2009
A Book of Truths
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“A Book of Truths,” Ensign, Jan. 2009, 14

A Book of Truths

Elder Richard G. Scott

“Try reading the Book of Mormon because you want to, not because you have to. Discover for yourself that it is true. As you read each page ask, ‘Could any man have written this book or did it come as Joseph Smith testified?’ Apply the teachings you learn. They will fortify you against the evil of Satan. Follow Moroni’s counsel. Sincerely ask God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, with real intent, if the teachings of the Book of Mormon are true (see Moroni 10:3–5). Ask with a desire to receive a confirmation personally, nothing doubting. There has to be an explanation of that book you can hold in your hand. I know that you can receive a spiritual confirmation that it is true. You will then know that Jesus Christ lives, that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s Church. … You will confirm that the Savior guides His Church through a living prophet. These truths will become a foundation for your productive life” (“Realize Your Full Potential,” Ensign, Nov. 2003, 42–43).