Sunday, November 15, 2009

Safety for the Soul

In the last session of the most recent General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles gave a powerful testimony of the Book of Mormon. His talk, entitled "Safety for the Soul," is a strong witness and personal testimony from an apostle of Jesus Christ that the Book of Mormon is true and is key in helping us overcome the troubles and trials we experience in these latter days. I encourage each of you to listen to Elder Holland give this talk; it is found toward the bottom of the page in the Sunday Afternoon session.

As not to detract from the words of Elder Holland I wish to share only one sentence from this article. Elder Holland says:

I testify that one cannot come to full faith in this latter-day work—and thereby find the fullest measure of peace and comfort in these, our times—until he or she embraces the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it testifies.

I add my testimony of the truthfulness of both the Book of Mormon and the words of the apostle Elder Holland. The Book of Mormon is absolutely true and not just that, it contains the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and therefore one who reads and applies the teachings will find the fullest measure of peace and comfort. I have tried and tested it's teachings and the spirit I feel when I study it's pages and there is not a doubt in my mind that the Book of Mormon is the word of God as spoken by His prophets. The challenge is open to everyone to read the Book of Mormon, ponder the teachings contained therein, and ask God Himself if the Book of Mormon is true (see Moroni 10:3-5.)