(Just a quick note, I discovered the blog “We talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ” a few weeks ago and it seems that Jocelyn has a theme every month where she hosts a lot of ideas from others. I am going to be basing at least two challenges a month on her theme so that you can read all the wonderful ideas and and stories that she shares to help you record your challenge answer. Click over on the Book of Mormon on the right side bar for this month!)
What makes the LDS Church different from every other Church out there? Well, there are a few things, but the one answer I’m thinking of is “The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ”.
The Challenge: Write or record your testimony of the Book of Mormon
You can record your testimony in many different ways! Write it, type it up, blog it, scrapbook it, video record yourself…really you can do so many things!
I loved this Conference talk just a few days ago from Tad R. Callister of the 70, all about the Book of Mormon. (I encourage you to listen to or watch this talk—again if you heard it already).
I loved how he points out that The Book of Mormon either comes from the devil or from God, and all you need to do is read it, you will know!
I also loved where he said that you can put an infinite amount of lines through one dot and it is open to many different interpretations. But if you have to put a line through two dots, it can be interpreted one way. And then how he compared that to many interpretations of the Bible or having two witnesses—like the Bible and The Book of Mormon, to make the message clear! No interpreting necessary!
I have read the Book of Mormon many times in my life. Each time I read it, I feel the Spirit witness to me of the truthfulness of the teachings found there. I can turn the sacred pages and find answers to my questions. When I am in need of peace, I can read the writings and find it. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that it was written for our day, and saved for our day. I know that we can become more like our Savior if we read and follow the teachings that are in it. I am very grateful for this other testament of Christ that has given me a sure knowledge of the teachings of the Gospel.
If you have never read the Book of Mormon, I encourage you to read it, ponder the teachings of it, and pray about the messages you read. (If you would like one, email me your address and I will send you one!)
Go to any of these posts to read inspiring stories about the Book of Mormon!
Now I challenge you to go record your testimony of The Book of Mormon!