This chapter is quite possibly one of the most potent chapters in all of the Book of Mormon. It ranks right up there with the story of the Anti-Nephi-Lehi's willingly laying down their lives in the midst of thousands of people wanting to kill them, and thus, converting even more to the true faith of Christ.
All I've got to say is, "Wow". I honestly don't know how Alma did it - and not only did it this time, but did it over and over and over again. What love he must have possessed.
Anyway... This chapter is quite sad. Some things I noticed this time around:
- It is quite possible that Amulek's family members were amidst the ones thrown into the fire. Now, that would be tough.
- I wonder what it was like for the King and his priests, lawyers and judges when they found themselves dead, in a spirit world which was described days earlier by two prophets they just tortured. Yeah... I wouldn't want to be in their position - at all. Nope, not one bit.