62 – 50 Questions of Alma 5: Questions 1–17


This chart lists in three groups the first seventeen rhetorical questions Alma asks the people of Zarahemla in Alma 5. First, Alma asks if they have remembered their heritage and God’s deliverance of their ancestors. This can have personal application to Latter-day Saints: just as the Nephites were admonished to remember God’s deliverance of their ancestors, so should Latter-day Saints remember the sacrifices of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the pioneers—and the Lord’s providing them the promised land of Zion. Second, he invites people to ponder the conditions of salvation and the need to believe the prophets of God. Third, he asks penetrating questions about each listener’s repentance, change, faith, and hope. Still today, most of these questions invite a clear yes or no answer.