The Book Of Mormon
Another Testament of Jesus Christ
What is the Book of Mormon?
The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is holy scripture like the Bible.
The Bible mainly talks about the life and the teachings of the people in ancient Israel. On the other hand, the Book of Mormon contains a record of God's dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas who also believed in Jesus Christ.
The Book of Mormon and the Bible contain the same doctrines but they were written in different parts of the world. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ believe that the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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What is the Book of Mormon About?
The Book of Mormon begins with the account of a family that lived in Jerusalem about 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. After being warned by God that Jerusalem was going to be destroyed they fled out of the city. They traveled across the ocean to settle in the promised land. The people later split into two nations. God's dealings with these nations are described in the Book of Mormon.
The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the resurrected Jesus Christ among the people. The Book of Mormon explains the teachings of Christ clearly. It outlines how we can find joy in this life and salvation in the life to come.
The Main Authors of the Book of Mormon
Prophets that lived in the ancient Americas wrote the Book of Mormon. These prophets recorded their history, prophecies and teachings on metal plates. The records were then put together and summarized by a prophet and historian named Mormon.
After Mormon's death, his son Moroni completed the records. God commanded Moroni to bury the plates and promised him that one day they would be found.
At the beginning if the 19th century this promise was fulfilled. God called a boy named Joseph Smith to translate the plates, restore the Church of Jesus Christ and to be the first prophet in this time. He translated the plates through the power of God to what is today known as the Book of Mormon.
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Teachings from the Book of Mormon
The central purpose of the Book of Mormon is to help all people recognize that Jesus is the Christ, the Redeemer of the world. The doctrine, or the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is explained clearly: we must have faith, repent of our sins, be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end.
The doctrine also contains God's plan of happiness, which gives our lives purpose and perspective.
The Book of Mormon teaches how we should perform baptisms (3 Nephi 11:22-28; 18; Moroni 8) and answers questions of the soul. For example:
What is the purpose of life?
Is there a God?
Will I continue to live after death?
By studying the Book of Mormon, you can also discover these truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"And see that all these things are done in wisdom and aorder; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."
Mosia 4 : 27
"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But aseek ye first the bkingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
3 Nephi 13 : 31-33
“And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and ahappy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are bblessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
Mosia 2 : 41
“And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be ano other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.”
Mosia 3 : 17
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, apray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.”
Moroni 7 : 48
Does the Book of Mormon Replace the Bible?
No, not at all. The Book of Mormon is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" and goes hand in hand with the Bible. Both describe God's dealings with the people in different parts of the world and teach the same principles.
These contain thousands of year of inspiration and guidance and instruction. The Book of Mormon also confirms what the Bible says about Jesus Christ and helps us to understand many other Christian doctrines or teachings (Mormon 7:8-9).
When you study the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible, you will better understand who God is and what He wants for you.
Why is the Book of Mormon Necessary?
You might ask yourself: When I already have the Bible, why would I need other scriptures?
Good question! One of our central statements is that God always reveals the truth to His children. The Bible contains revelations that were recorded by prophets, but it doesn't contain everything God has ever said or will ever say. God still reveals His will to living prophets and apostles today (Ephesians 2:20). The Book of Mormon shows us that God alway speaks to all of His children on Earth.
The Book of Mormom can also help to explain and understand parts of the Bible. For example, in the New Testament, it says that Jesus was baptized "to fulfill all righteousness" (Matthew 3:14-15). The Book of Mormon explains what it means to fulfill all righteousness ( 2 Nephi 31:5-9). The Book of Mormon is also valuable because it preserves the records of those who have personally seen Christ.
The Bible teaches: "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established" (2 Corinthians 13:1). In accordance with this law, the Book of Mormon and the Bible give testaments of Jesus Christ.
How can I know if the Book of Mormon is true?
The only possibility to know if the Book of Mormon is true is by the confirmation of the Holy Ghost. The last chapter of the Book invites the reader to study the Book of Mormon, to ponder the message of Jesus Christ, and to ask God if it is true. Whoever does this will receive a personal testimony of its truth from God.
Millions of members of the church have walked this path and found out for themselves that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.
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