Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Word of God

Life is full of things that make you think and things that tend to get just too out of hand. That is why I'm grateful for what we know as the Articles of Faith. These are simple, yet profound statements that clear up any confusion, doubt, or fear! But the one that has hit me as of late and is of utmost importance to the world today is the 8th Article of Faith which reads:

   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.

There ya go... Simply put and no room for argument, well there is if you want there to be. However, if you read this with a Sincere Heart, you will know for yourself that it is true.
    Let us put it this way. There is a question that has been bothering you for sometime now, but you cant seem to find that one answer that you're looking for. You ask your dad and he gives you an answer. So now you have an answer, however, you still may not understand what it is you are supposed to do. So then you go to your mother. She then explains it again like your father did. Now we're talking! You have an answer and you know what you are to do! Now you can solve the problem or the question that you had! Now as the 8th Article of Faith says we believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God.  That is the exact reason that the Book of Mormon was given to us to help us clear things up that we may not understand from the Bible. It is not replacing it at all, just supporting and expounding upon things that are misunderstood. Lets add a scripture here:

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three awitnesses every word may be established.

And that is exactly what our Heavenly Father has done. He has taken his wonderful Gospel into the world by more than just one witness. He has provided several, those being the Bible and Book of Mormon and even the words of living prophets. I know that with these divine witnesses that we have we can come to know our Savior and Heavenly Father more and we can come to an understanding of Heavenly Father's plan for us. Yes it's that simple!!!! Go ahead Order a Copy of the Book of Mormon and come to know for yourself the truth of this book.

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing how these 2 books support one another so perfectly. With them together, one can't help but know that Jesus is the Christ. Great post Elder Jones!