How Can the Book of Mormon Help Me Draw Closer to Jesus?
Did you know that Jesus visited Christian believers in the American continents after He rose from the tomb? He taught them His gospel, healed the sick, and blessed them. That visit was life-changing for them then. Knowing about it can be equally meaningful to you today.
What the Book of Mormon means for you
The appearance of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon was important because it means God extends the same blessings and opportunities to all of His children. It shows that God’s love isn’t confined to people from a single area of the world. No matter what language we speak or what we may look like, God loves us and wants us to hear His truth. The Book of Mormon contains ancient stories, but somehow, it feels like it was written just for you.
The Book of Mormon can help you in life
Hear from real people who found the Book of Mormon and see the impact it had on their lives.
What is the Book of Mormon about?
The Book of Mormon is filled with characters you feel like you know, people who have experienced the same struggles you’re going through. A family that left behind most of its belongings to start a new life in a new land. A young man who wrestled with his past mistakes and charted a new path forward. A woman who stayed by her husband’s side when he fell ill.
It tells stories of people who tried and failed and tried again. People who stood up for their beliefs, who learned to trust in God and turn to Jesus Christ for peace. It’s a book full of their thoughts and wishes and worries. It’s a book for you.
The Book of Mormon and Bible work together to tell the story of Jesus
The Old Testament. The New Testament. And the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It’s the greatest series ever written, and we know it as the word of God. Together, the Bible and the Book of Mormon span centuries, cultures, and continents.
After Jesus was betrayed, crucified, and rose from the dead, He appeared to Mary and His disciples. He then appeared to the people of the ancient Americas as was foretold in John 10:16. “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.”
During Jesus’s visit, the people felt the prints of the nails in His hands and feet. He prayed with them. He healed the sick and gathered children around Him and blessed them. He taught them to love each other, to partake of the sacrament (or communion), and to remember Him. Once His teachings and Church were established, He then ascended to heaven. The Book of Mormon documents this history and other inspired words of righteous followers of Jesus Christ.
No other words give greater meaning to our lives. No other teachings lead us to greater happiness. The Bible and the Book of Mormon may be separate books, but they tell the same story of the Savior Jesus Christ. See how they can change your heart.