Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Miracle of the Book of Mormon

The Translation of the Book of Mormon was a miracle. From the scribe, Oliver Cowdery; “These were days never to be forgotten—to sit under the sound of a voice dictated by the inspiration of heaven, awakened the utmost gratitude of this bosom! Day after day I continued, uninterrupted, to write from his mouth, as he translated with the Urim and Thummim, or, as the Nephites would have said, ‘Interpreters,’ the history or record called ‘The Book of Mormon.’ (JSH 1:75 available at

The Book of Mormon isn't merely an interesting read, or an intellectual marvel, though it does fit those descriptions.  It is the word of God, given to prophets and translated by the Gift and Power of God.  It contains parts of Christ's Gospel that were lost from Biblical times.  It is the fulfillment of prophecies about the Latter Days.  

President Ezra Taft Benson said the Book of Mormon is for us, in our day.  May we read it, ponder its words, and with the Bible, be enriched by the Word of God.  It's translation was a miracle, its being with us a marvel, and its words the words of life. 

Read the promise of the Book of Mormon Online here and pray about it or request a free copy at

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