“Thy Soul Could Not Be Saved”
Ammon’s statement implies that the king would have been guilty of murder. Joseph Smith taught that one guilty of murder, “one that sheds innocent blood, cannot have forgiveness” (Teachings, p. 339). Such a one would be guilty of the unforgivable sin, one for which the atonement of Christ cannot bring remission of sins. For a more detailed treatment see commentary on Alma 39:6.