“Do You Believe These Things?”

Brant Gardner

Rhetoric: Alma reiterates his introductory theme (vv. 5–6) of a spiritual witness that the people of Gideon were believers. He asks a rhetorical question about their belief, then answers it for them. Alma uses this technique to praise their faithfulness, thus paying them a great spiritual compliment.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4