How can I explain to my friends why we need the Book of Mormon?
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    “How can I explain to my friends why we need the Book of Mormon?” Liahona, February 2020

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    How can I explain to my friends why we need the Book of Mormon?

    giving a Book of Mormon

    We believe that the Book of Mormon was prepared by the Lord for our day and is necessary for us. Here are a few reasons why (as explained by President Russell M. Nelson):

    • It contains the answers to life’s most compelling questions.

    • It teaches the doctrine of Christ.

    • It expands and clarifies many of the “plain and precious” truths from the Bible that were lost (see 1 Nephi 13:29–33).

    • It provides the fullest and most authoritative understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ to be found anywhere.

    • It teaches us about the gathering of scattered Israel.

    • It exposes the tactics of the adversary (see 2 Nephi 26–33).

    • It dispels false religious traditions.

    • It abolishes forever the false concepts that revelation ended with the Bible and that the heavens are sealed today.

    (From Russell M. Nelson, “The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It?” Liahona, Nov. 2017, 62).