“Why do bad things happen to good people? It is an age old question. The account in Alma 14: 8-10 is barely readable let alone trying to picture the horrific scene that was before Alma’s and Amulek’s eyes. Amulek begs Alma to “Therefore let us stretch forth our hands, and exercise the power of God which is in us, and save them from the flames.” And the answer from the other side of the veil is “no.” “The Spirit constraineth me that I must not stretch forth mine hand; for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them, according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in His wrath may be just; and the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day.” And so these two faithful men must witness the death of women and children being burned to death for their belief in God.