Helaman 16-3 Nephi 2

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Study Question:
What can we do to remain steadfast when our faith is challenged?

Summary:
The Nephites who believe Samuel are baptized by Nephi. Samuel cannot be slain with the arrows and stones of the unrepentant Nephites. Some harden their hearts, and others see angels. The unbelievers say it is not reasonable to believe in Christ. Nephi, the son of Helaman, departs out of the land, and his son Nephi keeps the records. Though signs and wonders abound, the wicked plan to slay the righteous. The night of Christ’s birth arrives. The sign is given, and a new star arises. Lyings and deceivings increase, and the Gadianton robbers slaughter many.

Scripture:
Helaman 1:8
“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.”

Rachael D: I find 3 Nephi 1:22 interesting because there had been many prophecies about the signs of Christ birth and when it came to pass, people still did not believe. Satan tried to harden their hearts by lying and deceiving. I wonder what lies would convince me that 3 days of light was not a sign of the birth of Christ. There have been many prophecies given about the second coming and we need to see they as they really are and not be deceived by Satan.
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