Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A dictionary defines the noun witness as an “attestation of a fact or event: [a] testimony.” The term witness bears special significance when applied to the word of God. In the Bible we read this important declaration: “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”1 This assures God’s children that divine doctrines are confirmed by more than one scriptural witness. (Scriptural Witnesses)
For centuries the Bible stood alone as the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth now,at its side stands a second and powerful witness to lead mankind to the Lord.
The hand of the Lord was in its making. But it now does not stand alone. There is another witness of the significant and important truths found therein. President Gordon B. Hinckley
The primary evidence for the authenticity or truth of the Book of Mormon comes from God. As promised in the Book of Mormon, anyone can know of its truth by reading it and asking God with a sincere heart and with real intent to know that it is true (see Moroni 10:3–5).
The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both witnesses of Jesus Christ. They teach that He is the Son of God, that He lived an exemplary life, that He atoned for all mankind, that He died upon the cross and rose again as the resurrected Lord. They teach that He is the Savior of the world.
Scriptural witnesses authenticate each other. This concept was explained long ago when a prophet wrote that the Book of Mormon was “written for the intent that ye may believe [the Bible]; and if ye believe [the Bible] ye will believe [the Book of Mormon] also.”2 Each book refers to the other. Each book stands as evidence that God lives and speaks to His children by revelation to His prophets.3
Love for the Book of Mormon expands one’s love for the Bible and vice versa. Scriptures of the Restoration do not compete with the Bible; they complement the Bible. We are indebted to martyrs who gave their lives so that we could have the Bible. It establishes the everlasting nature of the gospel and of the plan of happiness. The Book of Mormon restores and underscores biblical doctrines such as tithing,4 the temple,5 the Sabbath day,6 and the priesthood.7
An angel proclaimed that the Book of Mormon8 shall establish the truth of the Bible.9 He also revealed that writings in the Bible available in our day are not as complete as they were when originally written by prophets and apostles.10 He declared that the Book of Mormon shall restore plain and precious things taken away from the Bible.11
How do I know of this things?
I have read and ask the Father in the name of Christ and knowing that I will receive an answer from Him.12
the Lord has revealed more scriptures to us to read and know that He lives and care!
And have a great understanding of the Gospel to receive Salvation through His son Jesus Christ.
I know that God lives, that Jesus Is the very Christ and Atone for my mistake.
because of that I share with you...