth of Alma.

And thus, notwithstanding there being many churches they were all one church, yea, even the church of God; for there was nothing preached in all the churches except it were repentance and faith in God. And now there were seven churches in the land of Zarahemla.

And it came to pass that whosoever were desirous to take upon them the name of Christ, or of God, they did join the churches of God;

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