Alma, Christ's Atonement, change
The transformation of Alma the Younger from a person “seeking to destroy the church of God” (Alma 36:6) to a spiritually powerful prophet was dramatic and extraordinary. To go from being among the “vilest of sinners” to wishing he could be an angel (Mosiah 28:4; Alma 29:1) so he might speak with even more power demonstrates the absolute effective impact repentance through faith in Christ’s Atonement can have for any individual. Alma’s conversion begins with a frightening appearance of an angel, declaring to Alma in a voice of thunder that if he does not cease his efforts to destroy the Church, he will bring destruction on himself.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Moore, Richard G. "What We Learn from Alma’s Messages to His Sons." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 20, no. 2 (2019): 133-149. https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/re/vol20/iss2/10