Chapter 4: Trial of Our Faith
The scriptures indicate most of us, if not all, will experience a trial of our Faith.
- The Apostle Peter indicated, “The trial of your Faith … though it be tried with fire…”
- The Apostle Paul declared, “… after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions.”
- James mentioned, “Knowing this, that the trying of your Faith worketh patience.”
- Trials come to people no matter how strong their Faith is.
This chapter discusses some of the trials that Peter and the other apostles faced after the Savior’s arrest and crucifixion.
- The scriptures indicate that the apostles did not understand the upcoming crucifixion and resurrection. Even at the Last Supper and before going into the Garden of Gethsemane, a few hours before his arrest, the apostles still did not understand.
- Prior to the arrest of the Savior, the apostles had seen miraculous things―there was no power on Earth equal to the Savior’s power.
- After his arrest, Jesus seemed like an ordinary man. He had subjected himself to the laws of mortal men. He was tried, mocked, spit upon, beaten, convicted and sentenced to die. He was hung on a cross and the apostles watch him die and saw his lifeless body lowered from the cross.
- This chapter discusses some things that may have helped the apostles survive their trial or test.
This chapter also discusses another individual from the scriptures by the name of Korihor.
- Korihor originally believe in God.
- As a result of his trial of Faith, he became Anti-Christ.
- He tried to convince others that there was not a God.
- Some parallels are drawn between Korihor and Charles Darwin.
- At one time Darwin wanted to become an Anglican Priest.
- Both men gradually lost their Faith and became agnostics.
This chapter also discusses some things that may help us survive a trial of our Faith.
Howard W. Hunter, the 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said, “We should never let Satan fool us into thinking that all is lost. Let us take pride in the good and right things that we have done; reject and cast out of our lives those things that are wrong; look to the Lord for forgiveness, strength, and comfort; and then move onward.”
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