Lessons from the Book of Mormon as taught by S.J. Hollist, in
“Lesson 44: Moroni and the Book of Mormon Promise,” Primary 4: Book of Mormon, (1997),156
Moroni promises that we can gain a personal testimony of the Book of Mormon and learn "how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men" (Moroni 10:3
) as we study it and live its teachings throughout their lives. A testimony of the Book of Mormon comes by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Read Moroni 10
and Joseph Smith—History 1:30–35, 59–60
. Also see Mormon 8:1–4, 16
, the title page
of the Book of Mormon, and the eighth article of faith
Moroni wanted us to "remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men" (Moroni 10:3
Moroni said we should "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ" to find out if the Book of Mormon is true (Moroni 10:4
The "power of the Holy Ghost" can help you know the Book of Mormon is true (Moroni 10:5
Moroni’s promise to us is that we can gain a personal testimony as to the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon if "ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith" (Moroni 10:4
How can we recognize the power of the Holy Ghost when he is testifying to us that the Book of Mormon is true? The Lord prompts us most often through our feelings. The Holy Ghost often gives us a feeling of peace that something is right and good. It may be a warm feeling inside us.
The most important thing you can learn from studying the Book of Mormon is that Jesus is the Christ. (See the title page
of the Book of Mormon).
Moroni said the the Book of Mormon "shall be brought out of the earth, and it shall shine forth out of darkness, and come unto the knowledge of the people; and it shall be done by the power of God" (Mormon 8:16
The Prophet Joseph Smith received the gold plates from out of the earth were Moroni buried them, and translated them into the Book of Mormon.
Now that the work of the Book of Mormon prophets and the Prophet Joseph Smith has been completed, our responsibility is to study it, gain a testimony of it, live its teachings, and share our testimony with others.
When we gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon
, we also gain a testimony that: Jesus is the Christ
; Joseph Smith
is a prophet of God; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
is the true church of God.
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