5 Facts You Should Know about the Book of Mormon
Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an ancient record that teaches about Jesus. It can help you come closer to God and find direction for your own life as you read its stories and teachings. Here are five things you should know.
The Book of Mormon is the word of God
Just as God spoke to Moses and Noah in the Bible, He also instructed His prophets in ancient America. These prophets were inspired to keep a record of their history and teachings. Their writings were eventually gathered into one book by a man named Mormon. The Book of Mormon teaches of Jesus’s life and ministry and testifies of His power to save us from sin and death. The highlight of the Book of Mormon is when Jesus comes to visit the people in the ancient Americas. The record of His visit is both profound and tender as it shares both Jesus’s teachings and interactions among the people.
The Bible and the Book of Mormon support each other
Jesus frequently compared Himself to a shepherd. He often spoke of His love for those who follow Him, whom He called His sheep. In John 10:16, while speaking to the people in ancient Palestine, He declared, “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”
Who were the other sheep Christ spoke of in that parable? The history of some of these “other sheep” is recorded in the Book of Mormon.
In addition, the Apostle Paul taught, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1). When God teaches an important principle, He sends another source to confirm it. The Book of Mormon is a second witness to the testament of Jesus Christ given by the Bible. The combined witness of both these books of scripture can broaden and deepen our understanding and testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
It can bring you closer to God
As another testament of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon can help you come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. You can have a better understanding of God’s love and find specific direction for your own life. The Book of Mormon has had a positive impact in the lives of people worldwide. Scroll down to read some of their testimonies.
Discover What’s Inside
Hear from real people who found the Book of Mormon, and see the impact it had on their lives.
You can know it’s true
Like the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon is the true word of God. God promises us that if we read the Book of Mormon with faith in Christ and a sincere desire to know and act upon its truthfulness, He will confirm its truth to each of us through inspiration from the Holy Ghost. Tens of thousands of missionaries are teaching people about this book on six continents in 107 languages—and these people are currently putting that promise to the test.
“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.” —Moroni 10:4
You can get one for free
If you want a copy of the Book of Mormon, you can have one at no cost. Local representatives will hand deliver your book, no matter where you live. They can quickly answer any questions you have or even share their favorite passages.
Hear Other’s Experiences
“When I was 16, I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. There were countless times where my life was almost brought to an end. My knowledge of the fullness of the gospel is one of the main reasons I got through such a traumatic experience.”
“My family is the most important thing in my life. I felt that way as a child, and now I feel that way with my own family that I’ve created with my wife. My family makes me feel that there is nothing I can’t overcome. Problems and hard times come to all of us at some point in our lives, and besides my Heavenly Father, I know that my family understands what I’m going through and are always there to help.”
“The gospel blesses my family with an eternal perspective. We grow and bond together more as we all keep an eternal perspective in our lives and on how we are living to all end up together once again. The gospel has taught me that families are eternal, which has given a stronger importance to this life. We are living for more than just this earth life.”
“My family means the world to me. They have taught me to give and receive unconditional love. The gospel gives us many opportunities to serve others and to grow spiritually.”
Hong Kong, China
“As a convert to the Church, I am so grateful to know that families can be together for eternity. This has given me a greater perspective on our time here on earth and to have an answer of where we will go.”
“I know that I was put in the family I have for a reason. I am grateful for them and all the love that is shown in families.”
Salt Lake City, Utah
“The gospel blesses my family by helping me feel safe. Raising kids in the world today is a frightening task. However, I know that with the gospel, I will be able to teach my children correct principles and create a home where they feel safe.”
Charleston, South Carolina
“I am blessed with a happy family. A happy wife and happy kids. Everything we do is built upon the foundation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are truly blessed because of it. I look into the world of confusion and see that the gospel has brought to pass nothing but good things.”