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Mormon Bible: The veil is not far

The following article was written by an anonymous student currently attending Brigham Young University. BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts,...

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Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Remembering Jesus Christ‏

As a college student at BYU, I have noticed that the power and confidence that I need to make every day decisions comes through trying to live a life centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ. This message is everywhere—in every volume of scripture. When hardships or trials come, the source of power that is needed to cope with them comes through remembering the Savior Jesus Christ. These lessons are described throughout...

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Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is known as another testament of Jesus Christ, namely, an account of His dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the American continent. Mormons believe the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the gospel of Christ, and reveals, clarifies, and upholds a number of doctrines and stories in the Bible.  (For instance, some scholars question the stories of Jonah and Job, calling them allegorical.  When Christ visited...

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Bible

English-speaking members of the Mormon Church typically use the King James Version of the Bible.  Mormons understand that the Bible underwent innumerable alterations during the first two centuries of its existence, but they believe that, as far as it is translated correctly, the Bible contains the word of God. Each member should study the Old and New Testament and pray to know the truth of the records contained therein. The word Bible...

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Translation Book Of Mormon

The exact process by which the Book of Mormon was translated is known only to Joseph Smith.  He described it as through the “gift and power of God,” and attributed the Urim and Thummim as a vehicle for translation.  From contemporary accounts of others, including his wife, Emma, Oliver Cowdery, and Martin Harris, all whom acted as scribes during the translation, it is possible to piece together some idea of the process. Joseph Smith...

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Seer Translation

The Book of Mormon is a translated document, originally written in a language which Joseph Smith Jr. described as Hebrew, written in “Reformed Egyptian” characters.  As Joseph Smith was not well educated, even in English, how was he able to translate it?  The Lord provided him with seer stones, also called the Urim and Thummim. They are described as “instruments prepared by God to assist man in obtaining revelation and in...

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