Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2017, January 18

Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants: “Why Didn’t Joseph Smith Preach the Book of Mormon??” by grego

Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants: “Why Didn’t Joseph Smith Preach the Book of Mormon??” by grego

I always wondered about that. President Smith rarely preached from the Book of Mormon, and sometimes about principle found in the Bible, but often things mentioned in the Bible that others misunderstood.

Here is something I saw:
DC 5:9 Behold, verily I say unto you, I have reserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations;
10 But this generation shall have my word through you;
11 And in addition to your testimony, the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things, and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you.

Though it’s not really clear, I wonder if it means that the things entrusted were the plates/ Book of Mormon, which were to be used more later, but the beginning was to be Joseph Smith preaching through much direct revelation and bearing testimony (his testimony was never included in the Book of Mormon, though that of the three was).


  1. I’m not sure that I understand your question-statement.

    It has been my understanding that Joseph Smith was ALWAYS an avid missionary for the Book of Mormon. He quoted from it daily (if not hourly)! In just the first few Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants it is shown that he constantly used the Book of Mormon as the corner stone of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See Sec 1:29; 19:26; 20:8; 24:1; 27:5… For instance,

    D&C 26:
    1. Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Lord, your God, and your Redeemer, whose word is quick and powerful.
    5. Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;

    Here, the Prophet is declaring that he is transcribing the words of the Savior. And the Savior is testifying that the Book of Mormon was given to us BY HIM (Christ) to give us the fulness of the gospel.

    If you need more help in learn HOW AND WHERE the Prophet taught directly from, about, and concerning Christ giving us the Book of Mormon, please let me know. I can provide an “never ending proof” that the Prophet had “never ending testimony” of the Book of Mormon.

    Comment by Edward C Noonan — 2017, January 18 @ 4:09 pm

  2. Oh yes, the Book of Mormon was used for missionary work/ conversion. But he preached very few sermons (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, or the church manual) containing Book of Mormon content.

    Comment by grego — 2017, January 21 @ 3:11 am

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