Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Book of Mormon

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we believe in two important books. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. In the introduction to the Book of Mormon it simply states " The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible." Notice it doesn't state that it replaces the Bible. They work together. They need each other. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. They support each other. Being down here in the South many people call the book of Mormon the Mormon Bible. That is falsely incorrect. In no way does it ever replace the Bible. The Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel as does the Bible. Joseph Smith translated the gold plates in to what is known as the Book of Mormon. They are the records of the ancient ancestors of the inhabitants of the Americans. I like to think of it as the ancetors of the Native Americans. But through the will of God Joseph Smith was able to translate into what we have today as the Book of Mormon. Pres. Boyd K. Packer made this statement in General Conference  back in 2005 "We do not have to defend the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ will defend him for us. Those who reject Joseph Smith as a prophet and revelator are left to find some other explanation for the Book of Mormon."
What a great statement he made. The Book of Mormon really does defend him for us. Many people have tried to prove the Book of Mormon wrong but ALL have failed! If anything they come to know of its truthfulness. To hear more of this amazing testimony of the Book of Mormon check this talk out at: I testify that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Christ and that it was translated by Joseph Smith through the will & mighty power of Heavenly Father.

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