Archive for the ‘Book of Mormon’ Category

Michael R. Ash, “Some Mormons may not understand Josephs translation process” mormontimes.com, Nov. 30, 2009

Michael R. Ash

Michael R. Ash

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Safety for the Soul

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Jeffrey R. Holland, “Safety for the Soul” lds.org

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


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Michael De Groote, “Joseph Smith becoming the seer stone” Deseret News, Aug. 30, 2009

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Richard Neitzel Holzapfel was amazed at how often Joseph Smith was identified as “the Seer” in John Whitmer’s record of the early history of the LDS Church. Whitmer wrote the record from 1831 to 1838. Holzapfel read the book to prepare for a class he was teaching at BYU’s Campus Education Week.

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The Keystone of our Religion

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James E. Faust, “The Keystone of our Religion” Ensign, Jan. 2004, 2-6,

James E. Faust

James E. Faust

After many years, I still remember holding in my hand my mother’s copy of her favorite book. It was a timeworn copy of the Book of Mormon. Almost every page was marked. In spite of tender handling, some of the leaves were dog-eared and the cover was worn thin. No one had to tell her that she could get closer to God by reading the Book of Mormon than by any other book. She was already there. She had read it, studied it, prayed over it, and taught from it. As a young man I held her book in my hands and tried to see, through her eyes, the great truths of the Book of Mormon to which she so readily testified and which she so greatly loved.

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Tangible Evidence

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Craig C. Christensen, “A Book with a Promise,” Ensign, May 2008, 107

“The Book of Mormon is tangible evidence that Joseph Smith was chosen by the hand of the Lord to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth in these latter days. As stated in the introduction to the Book of Mormon, ‘Those who gain [a] divine witness from the Holy Spirit [of the divinity of the Book of Mormon] will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom once again established on the earth.’ ”