Monday, August 5, 2013

What the Scriptures tell us about WHY we need the BOM

Why we need The Book of Mormon:
Ezekiel 37: 15-17
15 The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one astick, and bwriteupon it, For cJudah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and dwrite upon it, For eJoseph, the fstickof Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become aone in thine hand.

Article of Faith 1:8 We believe the aBible to be the bword of God as far as it is translated ccorrectly; we also believe the dBook of Mormon to be the word of God.

Title Page

  • Show the house of Israel what the Lord has done.
  • Know the covenants
  • Convincing that Jesus is Christ to all nations

-Most correct book- get nearer to God
-Keystone of our religion
1. Doctrines of the gospel
2. Outlines the plan of salvation
3. Tells men what they must do to gain peace

1 Nephi 13:40
1.       Establishes the truth of the Bible.
2.       Make known plain and precious truth.
3.       All kindred, tongues and people that the Lamb is the Son of the Father and Savior of the world.
4.       All men must come unto him or they cannot be saved.

2 Nephi 3:12
-          Confound false doctrine
-          Lay down of contention
-          Establish peace
-          Bring them to a knowledge of fathers
-          Bring them to a knowledge of the covenants of the Lord.

2 Nephi 25: 23, 26 and 33:10-11
-persuade our children to believe in Christ
-If you believe in Christ you will believe these words
-They are his words,
-they teach men to do good.

2 Nephi 29:7-11

  • I can speak to more than one nation
  • I can have two nations write
  • I do this to prove you
  • Bible is not all of my words.

D&C 20:8-16
-God gave Joseph Smith power to translate
-Contains fullness of gospel
-Angels confirmed it.
-Proves the scriptures are true.
-God inspires men
-God is the same yesterday today and forever

-those who receive it will have a crown of eternal life.