Source:Welch:The Destruction of Ammonihah and the Law of Apostate Cities:Alma effectively showed in the record that this fate befell them in accordance with divine law

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John W. Welch: "Alma effectively showed in the record that this fate befell them in accordance with divine law"

John W. Welch,

While Alma clearly lacked both the desire and the power to have the city of Ammonihah destroyed by a Nephite military force, and certainly no legal decree was ever issued calling for the extermination of the city, Alma carefully recorded and documented the fact that the inhabitants of Ammonihah had satisfied every element of the crime of being an apostate city. When the justice of God destroyed that city, Alma effectively showed in the record that this fate befell them in accordance with divine law. —(Click here to continue) [1]

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  1. John W. Welch, The Destruction of Ammonihah and the Law of Apostate CitiesReexploring the Book of Mormon (1992)