Latter Day Prophets and Apostles

Testifies of The Book of Mormon

Here you can read modern prophets and apostles testify of the Book of Mormon. You can read more about the living prophet and president, the twelve apostles and other Church leaders here.

President Spencer W. Kimball

Spencer W. Kimball (1895-1985). "It is not the [Book of Mormon's] dramatic crises, its history, its narrative that are so important, but its power to transform men into Christlike beings worthy of exaltation. It is the word of God. It is a powerful second witness of Christ. And, certainly, all true believers who love the Redeemer wil welcome additional evidence of his divinity." ("Conference Report," April 1963, 67)

President Brigham young

Brigham Young (1801-1877). "When the Book of Mormon was first printed, it came to my hands in two or three weeks afterwards. � I examined the matter studiously for two years before I made up my mind to receive that book. I knew it was true, as well as I knew that I could see with my eyes, or feel by the touch of my fingers, or be sensible of the demonstration of any sense. Had not this been the case, I never would have embraced it to this day .. The Lord has been operating for centuries to prepare the way for the coming forth of the contents of that Book from the bowels of the earth, to be published to the world, to show to the inhabitants thereof that he still lives, and that he will, in the latter days, gather his elect from the four corners of the earth." ("Discourses of Brigham Young," selected by John A. Widtsoe, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1954)

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985). "The Book of Mormon is a definitive, all-embracing, comprehensive account. Our scripture says it contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel .. There is another .. test that all who seek to know the truth might well take. It calls for us simply to read, ponder, and pray-- all in the spirit of faith and with an open mind. To keep ourselves alert to the issues at hand--as we do read, ponder, and pray-- we should ask ourselves a thousand times, "Could any man have written this book?" And it is absolutely guaranteed that sometime between the first and thousandth time this question is asked, every sincere and genuine truth seeker will come to know by the power of the Spirit that the Book of Mormon i true, that it is the mind and will and voice of the Lord to the whole world in our day." ("Ensign"13, Nov. 1983, 73-74)

Elder B.H. Roberts

B.H. Roberts (1857-1933). "Men have gone to the Book of Mormon in despondency, and have come away cheered; they have gone to it in sorrow, and have come away comforted; they have gone to it at times when overwhelmed for the moment by the mists which the speculations of men sometimes throw over truth, and have come away from it enlightened--with faith and hope and charity renewed. It created for them a firmer faith in God. In the presence of its spirit doubt took wings. Its moral and spiritual standards they find to be the highest and noblest. Indeed so perfect is its morality that no one has yet been able to bring a complaint against it on the ground of moral defect... Whatever power it possesses to cheer, comfort and encourage men; whatever power to build up hope, create faith or promote charity, exists not by virtue of its human excellencies, but in spite of their absence, therefore such influence for good as it possesses must be attributed to the Spirit of God in which it was written, and by which it is permeated; and by reason of the presence of that spirit in it, the book itself must be accorded a divine origin." ("New Witnesses for God" Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1951, 3:325-17, 331).

President Joseph F. Smith

Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918). "I have read it many times since, and I hav asked myself scores of times, have you ever discovered one precept, doctrine, or command within the lids of that book that is calculated to injure anybody, to do harm to the world, or that is in contradiction to the word of God as contained in the Bible? And the answer invariably came, No, not one solitary thing; every precept, doctrine, word of advice, prophecy and indeed every word contained within the lids of that book relating to the great plan of human redemption and salvation is calculated to make bad men good, and good men better." ("Journal of Discources", 26 vols. London, Latter-day Sints Book Depot, 1854-86, 24:14)

President Harold B. Lee

Harold B. Lee. "In this day when the Bible is being downgraded by many who have mingled philosophies of the world with Bible scriptures to nullify their true meaning, how fortunate that our eternal Heavenly Father, who is always concerned about the spiritual well-being of His children, has given to us a companion book of scriptures, known as the Book of Mormon, as a defense for the truths of the Bible that were written and spoken by the prophets as the Lord directed. � By this second witness we may know more certainly the meaning of the teachings of the ancient prophets and, indeed, of the Master and His disciples as they lived and taught among men. This should inspire all who would be honest seekers after truth to put these two sacred scriptures together and study them as one book, understanding, as we do, their true relationship."." ("Ye Are the Light of the World," Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 1974)

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