The Destruction of Ammonihah
We are told that “Satan had gotten great hold upon the hearts of the people of the city of Ammonihah” (Alma 8:9). In spite of the powerful preaching of Alma and Amulek and the conversion of Zeezrom and others, the majority of the people rejected their last chance for averting destruction, putting to death those who had been converted. In their wickedness, the people haughtily told Alma, “We will not believe thy words if thou shouldst prophesy that this great city should be destroyed in one day” (Alma 9:4). Alma 16:1–11 tells how this mocking taunt was literally fulfilled and the people were utterly destroyed in one day.