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Scriptural advent calendar – December 7

3 Nephi 1:4-9:

 And it came to pass that in the commencement of the ninety and second year, behold, the prophecies of the prophets began to be fulfilled more fully; for there began to be greater signs and greater miracles wrought among the people.

 But there were some who began to say that the time was past for the words to be fulfilled, which were spoken by Samuel, the Lamanite.

 And they began to rejoice over their brethren, saying: Behold the time is past, and the words of Samuel are not fulfilled; therefore, your joy and your faith concerning this thing hath been vain.

 And it came to pass that they did make a great uproar throughout the land; and the people who believed began to be very sorrowful, lest by any means those things which had been spoken might not come to pass.

 But behold, they did watch steadfastly for that day and that night and that day which should be as one day as if there were no night, that they might know that their faith had not been vain.

 Now it came to pass that there was a day set apart by the unbelievers, that all those who believed in those traditions should be put to death except the sign should come to pass, which had been given by Samuel the prophet.

Samuel the lamanite

There will always be those who will seek to persecute the followers of Christ. We may not be rounded up with intent to massacre but in other ways we will face those who will challenge our faith in the word of the Lord. This may be done in small quiet ways or through ‘uproar throughout the land’. We need to watch steadfastly and know that our faith has not been in vain. Truly the Book of Mormon was preserved and brought forth for us in our day.

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