“Alma Began from This Time Forward to Teach the People”

George Reynolds, Janne M. Sjodahl

From then on, to the end of his mortal career, Alma labored without ceasing to bring souls to Christ, and to guide his fellow men in the paths of Salvation.

What effect did this heavenly visit have upon the sons of Mosiah?

A very great one! From that moment on they were changed men. When the voice of the angel reached their astonished ears, the understanding of divinity entered their souls. They knew, they felt, they realized there was a God, and that they had been fighting against him. The sense of their own unworthiness filled their hearts; remorse and anguish reigned supreme therein, and they condemned themselves as the vilest of sinners.

Finally, the bitterness of their remorse was swallowed up in their faith in the coming of Christ, and they determined that, with the help of the Lord, they would undo the evil that their previous course had wrought. These resolutions they faithfully carried out. If they had been energetic in their wrongdoings, they were now doubly active in their works of restitution. They journeyed from city to city, from land to land, and everywhere bore triumphant testimony of their miraculous conversion. And in no equivocal tones they proclaimed the glorious Gospel of Christ, the love of God, and the Salvation of mankind.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2