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2010, August 5

“Book of Mormon: Wicked People of Ammonihah Are Destroyed Because They Don’t Watch or Pray Continually” by grego

Book of Mormon: Wicked People of Ammonihah Are Destroyed Because They Don’t Watch or Pray Continually

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In Alma 13:28, Alma preaches this to the people of Ammonihah:
“But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering;”

Those who do, are either kicked out or killed. The wicked who remain, who refuse to watch and pray continually as counseled by Alma, are fine–for a little while. Then, BOOM! the Lamanites attack out of nowhere. The Ammonihahites, who boasted of their might:
Alma 9:4 “And they said also: We will not believe thy words if thou shouldst prophesy that this great city should be destroyed in one day.”
—were completely unprepared and therefore all slaughtered in one day:
Alma 16:9 And thus ended the eleventh year of the judges, the Lamanites having been driven out of the land, and the people of Ammonihah were destroyed; yea, every living soul of the Ammonihahites was destroyed, and also their great city, which they said God could not destroy, because of its greatness.
10 But behold, in one day it was left desolate; and the carcases were mangled by dogs and wild beasts of the wilderness.

It would have been good to watch and pray continually!

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