What is the Bible?
The Holy Bible is the word of God. More specifically, it is a collection of books (the word “bible” literally means “the books”) written by prophets over centuries. It contains a history of God’s dealings with the ancient world since the days of Adam until after Christ’s death and resurrection, and the primitive church.
What is the Book of Mormon?
The Book of Mormon is also the word of God. It is a record of God’s dealings with the people of the ancient Americas and is also a collection of writings of ancient prophets.
How do the Bible and the Book of Mormon Compare
The Bible and the Book of Mormon have many things in common. Each speaks of God. Each testifies that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. Each will lead individuals closer to Christ who follow the principles contained in their pages. Truly, the only things that are different about the two are where they were written, who the stories are about, and how each came to be.
Why Do Mormons Read the Book of Mormon?
The subtitle of the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon is an additional witness to the divinity of Christ and that it helps clarify teachings and doctrines that are confusing or misinterpreted in the Bible. It also stands as proof that God has called a prophet in our day and restored His church.