“I even remain alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people.”
"for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing … that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in his wrath may be just."
“All mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which … must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice.”
“For behold, if Adam had put forth his hand immediately, and partaken of the tree of life, he would have lived forever … and the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated … for that would destroy the great plan of happiness. … Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state … . And now, the plan of mercy could not be brought about except an atonement should be made.”
Alma 42:5, 8, 13, 15
"For behold, are we not all beggars? Do we not all depend upon the same Being, even God, for all the substance which we have?"
"Behold, O my God, their costly apparel, and their ringlets, and their bracelets, and their ornaments of gold, and all their precious things … and behold, their hearts are set upon them."
"Wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."
And thus the Zoramites and the Lamanites began to make preparations for war against the people of Ammon, and also against the Nephites.
“There can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world”
“And Alma and Amulek went forth preaching repentance to the people in their temples, and in their sanctuaries, and also in their synagogues, which were built after the manner of the Jews.”