“The Manifestation of the Spirit”

Brant Gardner

Rhetorical: Alma now reiterates his introductory theme (verse 5 and 6) indicating his spiritual witness that those of Gideon were believers. He asks, therefore, a rhetorical question about their belief in this things, and then answers it for them. Alma uses this technique to focus their attention on the issue, and then to pay them the great spiritual compliment for their faithfulness.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon