181 And they rehearsed unto his father all that had happened unto them; and his father rejoiced, for he knew that it was the power of God.
182 And he caused that a multitude should be gathered together, that they might witness what the Lord had done for his son, and also for those that were with him.
183 And he caused that the priests should assemble themselves together; and they began to fast, and to pray to the Lord their God, that he would open the mouth of Alma, that he might speak;
184 And also that his limbs might receive their strength, that the eyes of the people might be opened to see and know of the goodness and glory of God.
185 And it came to pass after they had fasted and prayed for the space of two days and two nights, the limbs of Alma received their strength, and he stood up and began to speak unto them, bidding them to be of good comfort:
186 For, said he, I have repented of my sins, and have been redeemed of the Lord; behold, I am born of the Spirit.
187 And the Lord said unto me, Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men, and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again;
188 Yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters; and thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God.
189 I say unto you, Unless this be the case, they must be cast off; and this I know, because I was like to be cast off.
190 Nevertheless, after wading through much tribulation, repenting nigh unto death, the Lord in mercy hath seen fit to snatch me out of an everlasting burning, and I am born of God;
191 My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity.