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KnoWhy #246 - Why Must a Trial of Faith Precede a Witness of Truth? (Ether 12:6)

TitleKnoWhy #246 - Why Must a Trial of Faith Precede a Witness of Truth? (Ether 12:6)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2016
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma the Younger; Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Amulek; Brother of Jared; Faith; Hope; Jaredite; Missionary Work; Moroni; Obedience; Testimony; Trial; Truth; Witness

Although faith plays an important narrative and doctrinal role in many Book of Mormon stories, Ether 12 provides one of its most profound discourses on the topic. In this chapter, Moroni briefly reviewed a number of episodes in the Book of Mormon and then expected readers to recall exactly how the characters in each story had to patiently and faithfully endure trials and testing before receiving a witness of the truth. Those who carefully study each of Moroni’s examples will better understand the process of acquiring faith and how to discern the evidence of its effects in their own lives.

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Scripture Reference

Ether 12:6
Alma 14
Alma 32
Alma 26