Monday, May 23, 2011

Book of Mormon stories that my teacher told to me

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons. Each Sunday, I discuss some things related to my faith and what I believe. Regardless of your own beliefs, I hope this gives you a chance to get to know me and my religion a little better. For previous installments, click here.

8We believe the aBible to be the bword of God as far as it is translated ccorrectly; we also believe the dBook of Mormon to be the word of God. (Articles of Faith 1:8)

The Book of Mormon is not a replacement for the Bible. Instead, we believe they work hand in hand to testify of the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus Christ. While the Bible was written by prophets in the Middle East, we believe The Book of Mormon was written by prophets in the Americas who lived at the same time. 

For a much more in depth explanation of the history, purpose, and message about The Book of Mormon, please click here. To read it online, click here.

As for me, I have felt blessed and guided in my life as I read and study the words and messages found in its pages. I feel connected both with the people who wrote and lived at the time of Christ and with my fellow members of my church and even God by acting on the things I have learned. It truly is the keystone of our religion and written for our times. I am so grateful to have it. If you are at all curious about what we believe, fundamentally, I encourage you to read it and decide the truthfulness of its content for yourselves. 

As always, if there are any questions you have or topics you want me to cover here, please ask!


Emily said...

Do you have any book recs that are not too intellectual and in modern language. Basically something easy to read. I have the Book of Mormon but it's not easy for me to read. Maybe a young adult type book?

I want to learn more, but all the books I pick out are way over my head.

LeAnn said...

I love that you share your testimony of principles of the gospel each week. You are a great blog missionary.
Thanks, and blessings to you!

Giggles said...

One thing I love about the book is how it is always applicable to my life. When I was studying education I found so many examples of lesson plans. When I was single I found a lot of stuff about how you are never alone with God. I can't wait to find out how it applies to what comes next in my life because I know it will.