Brothers and sisters, without reservation i promise you that if you will prayerfully read the book of mormon, regardless of how many times you previously have read it, there will come into your hearts an added measure of the spirit of the lord. Reading speed autoscroll paragraphs autoadvance to next chapter chapter 3. Manufactures include beverages, wood and metal products, cement, soap, plastic products, and lumber. Available in spanish, portuguese, italian, german, and frenchuse pdf above. Promises for reading book of mormon margies messages. Moronis guide to surviving turbulent times deseret book.
This fallacy argues that because something is even remotely possible, it must be true. Gods promises in the book of mormon are sorted by topic according to conditions what i promise to do and blessings what god promises to do. Within individual categories all scriptures are indexed, listed, and then quoted in. The remainder of the book of mormon is written in thirdperson historical narrative, said to be compiled and abridged by mormon with moroni abridging the book of ether and writing the latter part of mormon and the book of moroni. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationscomoros islands and. To encourage the children to gain a personal testimony of the book of mormon and study it and live its teachings throughout their lives preparation. Moroni was the last known survivor of the nephite nation. Why did moroni include mormons condemnation of infant baptism. Moroni and the book of mormon promise, purpose, 156. I love to read the holy scriptures, and, evry time i do. An astounding, unique, and very precious feature of the book of mormon is the promise, as expressed by moroni. Moroni stock photos download 794 royalty free photos. From captain kidds treasure ghost to the angel moroni.
Moroni book of mormon article about moroni book of. During the month of june, i studied all of the chapters in the book of mormon which were written by moroni. Joseph smith sees a vision of god and jesus christ duration. The book of mormon offers a remarkable promise to those seeking knowledge of the truth. He is later known as the angel moroni, who presented the golden plates to joseph smith, who translated the plates upon which the book of mormon was originally written. Behold, i would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in god that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of adam even down until the time that. Ainsworth takes the reader on an incredible journey as he pieces together the amazing lives of two remarkable men. He exhorted his brethren, the lamanites see moroni 10. The following links are to unless otherwise stated. Moroni was the last to write on the plates of mormon. The book of mormon plates were finally deposited in the hill cumorah by moroni, a faithful servant of jesus christ.
These promises include blessings of comfort, peace, and truth pertaining to our temporal estate along with blessings of salvation, sanctification, and eternal life. Book of moroni mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. Book of mormon lesson 44 moroni and the book of mormon posted on november 19, 2016 by lynda. And i seal up these records after i have spoken a few words by. Moroni s book of mormon promise to a staggering degree, the entire mormon religion hinges upon these 3 verses in the book of mormon moroni 10. Moroni shares a name with captain moroni, a much earlier book of mormon figure, of whom mormon wrote highly the book of mormon tells that moroni served under his father, the commander in chief of 23 groups of about 10,000 nephites each, who battled against the lamanites. Moroni was a prophet who wrote in the book of mormon, a book of scripture of the mormon church. Moroni, the book of mormon prophet, appeared to him as an an. Now i, moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good, and i write unto my brethren the lamanites.
The golden statue of the angel moroni on top of the mormon temple, salt lake city, utah angel moroni statue. I promise that as you read the book of mormon you too can be assured that it is true, just as. Book of mormonplagiarism accusationscomoros islands and moroni. Image of angel moroni atop of a mormon temple moroni. Pictures 42, moroni hides the plates in the hill cumorah gospel art.
According to the book of mormon, moroni was the son of mormon, the prophet for whom the book of mormon is named. In 1842, the church of jesus christ of latterday saints published the angelic visitation to joseph smith as follows. Purpose to encourage the children to gain a personal testimony of the book of mormon and study it and live its teachings throughout their lives. This claim, like many efforts to explain away the book of mormon, commits the logical fallacy of the appeal to probability. He followed in the footsteps of his father, mormon after whom the book of mormon is named as keeper of an ancient record detailing the history and eventual destruction of their people, the nephites, by their enemies, the lamanites. Moroni appears on the cover of some editions of the book of mormon. Captain kidd, joseph smith and moroni, comoros island. The manner which the disciples, which were called the elders of the church, ordained priests and teachers. After they had prayed unto the father in the name of christ, they laid their hands upon them and said, in the name of jesus christ, i ordain you to be a priest or if he be a teacher, i ordain you to be a teacher to preach repentance and remission of sins through jesus christ.
What are the odds that in only 2 places would these words be found together. He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a mes. Moroni finalizes the book of mormon the book of mormon. The book contains ten chapters that range widely in length. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints 223,999 views 2. Moronis america today in 1936, when lds scholars first began accepting the twocumorah theory, apostle joseph fielding smith warned the saints.
Continue using parts of this packet from the red headed hostess. Then study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the. I counted 278 different passages of scripture where promises are spelled out, with more than 600 promises given. The prophet moroni, who spent at least the last twenty years of his life alone and wandering to avoid being captured and killed, has in the latter days become one of the symbols of our religion. Over the years, i have heard members and missionaries offer a variety of explanations about its meaning. After they had prayed unto the father in the name of christ, they laid their hands upon them and said, in the name of. This message of the book of mormon is repeated over and over. Why is the book of mormons historical authenticity so important. I have been asked if there is some relationship between the book of mormon. The picture that these two paint of their world, which in their minds has a significant resemblance to our own, is one of unrelieved gloom. Moronis promise is not about the book of mormon rational. Hugh nibley mormon and moroni supply the epilogue to the book of mormon, the son drawing freely on his fathers notes and letters. The book of mormon is a book of scripture that teaches about jesus christ and tells. When the facts are examined, the possibility of joseph seeing comoros and moroni recedes.
This is a book for members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints mormons or lds that discusses how to better understand and use the book of mormon. What can the book of mormon teach me about the holy ghost. The book of mormon got it 100% correct with details that would not have been known to jospeh smith, or even the most learned scholars in america in the 19th century, or even lds scholars today. Apr, 2010 the promise made by moroni of the book of mormon theldslife living life as a latterday saint. Moronis life covers the last part of the fourth century and the first part of the fifth century.
The names of the islands and of the capital city in the comoros, moroni, has raised interest among members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. The book of mormon tells of a group of people who were moved by the holy ghost as they heard the words of a prophet. How we got the book of mormon about 3 minutes illustrated scripture story. In those days pirates, even famous ones, were no oddity in the comoros. A place of peace, a people of promise, salt lake city. Yea, behold i say unto you, that those saints who have gone before me, who have possessed this land, shall cry, yea, even from the dust will they cry unto the lord. He followed in the footsteps of his father, mormon after whom the book of mormon is named as keeper of an ancient record detailing the history and eventual destruction of their people, the nephites, by their enemies. When i first looked upon him i was afraid, but the fear soon left me. Moronis vision of the coming forth of the book of mormon.
It holds all the other stones in place, and if removed, the arch crumbles. The book of mormon provides a means of determining the truthfulness of the book moroni 10. Moroni, whom i have sent unto you to reveal the book of mormon. The promise made by moroni of the book of mormon theldslife living life as a latterday saint. Remember the overall purpose of teaching primary 4 lesson 44. The promises of the book of mormon daily mormon medium. How important was it to moroni that we pray about the book of mormon. Unlike most of the rest of the book of mormon, the book of moroni was not abridged by mormon, but contains the writings of his son after the nephites were destroyed as a people. God promises us that if we read the book of mormon with an open heart and mind. Joseph fielding smith the promise made to us, if we will do these things, is that we shall always have his spirit to be with us. The first is that the book of mormon is the keystone of our religion. That is because from a very real perspective, mormons consider the alleged fact that the book of mormon is true to be in and of itself more important than any of the alleged truths it contains. Testify to the truthfulness of moroni s promise in moroni 10. Before moroni buried the plates for the last time, he wrote a promise to the lamanites and to anyone else who would read the records.
The angel moroni first appeared on the main spire of the salt lake temple in the early 1890s, became the symbol of the lds church, adorns palazzo comunale or palazzo moroni in padua veneto italy. He sealed the record with his testimony and called upon god as his primary witness of the truth of the records he was sealing up. Then study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the scripture account. He admonished readers to ponder the words of the book of mormon in their hearts see moroni 10.
There will come a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to his commandments. Moronis america the book of mormon in north america. To encourage the children to gain a personal testimony of the book of mormon and study it and live its teachings throughout their lives. Moroni, as a mortal man, was the last author of the book of mormon, burying the metal plates upon which it was recorded, some 421 years after the birth of christ. Moroni is the ascribed author of chapters 8 and 9 of mormon s record within the larger book of mormon, the entire book of moroni, and the title page of the book of. He is the son of mormon, the prophet after whom the book of mormon is named. A book with a promise about 2 12 minutes while interesting, the book of mormon is extra special due to its promise. Lds books by jonathan neville 2018 moronis america facebook here new nov 2017 why mormons need the book of mormon. Here is a partial list of verses that lay out the purpose of the book of mormon. Then moroni buried the plates in the hill cumorah to keep illustrations by apryl stott them safe.
Moroni and the book of mormon promise is to gain a personal testimony of the book of mormon and study and live its teachings. Amalickiah likely gained power through promises of peace which caused one of the biggest wars. Moroni, comoros the book of mormon in north america. His statue watches over nearly every temple and has been depicted on the cover of millions of copies of the book of mormon in dozens of languages.
He wrote that if we read the book of mormon and ask god, the holy ghost will tell us it is true. The only explanation they have for moroni, comoros, is coincidence. The book of mormon is filled with promises from the lord. Search isaiahs prophesiesthe words from the past will resurface, making known the works of god. Joseph smith receives the book of mormon from the angel moroni. He testified that god will manifest the truth of the book of mormon by the power of the holy ghost and that by the power of the holy ghost ye may know. May 04, 2014 this message of the book of mormon is repeated over and over. Lessons from the writings of moroni book of mormon study. Book of mormonmoroni 1 book of mormonmoroni the text of this version is of the lds 1981 edition. The promise of the book of mormon about 1 minute illustrated scripture story. Prayerfully study moroni 10 and joseph smithhistory 1. Chapter 1 1 now i, moroni, after having made an end of abridging the account of the people of jared, i had supposed not to have written more, but i have not as yet perished. The promise made by moroni of the book of mormon youtube.
Critics, of course, think this is at best a coincidence. Moronis book of mormon promise to a staggering degree, the entire mormon religion hinges upon these 3 verses in the book of mormon moroni 10. Snow emma hale smith first vision freemasonry god the father godhead gordon b. Invite the children to bear testimony of the book of mormon. Moroni is the largest city, main port, and administrative center of the islands. The book of moroni is the last book in the book of mormon and the last writings of the prophet moroni. Because of this theory, he wrote, some members of the church have become confused and greatly disturbed in their faith in the book of mormon. Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us. And i would that they should know that more than four hundred and twenty years have passed away since the sign was given of the coming of christ. First nephi through omni are written in firstperson narrative, as are mormon and moroni. There will come a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to his. Moroni had been commanded by his father to complete the nephite record, which mormon had abridged from previous records. Here are some of the principles i learned, grouped by category.
Moroni finalizes the book of mormon the book of mormon online. The angel moroni and the gold plates about 4 12 minutes illustrated scripture story. Nephi recorded that after they sailed for many days toward the promised land. Nibley also pointed out the connection, giving the meaning belonging to moron or of moron to the name moroni lid, 244. Yet when these same scholars cite evidence for the book of mormon, one of their strongest points according to them is nahum, because of the ancient site nhm in saudi arabia. The stories of captain kidd do not mention camoracomorocomoros islands nor moronimaronimeroni. Throughout the scriptures we are taught that the promises of the gospel are dependent on our righteousness.1227 939 42 1408 888 1006 1228 402 1439 43 457 130 963 924 496 686 333 1332 207 243 913 1271 931 1514 158 41 223 1138 593 793 146 48 1307 1329 553 877 1477 307 1088 565 136 392 1315 922 637 500