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How has The Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?

  • The Book of Mormon has been a blessing in my life. My day is so much better when I read each day. I know that the things in the Book of Mormon are true. It has helped me understand my purpose of life by preaching what we should do and our purpose here on Earth. Once we know our purpose we should know what to do with our life. It is a huge blessing. I hope that others can learn more about the Book of Mormon because I know that it will bless their lives. Show more

  • The Book of Mormon, is a secular, historical, and religious record of a people who left Jerusalem 600 BC, and immigrated to the Americas to establish a civilization, where they could worship God in peace. It records the religious dealings of these people with the Savior, their righteous as well as unrighteous acts, and the ultimate failure of their society due to unrighteousness. It records the visit of Jesus Christ to the righteous people here, after His resurrection, and the establishment of His Church and gospel. This record teaches the same gospel of Jesus Christ that He personally taught in Jerusalem, and is a second witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world. I know that it is true. I have read this record many times, and it teaches the same truths found in the Bible, and is does in fact witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God and came to earth to bless all mankind, both east and west, by establishing his church and His gospel, and outlining a way that we each can prepare to return to Him and our Father. It is true and I invite you to read it and test it for yourself. Show more

  • It has helped me know the full plan of salvation clearly. I know how I must live and why I must keep the commandments. It is like a road map that provides details that were left out or lost from the Bible. The Bible and Book of Mormon together provide the complete instruction manual whereby one can be directed and kept on the path to Eternal Life. I understand that my purpose on earth is to prepare to meet God someday and be worthy to live with Him, to learn all I can, to be tried and tested to prove my faith in Jesus Christ, to experience pain and sorrow and happiness in order to grow and appreciate blessings, to gain a body for my spirit, to be obedient in keeping commandments, to love and teach others the gospel, and serve all of God's children. Show more

  • I know where I came from before birth. I know where I am now. I know where I want to go after this life is over. The Book of Mormon answers all of these statements. It contains the full Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more

  • The Book of Mormon has helped me to come to know my Savior Jesus Christ more personally. It helps me understand why I'm here and what I need to do to be able to live with God one day. It inspires me to be better. Any time I read the book of Mormon I want to be more like Christ. I want to better serve Him and his children. Show more

  • The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ over and over again and makes the mission and life of my Savior understandable and meaningful. I have read it over and over again and each time it's new and fresh. It has layers and layers of teaching that penetrate my heart and my mind. Show more

  • If there's a question- the Book of Mormon has an answer. Anytime I'm not happy my first go to is prayer followed by opening up the Book of Mormon. I can always find peace when I read it. Heavenly Father gives us answers through the Holy Ghost as we read and ponder His word. Sometimes what I read has nothing to do with the answer I'm looking for but somehow I almost always come away from my studies and know what it is that I need to do. Show more

  • There is a verse in the Book of Mormon that says, "...man is that he might have joy." (2 Nephi 2:25) The Book of Mormon is the story of how those that come to Christ find joy and those that ignore or reject Christ don't find the happiness that God intends. I love the fact that the Book of Mormon is about real people like you and me and about their families and again the underlying message is that in the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Savior's redeeming sacrifice is peace and joy. Any thing else keeps us from our true potential and from a fullness of peace and joy. Show more

  • The Book of Mormon has been a solid foundation to me. I've been reading it ever since I can remember-when I finish once I just start again- and I hope I always will. It's one of those things that's so clear and deep on so many levels. It teaches us to love and serve God, as well as our fellow brothers and sisters. That's good, but a lot of books will tell you to be a good person, and I could go on about how this one is special, but I'd rather focus on the only thing I really know. This book has worked for the better in me. The more I read it, the more joy I have in life, the more at peace I am with myself, and the more I can think clearly. Truly, this is an amazing book. I once came to the point in my life where I didn't know what was real and what was a lie. I think we've all been there. And I don't know why, maybe I'm a good devil's advocate or something, but I could not make up my mind whether I should stick with religion or not. I didn't go ask anyone, I knew what they would say, and guys never ask for help, right? ironic. well I had to ask, so I asked God, and I came to feel his love. And ever since then, I've know it's true because of things like the Book of Mormon, and little things that let me feel the love of my God. So that's what the Book of Mormon has done for me. I'd actually go so far as to say it's like my window into the mysteries of heaven. I try not to take it for granted. You should read it too. Show more

  • Many times throughout the book of mormon, the ancient prophets testify of the divinity of christ and the purpose for the atonement that he performed. Most explicitly found in Alma 34, the purpose of life becomes incredibly evident. But even earlier, for instance Nephi's father, Lehi gives his some of his final counsels to his youngest son, Jacob in 2 Nephi 2; where he testifies of the need for Christ and the need for salvation in this life. Later still in the Book of Mormon, we can see the teachings of ancient missionaries, like Ammon in Alma 18, where he teaches King Lamoni about the Creation of this world, the fall of Adam and Eve and about God's dealings with man until the current day, and especially the necessity of salvation in this life. Most of all, I've come to an understanding of the purpose of this life by carefully studying the words within the Book of Mormon, I know that they are inspired words written by ancient prophets who have seen the necessity of continued revelation. The Book of Mormon has provided me with not only the explanation as to why this life is necessary, but the love God has shown us by sending us here to live through this life. I know that the purpose of this life is to prepare to meet god, (Alma 34:32), that he has given us a chance to grow and discover the difference between good and evil for ourselves, to know joy from misery and to understand the necessity of Jesus Christ's atonement for ourselves, and to apply the glorious, freeing merits that come through it. Show more

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