Monday, December 26, 2016

Believe 3 Nephi 1:22

3 Nephi 1:22
 22 And it came to pass that from this time forth there began to be alyings sent forth among the people, by Satan, to harden their hearts, to the intent that they might not believe in those bsigns and wonders which they had seen; but notwithstanding these lyings and deceivings the cmore part of the people did believe, and were converted unto the Lord.

As soon as a miracle happens then Satan tries to convince people that it was not really what it appeared to be. He is the great, evil deceiver . But this miracle of the sun not going down did convert most of the people.

Moses and the pharaoh.
Exodus 8:5  15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he ahardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.

Helaman 9:2

    2 Behold, now we will know of a surety whether this man be a prophet and God hath commanded him to prophesy such marvelous things unto us. Behold, we do not believe that he hath; yea, we donot believe that he is a prophet; nevertheless, if this thing which he has said concerning the chief judge be true, that he be dead, then will we believethat the other words which he has spoken are true.
    31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?


John 9:18

18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.

John 10:25

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

John 12:37

37 ¶But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

OCTOBER 2015 | Be Not Afraid, Only Believe
By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Second Counselor in the First Presidency

The ancient city of Babylon is in ruins. Its splendor is long gone. But Babylon’s worldliness and wickedness live on. Now it falls to us to live as believers in a world of disbelief. The challenge is ours to daily practice the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and to live true to God’s commandments. We will have to stay calm under peer pressure, not be impressed by popular trends or false prophets, disregard the ridicule of the ungodly, resist the temptations of the evil one, and overcome our own laziness.
Just think about it. How much easier would it have been for Daniel to simply go along with the ways of Babylon? He could have set aside the restrictive code of conduct God had given the children of Israel. He could have feasted on the rich foods provided by the king and indulged in the worldly pleasures of the natural man. He would have avoided ridicule.
He would have been popular.
He would have fit in.
His path might have been much less complicated.

The Courage to Believe

Satan, our adversary, wants us to fail. He spreads lies as part of his effort to destroy our belief. He slyly suggests that the doubter, the skeptic, the cynic is sophisticated and intelligent, while those who have faith in God and His miracles are naive, blind, or brainwashed. Satan will advocate that it is cool to doubt spiritual gifts and the teachings of true prophets.
I wish I could help everyone to understand this one simple fact: we believe in God because of things we know with our heart and mind, not because of things we do not know.  Our spiritual experiences are sometimes too sacred to explain in worldly terms, but that doesn’t mean they are not real.
When we choose to believe, exercise faith unto repentance, and follow our Savior, Jesus Christ, we open our spiritual eyes to splendors we can scarcely imagine.

Choose to believe, choose to follow the commandments and you will have a happier life. Choose to accept the atonement. Choose to exercise your faith.

134- I Believe In Christ


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