1 Now my son, here is somewhat more I would say unto thee; for I perceive that thy mind is worried concerning the resurrection of the dead.
1 And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the restoration of which has been spoken; for behold, some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far astray because of this thing. And I perceive that thy mind has been worried also concerning this thing. But behold, I will explain it unto thee.
2 Now behold, my son, I will explain this thing unto thee….
Alma’s son Corianton had committed a serious sin, which not only jeopardized his own salvation but which had influenced other people to reject his father’s message. The Spirit of the Lord prompted Alma to call Corianton to repentance, which he did, with clarity and with conviction. But then, Alma began to teach his son doctrine, and not just any doctrine. As illustrated by the verses above, Alma chose three doctrinal topics which were difficult for his son, and he discussed all three of them in order to calm the worry in his son’s mind.