Mormon Beliefs: The Book of Mormon Begins

The Book of Mormon: Revelation is the way God communicates with man.

I always anticipated that the Savior’s Church would include an open cannon–that He hadn’t stopped speaking to us. Would we stop speaking to our children because time has passed or they’ve grown older, as loving parents? How much less would a perfect divine Heavenly Parent absence Himself from our lives. The notion that God doesn’t speak to us anymore is a great lie to keep us from knowing Him and feeling Him near, now, when we need Him most.

Book of MormonChapter Two: 1 Nephi 1-5

1I, Nephi, having been of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.

2Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians.

3And I know that the record which I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.

Opening  and studying the pages of The Book of Mormon for the first time, I found intellectually and spiritually, that this book contained His words to His other children, which He referenced in John–His other sheep who would hear His voice.  Read on, and learn from this introduction to The Book of Mormon and the first few chapters.  Names may sound differently to you at first, as they represent those of ancient American prophets and individuals who lived in America earlier–tellers of their account and the Savior’s visit to them.

Continue your study of the Book of Mormon by reading about Knowing God and Knowing Truth.