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KnoWhy #356 - How Can Trials of Faith Lead to Spiritual Growth? (Ether 12:6)
|Title||KnoWhy #356 - How Can Trials of Faith Lead to Spiritual Growth? (Ether 12:6)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Adversity; 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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