The Message of the Book of Mormon

Why is this book so important?

Posted by Allyson Irwin on February 6, 2019

Main teachings of the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It goes hand in hand with the teachings of the bible. The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to teach us about Jesus Christ and his teachings. The Book of Mormon is the story of a family who flees Jerusalem and goes to the Americas because they are commanded by God.

The Book of Mormon teaches principles like faith, love, and prayer. The Doctrine of Christ, taught in the bible and in the Book of Mormon, is a set of principles that teach how to return to God. The Book of Mormon clarifies that we need to have faith in Jesus Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized by immersion, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and follow the commandments until the end.

The Bible and the Book or Mormon

The Bible and the Book of Mormon are two books of scripture that go hand in hand. The Book of Mormon testifies of the Bible and explains the need for the JST.1

The Bible takes place in the Middle East with places like Jerusalem, Judea, and Galilee. It covers the Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. Meanwhile, the Book of Mormon takes place in the Western Hemisphere. Although it is not known exactly where it takes place, stories from the Book of Mormon take palce in the Americas.

By studying both of these monumental works given through the Prophet Joseph Smith, one can more greatly understand the Lord’s plan for each one of His children and gain greater faith in the mission and divinity of Jesus Christ.2

Christ Christ visiting the eastern and western hemisphere

Study Tips suggests 5 ways to improve your study of the Book of Mormon:

  1. Begin your study with prayer
  2. Consider studying by topic
  3. Read with someone else
  4. Read or listen to the Book of Mormon online
  5. Write down what you learn

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