One of the most disturbing chapters in the Bible is a story found in the Apocrypha: Second Maccabees seven.
The scene is the torture of a mother and her seven sons for refusing to eat pork.
I’m certain this tale was included to help inspire the faithful to look forward in hope to eternal life in being steadfast in all you do throughout life. For the skeptic it is seen as an unreasonable test, included in sacred text to breed fear into mankind, and to press the issue of persecution and untrustworthiness of anyone outside of the faith.
The meme gives a synopsis of the chapter, which is included in my upcoming book “The Presence of the Apocrypha in the Book of Mormon.”