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

Official Answer

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.

  • Latter-day Saints (Mormons) definitely believe and love the Holy Bible. It is the word of God; writings by prophets that among other things prophesizes and testifies of Jesus Christ. We believe God speaks to prophets today and as a result we recognize additional writings as Holy Scripture also. Show more

  • God has always given revelation to man through the Holy Ghost, and continues to do that today. The Book of Mormon and the Bible are both word of God, just given through different prophets. (see 2 Nephi 29:8-10) Show more

  • We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly (today there are many translations, most of which are the work of men). Currently I am rereading the Old Testament in the King James Version of the Holy Bible ... okay, I am very busy and find it hard to make time to sit and read; however, I listen to the audio version while I work on projects around the house and while I exercise. This has been absolutely fascinating! I love the historical events found therein. The life and teachings of the great prophets of old and the dealings of God with His children correlate almost too well with our day; truly a warning voice. There are many critics who attempt to discredit the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament. The Book of Mormon joins the Holy Bible as another testament that Jesus is the Christ. The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with His children in the ancient Americas while the Holy Bible is a record of His dealings with His children in and around the Holy Land. These two sacred books of scripture do not contradict each other; they strengthen each other. They help to prove that our Heavenly Father loves and concerns for all of His children. Show more

  • Absolutely. We definitely believe that the Bible is Holy Scripture and the word of God. It is a witness of Jesus Christ and his life. It teaches us how to be Christians. It shares stories and testimonies that we can relate to our own lives. Along with the Bible, we also believe the Book of Mormon to be Holy Scripture. It too is a second witness of Jesus Christ. It too teaches us to be Christians. It too shares stories and testimonies that we can relate to our own lives today. The Bible is an ancient record of people in Jerusalem and that part of the world. The Book of Mormon is an ancient record of people in the Americas. Our teachings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints come both from the Bible and the Book of Mormon as they both testify of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more

  • Yes we believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon work hand in hand to testify of God and His holy word. 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

  • 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

  • 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

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