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Gospel Living

The Bible and Book of Mormon work together.

04/30/23 | 1 min read
Here’s just one New Testament connection.

Did you know that the Savior told His disciples about the people in the Book of Mormon?

“Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold,” He explained in John 10:16. The Bible and the Book of Mormon go hand-in-hand, teaching us about the full gospel of Jesus Christ.

When is the last time you read the Book of Mormon? Here’s a special experience Katy shared with us.

“When I finally finished reading the Book of Mormon for the first time on my own, I asked Heavenly Father if it was true. I didn’t really feel anything different, but I shrugged it off.

“As time went on, though, I started getting a bit worried about not receiving an answer. I thought that eventually, I’d feel a KABLAM, and I’d just know it was true—but I never got that mind-blowing feeling. I finally reasoned that I might as well read the Book of Mormon again and see what happens. So I went back to 1 Nephi and started over.

“At that time, I was a captain on my robotics team. When I’d sit down to read my scriptures, I was often worrying about some aspect of our team. But as I read the Book of Mormon, I began to see how it applied to my problems, and I started to recognize a pattern of the Lord’s hand helping me. It was a huge faith-building experience. I really did know the Book of Mormon was true! I just hadn’t realized it before.

“Now I’m reading the Book of Mormon again. As you read it, you can come to know it’s true as well.”1

Thanks for your testimony, Katy!

Share Your Experience

Have you had a special experience with the Book of Mormon? Tell us about it at youth@ChurchofJesusChrist.org!

1. Adapted from this article in the August 2020 New Era magazine.