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KnoWhy #356 - How Can Trials of Faith Lead to Spiritual Growth? (Ether 12:6)
TitleKnoWhy #356 - How Can Trials of Faith Lead to Spiritual Growth? (Ether 12:6)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAdversity; Faith; Moroni (Son of Mormon); Obedience; Patience; Trial

In Ether 12:6 Moroni taught that “ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.” Exploring the various definitions of the word trial in relation to Moroni’s chapter on faith can help demonstrate the diversity of our trials and the consistency of God’s blessings. A trial can mean (1) an “examination by a test,” (2) an “experiment,” (3) a testing “experience” (4) a legal “examination” or (5) a “temptation.” Through repeated and sometimes lengthy periods of trial and testing, we are given greater freedom to determine and then act out the truest desires of our hearts. If we endure these trials with faith, obedience, and patience, we become spiritually refined and purified.

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Scripture Reference

Ether 12:6