Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, March 25

“How Does the Book of Mormon Bring One Closer to God?” by grego

“How Does the Book of Mormon Bring One Closer to God?”
by grego

Joseph Smith said, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.194).

I have wondered especially about that last part. A while ago, the thought came to me about how this was true, and how this book differed even from the Bible in this respect.

It began by asking, “What precepts lead one closer to God?”

Faith. Repentance. The Holy Spirit. Gifts of the Spirit. Prayer. Fasting. Scriptures. Revelation. Service. Covenants. The Book of Mormon has them all, and most of them are presented quite clearly, too. It is much easier to understand than the Bible and harder to take occasion with (take a look at all the different takes on and problems with understanding the Bible).

The Book of Mormon teaches one to draw closer to God especially through the use of vignettes where people meet problems with prayer and fasting, receive revelations and answers, decide and act—and the results are pretty clear.

Wouldn’t that bring one closer to God?


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