Counsel From The Holy Scriptures

is to study for the Salvation of Zion

"Therefore, verily I say unto you, My friends, Call your solemn assembly, as I have commanded you; and as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning even by study, and also by faith." D.C. 85:36a

"...and study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues, and people."  D.&.C. 87:5b

"And verily I say unto you, that it is My will that you should hasten to translate My Scriptures, and to obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of  laws of God and man, and all this for the salvation of Zion, Amen." D.&C. 90:12



Divinity of the Book of Mormon
by Joseph Smith III

"and I have often wondered that individuals not represented in the church have been made to understand that the Book of Mormon is of divine origin; that in itself it contains the evidence of its truthfulness; and its historical statements and the revelations in the book were certainly true.  I may confess before you without any hesitancy that I have a clearer testimony of the divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon than I have of the Bible, because I have heard a voice from on high stating distinctly as one man would speak unto another, "The Book of Mormon is of divine origin."  (Excerpt from Book of Sermons, printed in the Saints' Herald, p. 341)

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