“Whosoever Should Be Found Calling Upon God Should Be Put to Death”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

How bitter is the irony that so many dissipate their energies in fighting a God whose existence they refuse to admit! Had Amulon not feared the God of Alma and his people, he would not have feared their prayers. The death ban on prayer is assuredly an admission on his part of the efficacy of prayer and the reality of Israel’s God.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2