The Book of Mormon: An Apostle's Introduction

The Book of Mormon: An Apostle's Introduction
The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Like the Bible it is holy scripture. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, and contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. The book was written by many ancient prophets through the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon.

The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after his resurrection. It puts forth the doctrines of the gospel, outlines the plan of salvation, and tells men and women what they must do to gain peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come.

In due course, the plates were delivered to Joseph Smith who translated them by the gift and power of God. The record is now published in many languages as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, and that all who will come unto Him, and obey the laws and ordinances of His gospel, may be saved.

We invite all men and women everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith, will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost.