Two bizarre concepts of dogma arise in the Book of Alma – neither of which is spoken of much…
First: Obedience results in wealth; prosperity doctrine.
“and thus they did prosper & become far more wealthy than those who did not belong to their Church.”
Alma 1:31 – The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, August 2017), 281.
…and second: deteriorating health results from wickedness.
“& also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom with a burning fever which was caused by the great tribulations of his mind on account of his wickedness for he supposed that Alma & Amulek was no more & he supposed that they had been slain by the cause of his iniquity &
bythis great sin & his many other sins did harrow up his mind until it did become exceding sore having no deliverance therefore he began to be scorched with a burning heat now when he heard that Alma & Amulek was in the land of Sidom his heart began to take courage & he sent a message immediately unto them desireing them to come unto him & it came to pass that they went immediately obeying the message which he had sent unto them & they went in unto the house unto Zeezrom & they found him upon his bed sick being verry low with a burning fever & his mind also was exceding sore because of his iniquities & when he saw them he streached forth his hand & besaught them that they would heal him[.]”
Alma 15:3-5 – The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, August 2017), 333-334.
The former is more prevalent than the later, but have you ever heard the church preach that ill health/disease results from unrighteousness (aside from AIDS)?