64 And now it came to pass that Alma did walk in the ways of the Lord, And he did keep His commandments and he did judge righteous judgments; And there was continual peace through the land; 65 And thus commenced the reign of the judges throughout all the Land of Zarahemla, among all the people which were called the Nephites; And Alma was the first and chief judge. 66 And now it came to pass that his father died, being eighty and two years old, having lived to fulfill the commandments of God. 67 And it came to pass that Mosiah died also, in the thirty and third year of his reign, being sixty and three years old, Making in the whole five hundred and nine years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem. 68 And thus ended the reign of the kings over the people of Nephi; And thus ended the days of Alma who was the founder of their church.
Alma 1 Intro The account of Alma, who was the son of Alma, the first and chief judge over the people of Nephi, and also the high priest over the church. An account of the reign of the judges and the wars and contentions among the people. And also an account of a war between the Nephites and the Lamanites, according to the record of Alma, the first and chief judge. 1 Now it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, From this time forward, King Mosiah, having gone the way of all the earth, having warred a good warfare, walking uprightly before God, leaving no one to reign in his stead- 2 Nevertheless, he established laws and they were acknowledged by the people; Therefore, they were obliged to abide by the laws which he had made. 3 And it came to pass that in the first year of the reign of Alma in the judgment seat, there was a man brought before him to be judged, A man which was large and was noted for his much strength. 4 And he had gone about among the people preaching to them that which he termed to be the word of God, bearing down against the church, 5 Declaring unto the people that every priest and teacher had ought to become popular, And they ought not to labor with their own hands, but that they had ought to be supported by the people. 6 And he also testified unto the people that all mankind should be saved at the last day and that they need not fear nor tremble, but that they might lift up their heads and rejoice; 7 For the Lord had created all men and had also redeemed all men, And in the end all men should have eternal life. 8 And it came to pass that he did teach these things so much that many did believe on his words, even so many that they began to support him and give him money; 9 And he began to be lifted up in the pride of his heart and to wear very costly apparel, Yea, and even began to establish a church after the manner of his preaching. 10 And it came to pass as he was going to preach to those who believed on his word, he met a man which belonged to the church of God, yea, even one of their teachers; 11 And he began to contend with him sharply, that he might lead away the people of the church; But the man withstood him, admonishing him with the words of God. 12 Now the name of the man was Gideon; And it was him that was an instrument in the hands of God in delivering the people of Limhi out of bondage. 13 Now because Gideon withstood him with the words of God, he was wroth with Gideon and drew his sword and began to smite him; 14 Now Gideon being stricken with many years, therefore he was not able to withstand his blows, therefore he was slain by the sword; 15 And the man who slew him was taken by the people of the church and was brought before Alma to be judged according to the crime which he had committed.
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.