We can be delivered from the ways of evil and wickedness by turning to the teachings of the holy scriptures. The Savior is the Great Deliverer, for He delivers us from death and from sin
-Elder L Tom Perry General Conference April 2012
The holy scriptures are the word of God given to us for our salvation. The scriptures are essential in receiving a testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. These sacred records bear testimony of the Savior and lead us to Him” When holy men of God write or speak by the power of the Holy Ghost, their words “shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.
-Elder Robert D. Hales November 2006 Ensign
The principal purpose of scriptures is to testify of Christ and to guide the children of God so they can come unto Him and receive eternal life. God, who is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (2 Nephi 29:9), continues to reveal scripture in modern times as He did in ancient times.
The Book of Mormon is another witness for the truths taught in the Bible. It also restores “plain and precious” truths that have been lost from the Bible through errors in translation or “taken away” in attempts to “pervert the right ways of the Lord” The Bible and the Book of Mormon “shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace” (2 Nephi 3:12).
-Elder Robert D. Hales Nov 2006 Ensign.
Witnesses, even witnesses who were for a time hostile to Joseph, testified to their death that they had seen an angel and had handled the plates. “They have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man,” they declared. “Wherefore we know of a surety that the work is true.”
I testify that one cannot come to full faith in this latter-day work—and thereby find the fullest measure of peace and comfort in these, our times—until he or she embraces the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it testifies.
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Oct. 2009
The Lord provided other scriptures of the Restoration and declared that those words will also be fulfilled. With these scriptural witnesses, false doctrines will be confounded. With these scriptural witnesses, doctrines of the Bible are not only reaffirmed but clarified.
The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both witnesses of Jesus Christ. They teach that He is the Son of God, that He lived an exemplary life, that He atoned for all mankind, that He died upon the cross and rose again as the resurrected Lord. They teach that He is the Savior of the world.
-Elder Russell M. Nelson Conference Oct. 2007.
Immersion in the scriptures is essential for spiritual nourishment. The word of God inspires commitment and acts as a healing balm for hurt feelings, anger, or disillusionment.
-Quinten L Cook “Can Ye Feel So Now?” October 2012 General Conference
If you feel that God has not answered your prayers, ponder the scriptures and look in your life to see if He’s already answered it.
– Richard G. Scott “Learning to Recognize Answers to Prayers” October 1989 General Conference
The scriptures are always there to deepen our understanding of the purpose of life and what we need to do to make life more fulfilling and rewarding.
– L. Tom Perry “The Returned Missionary” October 2001 General Conference
If the Savior were among us in the flesh today, he would teach us from the scriptures as he taught when He walked upon the earth. In the synagogue at Nazareth, ‘there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.’
– Robert D. Hales “Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation” October 2006 General Conference
To feast means more than to taste. To feast means to savor. We savor the scriptures by studying them in a spirit of delightful discovery and faithful obedience. When we feast upon the words of Christ, they are embedded ‘in fleshy tables of the heart.’ They become an integral part of our nature.
-Russell M. Nelson “Living by Scriptural Guidance” October 2000 General Conference
Because scriptures are generated from inspired communication through the Holy Ghost, they are pure truth.
– Richard G. Scott “The power of Scripture” October 2011 General Conference
Scriptures can communicate different meanings at different times in our life, according to our needs. A scripture that we may have read many times can take on nuances of meaning that are refreshing and insightful when we face a new challenge in life.
-Richard G. Scott “The power of Scripture” October 2011
The Scriptures enlarge our memory by helping us always to remember the Lord and our relationship to Him and the Father. They remind us of what we knew in our premortal life.
– Elder D. Todd Christofferson, “The Blessing of Scriptures” April 2010
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