Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Testimony of the Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a very special book to me. It was by the Book of Mormon that not only did I realize for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true, but I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet, the Priesthood of God was restored to the Earth, and that the full and pure teachings of the Savior were once again restored to all mankind. This book is true. You can know for yourself! Don't take any one's word for it, but by sincerely studying and praying to know of it's truthfulness, you WILL get an answer from the Holy Ghost that this account is real. I love studying from the Book of Mormon and the Bible together. Everything makes sense! Read, ask questions, pray about it! I testify that the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any other book and can get us closer to our Savior than by anything else.

I will admit, I was kind of sceptical at first when I read the promise at the end of the Book of Mormon written by the last prophet Moroni. He gives a powerful promise to anyone who will read the Book of Mormon saying,

" 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."

I had finished the Book of Mormon and desperately wanted to know if it was really true. I had grown up with this faith...was it just my parent's, or mine as well? After finishing the Book, I set it down next to my bed and I knew what I needed to do next. I was afraid to pray! What if I didn't get an answer!?! What if all the things I believed were false!?! However, I knew that the only way to find out for myself was to take the advice of Moroni and to pray. I knelt down at the edge of my bed, and I began to offer a simple, sincere prayer to my Heavenly Father. I told Him that I wanted to know if this book was really true and if the faith of my fathers was real. An overwhelming peace came over me. Usually I have thoughts rushing in and out of my head, things from the day, people I need to visit, stuff I need to get done; but for one incredible moment, there was NOTHING in my head, just peace. I knew that was my answer. I felt completely content with life, everything was going to be ok, and I KNEW that the Book of Mormon was true.

Everyone receives answers differently. I know some who felt a blanket of warmth sweep over them as they prayed, some felt joyful, some feel inspired. There are so many ways to feel the spirit. However, Heavenly Father knows us perfectly, and will give us the answer that we need in His own due time. My prayer about the Book of Mormon was not the first time that I had prayed about it. It took time. It took effort, but most of all, it took faith that an answer would come. And it will! If you don't know for yourself if the Book of Mormon is true, then I give you the same invitation as Moroni. Read it! Study it! Ask questions! Then turn to the source of all wisdom and ask God if it's true. This book has changed my life, and I know that it will change yours if you let it.


  1. It is so true. The Book of Mormon has changed me in so many different ways, and continues to do so every day of my life. It has such power, and invites the spirit into my life even at my darkest times!

    I repeat "This book has changed my life, and I know that it will change yours if you let it. "

  2. Wow, what a great blog. Hey I didn't know you had a blog....I should print these things out and put in your book at home. The Book of Mormon is true and I love to read it. Nothing brings the spirit as quickly as reading the scriptures. Love, Mom