Book of Mormon
Is the Book of Mormon inspired scripture from God? How Did the Book of Mormon come about?
Around 1823, a history of the ancient inhabitants of the Americas was found by inspiration from God engraved on plates of Gold. These plates were buried in a hill in Palmyra New York.
The plates contained the history of ancient prophets from the Americas. The first prophet in the Book of Mormon lived in Jerusalem 600 BC. He was commanded to leave with his family, before Jerusalem was destroyed. He and his family traveled through the wilderness to the Red Sea, built a boat, traveled over the ocean and were brought to America. Their descendants are the people of Latin America and the Native Indians of North America.
The Most Significant Event in the Book of Mormon
As Jesus was getting ready to finish His ministry in Jerusalem, He said something very important. In John 10:16, He said, "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." The "other sheep" He was talking about were the people of the Americas. After finishing His ministry in Jerusalem, He visited the people in the Americas and told them, "And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (3 Nephi 15:21).
How You Can Know if the Book of Mormon is True?
The only way to know if anything is true is to go to the source. The only way to get to the pure water in a river is to go to its source—a spring. If we want to know if something–like the Bible or Book of Mormon–is true or not, we must pray to God and ask Him. This is what is taught in the Bible in James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally." If we sincerely want to know if the Book of Mormon is true, first we have to read at least parts of it (order a free copy below), then we must pray to God and ask Him. If we ask with a sincere heart, He will answer our prayers.
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