Alma and his Followers

Alma’s Church

Mosiah 18:17–18

Alma formally establishes a church, ordains priests and establishes a religious education program for his members.

And they were called the church of God, or the church of Christ, from that time forward. And it came to pass that whosoever was baptized by the power and authority of God was added to his church.

And it came to pass that Alma, having authority from God, ordained priests; even one priest to every fifty of their number did he ordain to preach unto them, and to teach them concerning the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

Mosiah 18:19–29

Alma establishes standards for the church officers and members to observe.

And he commanded them that they should teach nothing save it were the things which he had taught, and which had been spoken by the mouth of the holy prophets.

Mosiah 18:30–31

The waters of Mormon becomes a very memorable place.

And now it came to pass that all this was done in Mormon,
yea, by the waters of Mormon,
in the forest that was near the waters of Mormon.

Yea, the place of Mormon,
the waters of Mormon,
the forest of Mormon,
how beautiful are they to the eyes of them
who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer;
yea, and how blessed are they,
for they shall sing to his praise forever.

And these things were done in the borders of the land, that they might not come to the knowledge of the king.