|6:1 And now it came to pass that after Alma had
made an end of speaking unto the people of the church, which was established in the city of
Zarahemla, he ordained priests and elders, by laying on
his hands according to the order of God, to preside and
watch over the church.
|6:2 And it came to pass that whosoever did not
belong to the church who repented of
their sins were baptized unto
repentance, and were received into the church.
|6:3 And it also came to pass that whosoever did
belong to the church that did not
repent of their wickedness and humble themselves before
God--I mean those who were lifted up in the pride of
their hearts--the same were rejected, and their 1names were blotted out, that their names were
not numbered among those of the righteous.
|| Revelation 3:5: ...and I will not blot
out his name out of the book of life...
|6:4 And thus they began to establish the order of
the church in the city of Zarahemla.
|6:5 Now I would that ye should understand that the
word of God was liberal unto all, that none were deprived
of the privilege of assembling themselves together to
hear the word of God.
|6:6 Nevertheless the children of God were commanded
that they should gather themselves together oft, and join
in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of
the souls of those who knew not God.
|6:7 And now it came to pass that when Alma had made
these regulations he departed from them, yea, from the church which was in the city of Zarahemla, and went
over upon the east of the river Sidon, into the valley of
Gideon, there having been a city built, which was called
the city of Gideon, which was in the valley that was
called Gideon, being called after the man who was slain
by the hand of Nehor with the sword.
|6:8 And Alma went and began to declare the word of
God unto the church which was established in the valley of Gideon,
according to the revelation of the truth of the word
which had been spoken by his fathers, and according to
the spirit of prophecy which was in him, according to the
testimony of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, who
should come to redeem his people from their sins, and the
holy order by which he was called. And thus it is