Nevertheless he cried again, saying:
“Alma, arise and stand forth,
_for why persecutest thou the church of God?
_for the Lord hath said:
‘This is my church, and I will establish it.
And nothing shall overthrow it,
_save it is the transgression of my people.’”
But behold, the voice said unto me:
“Arise. And I arose and stood up, and beheld the angel.”
But behold, the Lord in his great mercy sent his angel to declare unto me that I must stop the work of destruction among his people; yea, and I have seen an angel face to face, and he spake with me, and his voice was as thunder, and it shook the whole earth.