Author: Keith L. Brown

How the Book of Mormon Answers Questions of the Soul

The Book of Mormon, which members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church) testify is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, is a volume of scripture that is comparable to the Holy Bible. The Book of Mormon does not in any way detract from the teachings of the Bible, but in fact, the two volumes of scripture complement each other. What is taught in the pages of the Holy Bible is also taught in the Book of Mormon with added clarity to enable the diligent student of the scriptures to gain...

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Book of Mormon societies parallel Mesoamerican civilizations

After 60 years of research, John L. Sorenson is convinced that the events in the Book of Mormon took place in a much smaller area than many believe. He has explored the anthropology of Mesoamerica, which is southern Mexico and northern Central America and has found conclusive evidence to support his theories. Sorenson is a professor emeritus of anthropology at Brigham Young University where he originated the program and headed it for fourteen years. Since his retirement he has researched and written about Mesoamerican archaeology. In 1985 he published a book, “An Ancient American Setting for the Book of...

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Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon

By Rachael C. McKinnon I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I believe in Jesus Christ.  There are so many wonderful passages from the Bible that teach us about His life and His teachings.  But I am especially grateful for the Christ-centered focus of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is filled with illuminating details that further illustrate and enhance the account of the Savior’s mission set forth in the Bible.  In fact, the principle writer himself, the ancient prophet Mormon, details in the introduction that...

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What the Book of Mormon says about Grace and Works

By Rachael C. McKinnon Most Christians are aware that the concept of grace and works are beautifully detailed in the writings of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament.  What is not as widely known is how much the Book of Mormon adds to these descriptions.  Within those pages is a wealth of knowledge and steps to salvation that further illuminate what Paul was trying to teach. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fervently believe in salvation through grace and works.  The Book of Mormon states, “For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our...

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Zeniff in the Book of Mormon

By Jan Zeniff 200-187 BC The story of Zeniff in the Book of Mormon is filled with mystery, intrigue and faith. He was a peacemaker, a man of integrity who attempted to negotiate rather than use force. He learned from his mistakes and became wise in his judgments. For example, after his people suffered affliction, he recognized that they had been “slow to remember the Lord our God” and was faithful from that time forward. He not only fought battles alongside his people, he also helped to bury the dead of both sides. After he was deceived, he became...

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