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Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

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Mormons believe, revere and love the Holy Bible. We see it as a powerful, important, and sacred holy record which serves as the bedrock of all Christianity. The Bible is rich in history, doctrine, stories, sermons and testimonies, all of which witness that Jesus Christ is the Divine Son of our Heavenly Father. The Bible is the word of God and came from the writings of holy men of God as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost (see 2 Peter 1:20-21). Through the same process we have additional Holy Scripture, including the Book of Mormon, which supports and exalts the Bible.

  • I think of scriptures like chocolate cake. I LOVE chocolate cake. The Bible is just half of the cake. But if I could have another half of chocolate cake, I would The Book Of Mormon is another piece of chocolate cake. Full of goodness. :) Show more

  • I personally enjoy The Bible as one of my favorite books. I know it is the word of The Lord. As I read the bible, I also tried to study where it came from. Before joining the church, I did believe that the bible was the word of God. But why? I believed in it before reading it... Well, the reason why I know, is because I ask God and He answered me. There is no other way. I wasn't there when it was translated, so how can I know? Some people just believe that it is true because everybody else says so. Heavenly Father can answer our prayers, why don't we ask Him? Show more

  • Absolutely we do. I love the Bible and feel the Spirit strongly when reading it. I especially love in the New Testament, the Saviors mortal ministry. Reading it makes me feel like I'm there watching all of His marvelous teachings. I also love the writings of Isaiah they can be very difficult to understand but through lots of study and prayer they invite the Spirit strongly. The Bible testifies of many great things that have and will come to pass. I have a strong testimony that the Bible is the Word of God. Show more

  • We definitely believe that the Bible is the Word of God! As long as it is translated correctly of course. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and his teachings and ministry. I love the Bible as much as the Book of Mormon! I love reading through the Old Testament--there is SO much history there and the stories give me strength. I ADORE the New Testament as well; Christ is the foundation of our religion and I love to read his sermons and the stories of His life and of his sacrifice and resurrection. The Book of Mormon only strengthens my testimony of the Bible and I treasure them both. Show more

  • Absolutely! The Bible is the word of God, and those people who wrote in it were inspired people. The Bible testifies that Christ came to the world to die for us. It also talks about God's dealings with the children of Israel to prepare them for the coming of Christ. Holy men were inspired by the Holy Ghost to write these things so that we can read them in our day. Similar to the Bible, the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It discusses Christ's dealings with the people in America similar to Christ's ministry in Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon was written to solidify and support the doctrines of the Bible, and to help people grow closer to Jesus Christ. Show more

  • In short, yes, WE DO! I, personally have read the Bible, all the way through, more than 50 times. I am constantly reading and studying from the Bible. I treasure the Bible and I am always finding new nuggets of knowledge. I have lived in Israel, Jordan and Egypt and visited many times. The Bible is a living book. It is the Bible that gives me confidence that there have to be modern prophets, since there was an almost continuous succession of prophets for 4,000 years. It is the Bible that becomes the standard against which to measure new revelations. It is how I determine, in many instances, if the inspirations that I receive come from the Lord or not, for I know that God does not change. He has been the same God, with the same gospel message, combined with specialized instructions for each time and circumstance, to man since the day our father, Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden. Show more

  • Yes, we do regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God. We use it daily, just as we use the Book of Mormon daily. Quite often, we use them together. The Bible was written years ago by prophets and apostles for us to use. Show more

  • We believe that the King James version is the most accurate. Detractors accuse us of not fully believing because we have said we believe "as far as it is translated correctly". I see no problem with this rider. I would not say we believe in it regardless of what mistranslations it may hold. That is accepting falsities. While detractors point the finger, they have hundreds of translations containing significant differences that they are happy to accept. If they are first telling us the KJV is devoid of mistranslation, how can they have so many different Bibles? Add to that, with hundreds of Bibles, they produce thousands of doctrines and contest one with another on what is truth. Even using the KJV alone they have thousands of religions out of it. The Book of Mormon was needed to cut swiftly through the confusion. God knew our day and provided for us. Show more

  •  Yes, Mormons do believe the Bible to be the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly. I have had an opportunity to teach early morning seminary to youth ages 14-18. It is a scripture study class and the year I taught was indepth study of the Old Testament. We know the bible holds important truths in making us become better disciples of Christ.  Show more

  • Yes. "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly." Article of Faith 8 I read it daily. It is used in church. The Bible testifies of Christ and teaches us how to come to know Him. It is sacred text. Show more

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