“Seeing No Way That He Might Reclaim Them Save It Were in Bearing Down in Pure Testimony Against Them”

W. Cleon Skousen

But to bear down in pure testimony against the people was to assume the same kind of mission that Jeremiah was called upon to perform for the Jews in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. It was to carry to them a powerful message of "repent or be destroyed." Alma, now undertook the same kind of pilgrimage as he went forth among the people in a mighty spirit of revelation and prophecy.

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