They Must Needs be Chastened and Tried.
The Coming Test and Apostasy by Author: Roger K. Young
Publication Date: Nov. 2008, 1st Edition, 1st Printing.
Format: 8.5 x 11, 182 Pages
Binding: Perfect Bound, Paperback
Photos / Illustrations: 1
ISBN 13: 978-0-9821946-0-7
“Yet I will own them, and they shall be mine in
that day when I shall come to make up my jewels.
Therefore, they must needs be chastened and tried,
even as Abraham, who was commanded to offer up his only son.
For all those who will not endure chastening,
but deny me, cannot be sanctified.” D&C 101:3-5
We have been warned that the judgments of God will begin upon His own house. What does that mean?
Why would His judgments begin upon His own people?
Is it possible that there could come another time when the Church and its members will be severely persecuted?
What could bring about such persecution? How soon might it begin?
How would severe persecution affect the Church and its members?
What might individual members do to help protect themselves and their families?
These are just a few of the challenging questions that LDS author Roger K. Young attempts to answer through his skillful presentation of statements made by numerous latter-day prophets and apostles as well as scriptures, both ancient and modern.
In this book, Roger K. Young examines the prophetic statements warning of great trials ahead and apostasy yet to come from within the ranks of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His message is very clearly one of full and complete obedience to every command of the Lord. Follow the Prophet in every detail for therein lies safety.
Table of Contents
DEDICATION & PURPOSE
The purpose of this book is to simply warn as many as possible that the days of severe trials, terrible tribulations and apostasy are not over for the Church. Therefore, we must be careful to not be confused, to remain vigilant, and to be determined and prepared to keep all of the commandments and to follow living Prophets and Apostles without hesitation no matter what they ask of us. I am hoping this book will help in this endeavor so that a few more will pass the test that is coming.
“I, the Lord, have suffered the affliction to come upon them, wherewith they have been afflicted, in consequence of their transgressions;
“Therefore, they must needs be chastened and tried, even as Abraham, who was commanded to offer up his only son.
“For all those who will not endure chastening, but deny me, cannot be sanctified.
“Behold, I say unto you, there were jarrings, and contentions, and envyings, and strifes, and lustful and covetous desires among them; therefore by these things they polluted their inheritances.
“They were slow to hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; therefore, the Lord their God is slow to hearken unto their prayers, to answer them in the day of their trouble.
“In the day of their peace they esteemed lightly my counsel; but, in the day of their trouble, of necessity they feel after me.”
D&C 101: 2-8
" …the day of sacrifice is not past. The time will come yet when many saints and even apostles will yet lose their lives in defense of the truth...We think we are secure from mobs and persecutors…the time is coming when we will be mixed up so much it will be hard to tell a face of a saint from the face of an enemy of God. Look out for the great Sieve. A great sifting time is coming and many will fall, for I say unto you—there is a test, there is a test, there is a test coming and who will be able to stand? ... Many of you will see the time when you will have all the trial and trouble you can handle and plenty of you will have all the trial and trouble you can handle and plenty of opportunity to show that you are true to God and his Work.”
Harold B. Lee (Faith, BYU Devotional, 1955)
“The ax is laid at the root of the trees; and every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire. I, the Lord, have spoken it.
“Verily I say unto you, all among them who know their hearts are honest, and are broken, and their spirits contrite, and are willing to observe their covenants by sacrifice—yea, every sacrifice which I, the Lord, shall command—they are accepted of me.
“For I, the Lord, will cause them to bring forth as a very fruitful tree which is planted in a goodly land, by a pure stream, that yieldeth much precious fruit.“
CHAPTER 1 — Why Persecution?
CHAPTER 2 — TIME OF WICKEDNESS & CLEANSING
The Establishment Of The True Church Of Christ
The Cleansing Of The Last Days Begins
The Wars Spread
Nephi Recaps Secret Combinations Of The Last Days
Gentile Nations Reject The Word Of The Lord
The House Of Israel Gathered
CHAPTER 3 — THE CYCLE OF APOSTASY
CHAPTER 4 — UPON MY HOUSE SHALL IT BEGIN
The Apostasy Cycle Repeats, Again
CHAPTER 5 — HOW SOON IS THE COMING APOSTASY?
CHAPTER 6 — THE FORTHCOMING GREAT PERSECUTION
CHAPTER 7 — THE SECRET COMBINATIONS
CHAPTER 8 — APOSTASY WARNING SIGNS:
Who Is On The Road To Apostasy?
CHAPTER 9 — TO PREVENT APOSTASY
CHAPTER 10 — THE COMING GREAT TEST & PERSECUTION
What could it be?
CHAPTER 11 — SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
“Cultural” Mormon Or Converted Saint?
Safety in Counsel
The Great Apostasy In Kirtland
Communism and Socialsim
Prophecy of Heber C. Kimball To Sister Amanda H. Wilcox
Lesson 34: “How Could You Have Forgotten Your God?”
Talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council
The Gay/Lesbian Challenge
The Feminist Movement
Serving the Lord and Resisting the Devil
In 1995 Roger K. Young's first book “AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT” became an instant LDS best seller, selling over 9,000 copies the first year it was publicly printed, being advertised primarily by word of mouth. This is something of a modern day miracle in LDS publishing in that brother Young was an unknown author (ie. not a General Authority, nor a BYU professor, nor a CES lecture personality) and his book was not published or promoted by an established LDS publisher. However, in 1996 it was one of the few non-Deseret published books honored as a Deseret Book Club book-of-the-month selection. “AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT” continues to be the # 1 selling LDS book on the events of the last days, being highly recommended by Church members and leaders alike.
Building on the imense popularity of “AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT” , brother Young has since written seven additional books, each becoming in its turn, best sellers. His books (over 100,000 copies) are in demand all over the world, being sold in North America, Europe, Australia, South and Central America, even though they are still only printed in English. The State of Utah has also made an abbreviated audio version of “AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT” for use in its blind program.