Why do we read the Book of Mormon?
A central purpose of the Book of Mormon is to convince all people that Jesus is the Christ (see title page of the Book of Mormon). It testifies of Christ by affirming the reality of His life, mission, and power. It teaches true doctrine concerning Christ’s Atonement—the foundation for the plan of salvation.
What happens when you read the Book of Mormon?
Compared to the Bible, the Book of Mormon gives a greater view of Jesus Christ and his atonement. More importantly, we know that those who read the Book of Mormon with an open, seeking mind are candidates to receive their own confirming revelation from God about the truthfulness and reality of his latter-day work.
What are the Mormon scriptures?
Mormon Scriptures. Because Mormons believe that God still speaks to humanity, they believe in an open canon of scripture. The body of Mormon scripture, then, is always growing. However, Mormons do have certain core, canonized books in their faith. These are the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
Do Mormons study the Bible?
Some people outside the Mormon Church erroneously think that Mormons only read their own “Mormon Bible,” or the Book of Mormon. Mormons read and study the Bible on a consistent basis. The course of study for Mormon Gospel Doctrine classes on Sundays lasts four years and rotates through the scriptures, then begins again.
What is the Mormon version of the Bible?
English-speaking members of the Mormon Church typically use the King James Version of the Bible. Mormons understand that the Bible underwent innumerable alterations during the first two centuries of its existence, but they believe that, as far as it is translated correctly, the Bible contains the word of God.
What is the title page of the Book of Mormon?
According to the title page, the Book of Mormon is addressed to Lamanites , Jews, and gentiles and is designed to inform Lamanites of promises made to their forebears and to convince “Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.”.