"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.”
PRINCIPLE: GOD SPEAKS TO HIS CHILDREN TO SHOW LOVE THROUGH THE GUIDANCE OF THE SCRIPTURES.
APPLICATION: THERE IS AN RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THE GIFT OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE RECENTLY AS A RESULT OF YOUR BELIEF IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE SCRIPTURES?
(EXAMPLE: I RECENTLY HELPED MY NEIGHBOR WITH THEIR YARD PROJECT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT “WHEN YE ARE IN THE SERVICE OF YOUR FELLOW BEINGS, YE ARE ONLY IN THE SERVICE OF YOUR GOD.”)
We believe in The Holy Bible
The Miracle of the Holy Bible by M. Russell Ballard
“It is a miracle that we have the Bible’s powerful doctrine, principles, poetry, and stories. But most of all, it is a wonderful miracle that we have the account of the life, ministry, and words of Jesus, which was protected through the Dark Ages and through the conflicts of countless generations so that we may have it today.
“It is a miracle that the Bible literally contains within its pages the converting, healing Spirit of Christ, which has turned men’s hearts for centuries, leading them to pray, to choose right paths, and to search to find their Savior.
“Honest, diligent study of the Bible does make us better and better.
“How grateful we should be for the Holy Bible. In it we learn not only of the life and teachings and doctrines of Christ, we learn of His Church and of His priesthood and of the organization which He established and named the Church of Jesus Christ in those former days. We believe in that Church, and we believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that same Church, restored to earth, complete, with the same organization and the same priesthood.
“Without the Bible, we would not know of His Church then, nor would we have the fulness of His gospel now.
“I love the Bible, its teachings, its lessons, and its spirit.
“You young people especially, do not discount or devalue the Holy Bible. It is the sacred, holy record of the Lord’s life. The Bible contains hundreds of pages more than all of our other scripture combined. It is the bedrock of all Christianity. We do not criticize or belittle anyone’s beliefs. Our great responsibility as Christians is to share all that God has revealed with all of His sons and daughters.”
We have the Bible and can show our gratitude for it by studying and living the teachings of the Bible!
We believe in The Book of Mormon
A New Witness for Christ by Ezra Taft Benson
“We do not have to prove the Book of Mormon is true. The book is its own proof. All we need to do is read it and declare it! The Book of Mormon is not on trial—the people of the world, including the members of the Church, are on trial as to what they will do with this second witness for Christ.
“I testify that the Book of Mormon is the word of God; and therefore Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith is a prophet, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, with its authorized servants to perform the ordinances of salvation today,”
We are now on trial for how we use and learn from the scriptures. Taking the time to learn, understand, and apply the scriptures has a significant impact on your life now and for eternity.
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