Special Witness

    “Special Witness,” Friend, Feb. 2007, 13

    Special Witness

    From “Living by Scriptural Guidance,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 17, 18; “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 69, 71.

    Elder Russell M. Nelson

    How can I gain a testimony of the scriptures?

    Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

    • As you ponder and pray about doctrinal principles, the Holy Ghost will speak to your mind and your heart.

    • When you read the Book of Mormon, concentrate on the main figure in the book—from its first chapter to the last—the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God.

    • In your journey through life, you meet many obstacles and make some mistakes. Scriptural guidance helps you to recognize error and make the necessary correction.

    • We savor the scriptures by studying them in a spirit of delightful discovery and faithful obedience.

    • The Book of Mormon can help with personal problems in a very real way. Do you want to get rid of a bad habit? Do you want to improve relationships in your family? Do you want to increase your spiritual capacity? Read the Book of Mormon!

    • Each individual who prayerfully studies the Book of Mormon can receive a testimony of its divinity.

    Photograph by Christina Smith, posed by models