Contentions between the Nephite group and Lamanite group continued to grow and many wars ensued. However, sometimes the wars would be internal within one group, and many times they weren’t just physical but spiritual. In The Book of Mormon we learn much about the damage to the soul pride causes and how it can destroy nations. Because of pride, many would turn away from a prophet’s voice thinking they knew better. This drawing shows just one example. When the prophet Abinadi came to the group of people lead by evil King Noah, the people grew angry with him when he told them they needed to repent. The people were so wicked that they burned to death him for his preaching! Maybe we don’t physically burn our prophets today, but disregarding the vital things they have to say is a similar treatment. You can read the exciting full story of Abinadi starting in Mosiah 11.