Alma’s Sermon to the Church in Zarahemla

The Necessity of Repentance

Alma 5:50

The ends of the earth are called to repentance.

Yea, thus saith the Spirit:

‘Repent, all ye ends of the earth, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand; yea, the Son of God cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion.’

Alma 5:50

The kingdom of heaven will soon shine forth among all.

Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, that the Spirit saith:

‘Behold the glory of the King of all the earth; and also the King of heaven shall very soon shine forth among all the children of men.’

Alma 5:51

The spirit commanded Alma to preach repentance.

And also the Spirit saith unto me, yea, crieth unto me with a mighty voice, saying:

‘Go forth and say unto this people—Repent, for except ye repent ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of heaven.’

Alma 5:52

The Lord says that all those not bringing forth good fruit will be destroyed.

And again I say unto you, the Spirit saith:

‘Behold, the ax is laid at the root of the tree; therefore every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire, yea, a fire which cannot be consumed, even an unquenchable fire. Behold, and remember, the Holy One hath spoken it.’