The Book of Mormon

The book that came from the dust (Isaiah 29: 4), The book that was delivered to the learned and the unlearned man (Isaiah 29: 11-12), The stick of Ephraim and The stick of Joseph (Ezekiel 37: 15-20), The fruitful branches over the wall (Genesis 49 22-26), other sheep Christ has which are not of this fold (John 10: 16). The angel prophesied about in Revelations with the everlasting gospel (Revelation 14: 6).

There are plenty of references in the Bible that talk about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. So what is the Book of Mormon? well in the first part of the Book of Mormon in the intro it reads "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of the everlasting gospel." so it walks hand and hand with the bible. It is not taking its place. It is another testimony of Jesus Christ. It is the evidence we have that our church is the one and only true church.

So what does the Book of Mormon talk about? Well lets turn to the book itself to find out. It says in the book of second Nephi: "we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ" (2 Nephi 25: 26.) So this book talks about Christ and his teachings! It talks about Christ and his dealings with the ancient people on this the American continent! It Prophesied about Christs birth his death and his resurrection. It prophesies that Christ will return to the earth again. What more could you want in a book? It is a second witness to prove to the world that Jesus is the Christ. Its just like in a court case. Two witnesses is always much more powerful then one witness.

How do i know that the Book of Mormon is the word of god? That it is a true and honest record written by the Prophets of old? Well in the bible it reads: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5).  So if you wana know the truth ask God. Its cool how it works like that.

In the Book of Mormon it gives a promise. It is given by the last man to write in it. his name was Moroni. It reads: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10: 4-5) This is a promise given to us that if we ask with an open heart really wanting to know if it is true or not. That god will tell us it is true. It may come as a warm felling, it may come as a  knowledge, it may come because this church makes since. the felling is different for everyone! but i can promise you that it will come. God does answer prayers. He truly does.

Since the Book of Mormon is true what does that mean? Since the Book of Mormon is true, that means it came forth the way Joseph Smith said it came forth. Meaning that he was telling the truth when he said he saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. It means that they showed them selves to him and told him that none of the churches where true. It means that he was a prophet of God and that he did restore Christs church back to the earth. You see Joseph Smith had a question many of us had. He wondered which church was true. He was reading the bible and came across that scripture in the book of James that I shared early. which reads: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5). He took this scripture to heart. He decided if any one lacked wisdom he did so he decided to ask god which church to join. he went out to a grove of trees to pray, and in his own words he said "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!

They went on to tell him that none of the churches were true that they where going to restore the truth back to the earth threw him. He was given the Book of Mormon as evidence of this. so when people read and pray about the book of Mormon. they can know that he was a prophet of god. countless of people have done this. have you?

Take the challenge read and pray from the Book of Mormon. I know that this book is true. I know it with all my heart.