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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book of Mormon

                The Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ – has the power to change lives.  It changed my life, and it has changed the lives of millions of other people.  If you are interested in learning where you came from, why you are on earth, and/or where your spirit will go upon the death of your body, I suggest that you obtain a Book of Mormon and learn the answers to those and other questions.  You can find a Book of Mormon in many libraries, get one free from any missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or purchase them on Amazon or in many other book stores.  You can even find it online here.  You can recognize the missionaries by looking for young men with trim haircuts and dressed in dark suits, white shirts and ties.  They wear name tags so you can know for sure they are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ.

                Here is a link to an article about Alfred R. Young, a man who survived life in a Japanese POW camp during World War II.  The article not only tells his story during the war, but it also tells the story of how he found the Book of Mormon.  This is how he felt about the Book of Mormon:  “If what I went through was the only way I could receive the Book of Mormon, I would do it all again – even knowing beforehand what I would have to endure – just to have that book.”

                This site has numerous other testimonials of how the Book of Mormon changes people’s lives.  I encourage you to read the Book of Mormon and follow the promise located in the last chapter of the book.  Moroni was a prophet in ancient America and hid his record written on gold plates in a mountain before his death.  These words are among his last.

                “And I seal up these records, after I have spoken a few words by way of exhortation unto you.
                “Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in our hearts.
                “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

                “And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things” (Moroni 10:2-5). 

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