by Elder Adam Smith

"Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and to those who are not of the world. Wherefore I shall give commandment my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men. (1 Nephi 6:5-6)

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  1. What is the Book of Mormon, and who wrote it? See: (Introduction to The Book of Mormon)
  2. Why was it written, for what purpose? (2 Nephi 25:26 & 33:3-4, Alma 37:7-10, Jacob 4:3-8)
    2 Nephi 25:26
    And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

    2 Nephi 33:3-4
    3 But I, Nephi, have written what I have written, and I esteem it as of great worth, and especially unto my people. For I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith, and I know that he will hear my cry.
    4 And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people. And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto them of their fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to endure to the end, which is life eternal.

    Alma 37:7-10
    7 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.
    8 And now, it has hitherto been wisdom in God that these things should be preserved; for behold, they have enlarged the memory of this people, yea, and convinced many of the error of their ways, and brought them to the knowledge of their God unto the salvation of their souls
    . 9 Yea, I say unto you, were it not for these things that these records do contain, which are on these plates, Ammon and his brethren could not have convinced so many thousands of the Lamanites of the incorrect tradition of their fathers; yea, these records and their words brought them unto repentance; that is, they brought them to the knowledge of the Lord their God, and to rejoice in Jesus Christ their Redeemer.
    10 And who knoweth but what they will be the means of bringing many thousands of them, yea, and also many thousands of our stiffnecked brethren, the Nephites, who are now hardening their hearts in sin and iniquities, to the knowledge of their Redeemer?

    Jacob 4:3-8
    3 Now in this thing we do rejoice; and we labor diligently to engraven these words upon plates, hoping that our beloved brethren and our children will receive them with thankful hearts, and look upon them that they may learn with joy and not with sorrow, neither with contempt, concerning their first parents.
    4 For, for this intent have we written these things, that they may know that we knew of Christ, and we had a hope of his glory many hundred years before his coming; and not only we ourselves had a hope of his glory, but also all the holy prophets which were before us
    . 5 Behold, they believed in Christ and worshiped the Father in his name, and also we worship the Father in his name. And for this intent we keep the law of Moses, it pointing our souls to him; and for this cause it is sanctified unto us for righteousness, even as it was accounted unto Abraham in the wilderness to be obedient unto the commands of God in offering up his son Isaac, which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son
    . 6 Wherefore, we search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea.
    7 Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things.
    8 Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of him; and it is impossible that man should find out all his ways. And no man knoweth of his ways save it be revealed unto him; wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God.

  3. When was it written? See: (A Brief Explanation about the Book of Mormon)
  4. Where did we get it, & how was it translated? See: (Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith. )
  5. What did the prophet Nephi who lived 575 B.C. say about Joseph Smith?
    (2 Nephi 3:4-16 )
    4 For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a descendant of Joseph who was carried captive into Egypt. And great were the covenants of the Lord which he made unto Joseph.
    5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.
    6 For Joseph truly testified, saying: A seer shall the Lord my God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins.
    7 Yea, Joseph truly said: Thus saith the Lord unto me: A choice seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins. And unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren, which shall be of great worth unto them, even to the bringing of them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers.
    8 And I will give unto him a commandment that he shall do none other work, save the work which I shall command him. And I will make him great in mine eyes; for he shall do my work.
    9 And he shall be great like unto Moses, whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel.
    10 And Moses will I raise up, to deliver thy people out of the land of Egypt.
    11 But a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins and not to the bringing forth my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have already gone forth among them.
    12 Wherefore, the fruit of thy loins shall write; and the fruit of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter days, and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.
    13 And out of weakness he shall be made strong, in that day when my work shall commence among all my people, unto the restoring thee, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.
    14 And thus prophesied Joseph, saying: Behold, that seer will the Lord bless; and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise, which I have obtained of the Lord, of the fruit of my loins, shall be fulfilled. Behold, I am sure of the fulfilling of this promise;
    15 And his name shall be called after me; and it shall be after the name of his father. And he shall be like unto me; for the thing, which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand, by the power of the Lord shall bring my people unto salvation.
    16 Yea, thus prophesied Joseph: I am sure of this thing, even as I am sure of the promise of Moses; for the Lord hath said unto me, I will preserve thy seed forever.
  6. What did God command the ancient American prophet Mormon (385 A.D.) to do?
    ( 3 Nephi 26:7-12, Words of Mormon 1:1-11)

    3 Nephi 26:7-12
    7 But behold the plates of Nephi do contain the more part of the things which he taught the people.
    8 And these things have I written, which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the people; and I have written them to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people, from the Gentiles, according to the words which Jesus hath spoken.
    9 And when they shall have received this, which is expedient that they should have first, to try their faith, and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them.
    10 And if it so be that they will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them, unto their condemnation.
    11 Behold, I was about to write them, all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, but the Lord forbade it, saying: I will try the faith of my people.
    12 Therefore I, Mormon, do write the things which have been commanded me of the Lord. And now I, Mormon, make an end of my sayings, and proceed to write the things which have been commanded me.

    Words of Mormon 1:1-11
    Mormon abridges the large plates of Nephi - He puts the small plates with the other plates - King Benjamin establishes peace in the land. About A.D. 385.
    1 And now I, Mormon, being about to deliver up the record which I have been making into the hands of my son Moroni, behold I have witnessed almost all the destruction of my people, the Nephites.
    2 And it is many hundred years after the coming of Christ that I deliver these records into the hands of my son; and it supposeth me that he will witness the entire destruction of my people. But may God grant that he may survive them, that he may write somewhat concerning them, and somewhat concerning Christ, that perhaps some day it may profit them.
    3 And now, I speak somewhat concerning that which I have written; for after I had made an abridgment from the plates of Nephi, down to the reign of this king Benjamin, of whom Amaleki spake, I searched among the records which had been delivered into my hands, and I found these plates, which contained this small account of the prophets, from Jacob down to the reign of this king Benjamin, and also many of the words of Nephi.
    4 And the things which are upon these plates pleasing me, because of the prophecies of the coming of Christ; and my fathers knowing that many of them have been fulfilled; yea, and I also know that as many things as have been prophesied concerning us down to this day have been fulfilled, and as many as go beyond this day must surely come to pass
    5 Wherefore, I chose these things, to finish my record upon them, which remainder of my record I shall take from the plates of Nephi; and I cannot write the hundredth part of the things of my people.
    6 But behold, I shall take these plates, which contain these prophesyings and revelations, and put them with the remainder of my record, for they are choice unto me; and I know they will be choice unto my brethren.
    7 And I do this for a awise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.
    8 And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people.
    9 And now I, Mormon, proceed to finish out my record, which I take from the plates of Nephi; and I make it according to the knowledge and the understanding which God has given me.
    10 Wherefore, it came to pass that after Amaleki had delivered up these plates into the hands of king Benjamin, he took them and put them with the other plates, which contained records which had been handed down by the kings, from generation to generation until the days of king Benjamin.
    11 And they were handed down from king Benjamin, from generation to generation until they have fallen into my hands. And I, Mormon, pray to God that they may be preserved from this time henceforth. And I know that they will be preserved; for there are great things written upon them, out of which my people and their brethren shall be judged at the great and last day, according to the word of God which is written.
  7. What special message did Mormon's son Moroni, leave for us today? (Mormon 8:1-41)
    Mormon 8:1-41
    Chapter 8
    The Lamanites seek out and destroy the Nephites-The Book of Mormon will come forth by the power of God- Woes pronounced upon those who breathe out wrath and strife against the work of the Lord-The Nephite record will come forth in a day of wickedness, degeneracy, and apostasy. About A.D. 400-421.

    1 Behold I, Moroni, do finish the record of my father, Mormon. Behold, I have but few things to write, which things I have been commanded by my father.
    2 And now it came to pass that after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites, until they were all destroyed.
    3 And my father also was killed by them, and I even remain alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people. But behold, they are gone, and I fulfil the commandment of my father. And whether they will slay me, I know not.
    4 Therefore I will write and hide up the records in the earth; and whither I go it mattereth not.
    5 Behold, my father hath made this record, and he hath written the intent thereof. And behold, I would write it also if I had room upon the plates, but I have not; and ore I have none, for I am alone. My father hath been slain in battle, and all my kinsfolk, and I have not friends nor whither to go; and how long the Lord will suffer that I may live I know not.
    6 Behold, Four hundred years have passed away since the coming of our Lord and Savior.
    7 And behold, the Lamanites have hunted my people, the Nephites, down from city to city and from place to place, even until they are no more; and great has been their fall; yea, great and marvelous is the destruction of my people, the Nephites.
    8 And behold, it is the hand of the Lord which hath done it. And behold also, the Lamanites are at war one with another; and the whole face of this land is one continual round of murder and bloodshed; and no one knoweth the end of the war.
    9 And now, behold, I say no more concerning them, for there are none save it be the Lamanites and arobbers that do exist upon the face of the land.
    10 And there are none that do know the true God save it be the disciples of Jesus, who did tarry in the land until the wickedness of the people was so great that the Lord would not suffer them to remain with the people; and whether they be upon the face of the land no man knoweth.
    11 But behold, my father and I have seen them, and they have ministered unto us.
    12 And whoso receiveth this record, and shall not condemn it because of the imperfections which are in it, the same shall know of greater things than these. Behold, I am Moroni; and were it possible, I would make all things known unto you.
    13 Behold, I make an end of speaking concerning this people. I am the son of Mormon, and my father was a descendant of Nephi.
    14 And I am the same who hideth up this record unto the Lord; the plates thereof are of no worth, because of the commandment of the Lord. For he truly saith that no one shall have them to get gain; but the record thereof is of great worth; and whoso shall bring it to light, him will the Lord bless.
    15 For none can have power to bring it to light save it be given him of God; for God wills that it shall be done with an eye single to his glory, or the welfare of the ancient and long dispersed covenant people of the Lord.
    16 And blessed be he that shall bring this thing to light; for it shall be brought out of darkness unto light, according to the word of God; yea, it shall be brought out of the earth, and it shall shine forth out of darkness, and come unto the knowledge of the people; and it shall be done by the power of God.
    17 And if there be faults they be the faults of a man. But behold, we know no fault; nevertheless God knoweth all things; therefore, he that bcondemneth, let him be aware lest he shall be in danger of hell fire.
    18 And he that saith: Show unto me, or ye shall be smitten - let him beware lest he commandeth that which is forbidden of the Lord.
    19 For behold, the same that judgeth brashly shall be judged rashly again; for according to his works shall his wages be; therefore, he that smiteth shall be smitten again, of the Lord.
    20 Behold what the scripture says - man shall not smite, neither shall he judge; for judgment is mine, saith the Lord, and vengeance is mine also, and I will repay.
    21 And he that shall breathe out wrath and strifes against the work of the Lord, and against the covenant people of the Lord who are the house of Israel, and shall say: We will destroy the work of the Lord, and the Lord will not remember his covenant which he hath made unto the house of Israel - the same is in danger to be hewn down and cast into the fire;
    22 For the eternal purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his promises shall be fulfilled.
    23 Search the prophecies of Isaiah. Behold, I cannot write them. 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; and as the Lord liveth he will remember the covenant which he hath made with them.
    24 And he knoweth their prayers, that they were in behalf of their brethren. And he knoweth their faith, for in his name could they remove mountains; and in his name could they cause the earth to shake; and by the power of his word did they cause prisons to tumble to the earth; yea, even the fiery furnace could not harm them, neither wild beasts nor poisonous serpents, because of the power of his word.
    25 And behold, their prayers were also in behalf of him that the Lord should suffer to bring these things forth.
    26 And no one need say they shall not come, for they surely shall, for the Lord hath spoken it; for out of the earth shall they come, by the hand of the Lord, and none can stay it; and it shall come in a day when it shall be said that miracles are done away; and it shall come even as if one should speak from the dead.
    27 And it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord, because of secret combinations and the works of darkness.
    28 Yea, it shall come in a day when the power of God shall be denied, and churches become defiled and be lifted up in the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of churches and teachers shall rise in the pride of their hearts, even to the envying of them who belong to their churches.
    29 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be heard of fires, and tempests, and vapors of smoke in foreign lands;
    30 And there shall also be heard of wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places.
    31 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be great pollutions upon the face of the earth; there shall be murders, and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who will say, Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day. But wo unto such, for they are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity.
    32 Yea, it shall come in a day when there shall be churches built up that shall say: Come unto me, and for your money you shall be forgiven of your sins.
    33 O ye wicked and perverse and stiffnecked people, why have ye built up churches unto yourselves to get gain? Why have ye transfigured the holy word of God, that ye might bring damnation upon your souls? Behold, look ye unto the revelations of God; for behold, the time cometh at that day when all these things must be fulfilled.
    34 Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you.
    35 Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.
    36 And I know that ye do walk in the pride of your hearts; and there are none save a few only who do not lift themselves up in the pride of their hearts, unto the wearing of very fine apparel, unto envying, and strifes, and malice, and persecutions, and all manner of iniquities; and your churches, yea, even every one, have become polluted because of the pride of your hearts.
    37 For behold, ye do love money, and your substance, and your fine apparel, and the adorning of your churches, more than ye love the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted.
    38 O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will canker, why have ye polluted the holy church of God? Why are ye ashamed to take upon you the name of Christ? Why do ye not think that greater is the value of an endless happiness than that misery which never dies - because of the praise of the world?
    39 Why do ye adorn yourselves with that which hath no life, and yet suffer the hungry, and the needy, and the naked, and the sick and the afflicted to pass by you, and notice them not?
    40 Yea, why do ye build up your secret abominations to get gain, and cause that widows should mourn before the Lord, and also orphans to mourn before the Lord, and also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground, for vengeance upon your heads?
    41 Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you; and the time soon cometh that he avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for he will not suffer their cries any longer.
  8. What does the Book of Mormon say about the Holy Bible? (1 Nephi 13:20-29, 2 Nephi 29:3-1 & 28:25-30, Mormon 7:8-9 )

    1 Nephi 13:20-29
    20 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that they did prosper in the land; and I beheld a book, and it was carried forth among them.
    21 And the angel said unto me: Knowest thou the meaning of the book?
    22 And I said unto him: I know not.
    23 And he said: Behold it proceedeth out of the mouth of a Jew. And I, Nephi, beheld it; and he said unto me: The book that thou beholdest is a record of the Jews, which contains the covenants of the Lord, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; and it also containeth many of the prophecies of the holy prophets; and it is a record like unto the engravings which are upon the plates of brass, save there are not so many; nevertheless, they contain the covenants of the Lord, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; wherefore, they are of great worth unto the Gentiles.
    24 And the angel of the Lord said unto me: Thou hast beheld that the book proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew; and when it proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the fulness of the gospel of the Lord, of whom the twelve apostles bear record; and they bear record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God.
    25 Wherefore, these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles, according to the truth which is in God.
    26 And after they go forth by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, from the Jews unto the Gentiles, thou seest the formation of that great and aominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away.
    27 And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men.
    28 Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God.
    29 And after these plain and precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles; and after it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles, yea, even across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity, thou seest-because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book, which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men, according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God-because of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.

    2 Nephi 29:3-12
    3 And because my words shall hiss forth-many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.
    4 But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?
    5 O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.
    6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?
    7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
    8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
    9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
    10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.
    11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
    12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.

    2 Nephi 28:25-30
    25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!
    26 Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost!
    27 Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need no more!
    28 And in fine, wo unto all those who tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall.
    29 Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough!
    30 For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have.

    Mormon 7:8-9
    8 Therefore repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ, which shall be set before you, not only in this record but also in the record which shall come unto the Gentiles bfrom the Jews, which record shall come from the Gentiles unto you.
    9 For behold, this is written for the intent that ye may believe that; and if ye believe that ye will believe this also; and if ye believe this ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them.

  9. Why doesn't the Bible contain all of God's word?
    (1 Nephi 13:24-29, 2 Nephi 29:7-14)
    1 Nephi 13:24-29
    24 And the angel of the Lord said unto me: Thou hast beheld that the book proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew; and when it proceeded forth from the mouth of a Jew it contained the fulness of the gospel of the Lord, of whom the twelve apostles bear record; and they bear record according to the truth which is in the Lamb of God.
    25 Wherefore, these things go forth from the Jews in purity unto the Gentiles, according to the truth which is in God.
    26 And after they go forth by the hand of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, from the Jews unto the Gentiles, thou seest the formation of that great and abominable church, which is most abominable above all other churches; for behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious; and also many covenants of the Lord have they taken away.
    27 And all this have they done that they might pervert the right ways of the Lord, that they might blind the eyes and harden the hearts of the children of men.
    28 Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God.
    29 And after these plain and precious things were taken away it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles; and after it goeth forth unto all the nations of the Gentiles, yea, even across the many waters which thou hast seen with the Gentiles which have gone forth out of captivity, thou seest-because of the many plain and precious things which have been taken out of the book, which were plain unto the understanding of the children of men, according to the plainness which is in the Lamb of God-because of these things which are taken away out of the gospel of the Lamb, an exceedingly great many do stumble, yea, insomuch that Satan hath great power over them.

    2 Nephi 29:7-14
    7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
    8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of btwo nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
    9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my dwork is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
    10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.
    11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
    12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.
    13 And it shall come to pass that the aJews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
    14 And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. And I will show unto them that fight against my word and against my people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.
  10. Are there any scriptures in the Bible that verify the authenticity of The Book of Mormon??
  11. Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 1:)
    The Lord told the prophet Lehi (about 600 B.C.), that the great city of Jerusalem was to be destroyed.
    1 Nephi 1:11-13
    11 And they came down and went forth upon the face of the earth; and the first came and stood before my father, and gave unto him a book, and bade him that he should read.
    12 And it came to pass that as he read, he was filled with the Spirit of the Lord.
    13 And he read, saying: Wo, wo, unto Jerusalem, for I have seen thine abominations! Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem-that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon.

    Holy Bible: 2 Kings 24:2-4, 2 Chronicles 36:14-21 "The Lord sent.. against Judah to destroy it"
    2 Kings 24:2-4
    2 And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
    3 Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;
    4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

    2 Chronicles 36:14-21
    14 ¶ Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
    15 And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
    16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
    17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
    18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.
    19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
    20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
    21 To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 1:13, 22 Nephi 25:9-10) The Lord said that the residue, i.e. those whose lives were spared, would be carried away captive into Babylon.
    1 Nephi 1:13 And he read, saying: Wo, wo, unto Jerusalem, for I have seen thine abominations! Yea, and many things did my father read concerning Jerusalem-that it should be destroyed, and the inhabitants thereof; many should perish by the sword, and many should be carried away captive into Babylon.
    22 Nephi 25:9-11
    9 And as one generation hath been destroyed among the Jews because of iniquity, even so have they been destroyed from generation to generation according to their iniquities; and never hath any of them been destroyed save it were foretold them by the prophets of the Lord.
    10 Wherefore, it hath been told them concerning the destruction which should come upon them, immediately after my father left Jerusalem; nevertheless, they hardened their hearts; and according to my prophecy they have been destroyed, save it be those which are carried away captive into Babylon.
    11 And now this I speak because of the spirit which is in me. And notwithstanding they have been carried away they shall return again, and possess the land of Jerusalem; wherefore, they shall be restored again to the land of their inheritance.

    Holy Bible: 2 Kings 20:17, Jeremiah 52:12-15 " the guard carried away captive.. the residue.. to Babylon"
    2 Kings 20:16-17
    16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord.
    17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

    Jeremiah 52:12-15
    12 ¶ Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
    13 And burned the house of the Lord, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:
    14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
    15 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.


    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 1:18 & 7:14 ) Lehi and other prophets were sent by the Lord to warn the people of Jerusalem, including Jeremiah who was cast into prison.
    1 Nephi 1:18 18 Therefore, I would that ye should know, that after the Lord had shown so many marvelous things unto my father, Lehi, yea, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, behold he went forth among the people, and began to prophesy and to declare unto them concerning the things which he had both seen and heard.
    1 Nephi 7:14 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord ceaseth soon to strive with them; for behold, they have rejected the prophets, and Jeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the life of my father, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.
    Holy Bible:Jeremiah 7:25-26; 25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them: 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
    Jeremiah 37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 2:1-4 ) 1 For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.
    2 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.
    3 And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.

    Holy Bible: Genesis 49:26, Deuteronomy 33:16 "him that was separated from his brethren"
    Holy Bible: Genesis 49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting chills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
    Deuteronomy 33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

    2 Kings 19:30-31 30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
    31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

    Isaiah 37:31-32 31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
    32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

    Ezekiel 14:22 22 ¶ Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.

    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 5:14-22,2 Nephi 3:4-5) The prophet Lehi and his family took with them a genealogy of their fathers, which showed they were descendents of "Joseph" who was "sold into Egypt"
    1 Nephi 5:14-22
    14 And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the plates of brass a bgenealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who was sold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine.
    15 And they were also led out of captivity and out of the land of Egypt, by that same God who had preserved them.
    16 And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records.
    17 And now when my father saw all these things, he was filled with the Spirit, and began to prophesy concerning his seed
    18 That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.
    19 Wherefore, he said that these plates of brass should never perish; neither should they be dimmed any more by time. And he prophesied many things concerning his seed.
    20 And it came to pass that thus far I and my father had kept the commandments wherewith the Lord had commanded us.
    21 And we had obtained the records which the Lord had commanded us, and searched them and found that they were desirable; yea, even of great worth unto us, insomuch that we could preserve the commandments of the Lord unto our children.
    22 Wherefore, it was wisdom in the Lord that we should carry them with us, as we journeyed in the wilderness towards the land of promise.

    2 Nephi 3:4-5
    4 For behold, thou art the fruit of my loins; and I am a descendant of Joseph who was carried captive into Egypt. And great were the covenants of the Lord which he made unto Joseph.
    5 Wherefore, Joseph truly saw our day. And he obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of his loins the Lord God would raise up a righteous branch unto the house of Israel; not the Messiah, but a branch which was to be broken off, nevertheless, to be remembered in the covenants of the Lord that the Messiah should be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the spirit of power, unto the bringing of them out of darkness unto light-yea, out of hidden darkness and out of captivity unto freedom.

    (Genesis 37:26-28) and whose descendents were promised great blessings.
    Holy Bible: Genesis 48:14-15 & 19 "Joseph.. his seed shall become a multitude of nations"
    Genesis 49:26 "The blessings.. shall be on the head of Joseph.."
    Deuteronomy 33:16 "Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren"
    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 15:12 &19:24, Jacob 2:25) The records also showed, that they were a "bough" or "branch" of Israel, led out of Jerusalem by the hand of the Lord.
    Holy Bible: Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough"
    Isaiah 4:2 "branch of the Lord.. them that are escaped of Israel"
    Ezekiel 17:22-23 "I will also take of the highest branch.. and will plant it.. and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit.. "
    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 17:8 & 18:8) The Lord caused Lehi's sons to construct a ship in which this branch of Joseph, sailed over the sea towards the promised land.
    Holy Bible: Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough by a well (or sea), whose branches run over the wall."
    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 18:13) During their ocean voyage, there arose a great storm.

    Holy Bible: Zechariah 10:6-12 "I will save the house of Joseph.. I will bring them.. out of the land of Egypt.. And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves.. And I will strengthen them."
    Book of Mormon: (1 Nephi 18:23-24) After their arrival in the promised land, they planted many seeds which did grow exceedingly, and they were blessed in abundance.
    Holy Bible: Isaiah 4:2 "the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel."
    Deuteronomy 33:13-14 & 16 "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land.. and for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun.. and of the earth.."
    see: Leviticus 20:24, Book of Mormon: We know that they were led to the western part of South, Central, and North America, i. e. The "Rocky Mountains."
    Holy Bible: Genesis 49:26 ".. blessings of my progenitors unto the.. everlastinghills.. shall be upon the head of Joseph.. him that was separate from his brethren."

    Deuteronomy 33:13 & 15 & 16 "Blessed.. be his land.. of the ancient mountains and.. of the lasting hills.. let the blessing come upon.. Joseph.. him that was separated from his brethren. "
    Book of Mormon: (2 Nephi 5:6-7 & 10-11 & 13) They then journeyed into the wilderness (having been led by the Lord, and planted by his hand), kept the commandments, prospered, and began to multiply (bear fruit) in the land.
    Holy Bible: Genesis 48:15 & 19 "And he blessed Joseph, and said.. his seed shall become a multitude of nations."
    Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a FRUITFUL bough.. "
    2 Kings 19:30-31, Isaiah 37:31-32 "And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward (planted by the Lord), and bear fruit (multiply) upward. "
    Ezekiel 17:22-24 "I will also take of the highest branch.. and will plant it upon an high mountain .. and it shall bring forth boughs, and BEAR FRUIT.. I the Lord have done it."
    Zechariah 10:6 & 9 & 12 "I will save the house of Joseph, and will bring them again to place (plant) them.. as though I had not cast them off. And they shall remember me (keep the commandments) in far countries, and they shall live with their children, and turn again.. and they shall walk up and down in his name,. saith the Lord."
    AND Ezekiel 14:22-23 "A remnant shall be brought forth" "They shall come forth unto US" "we shall see their way and their doings"
    "WE shall be comforted.. concerning Jerusalem" "we shall know that God has not done without cause all that he has done" How could the Lord fulfill these promises UNTO US, if God had not caused the descendents of Joseph who were "seperated" from Judah, to keep and preserve a record ..
  12. What is meant by the "sticks (or books) of Judah and Joseph" in Ezekiel 37:15-20?
    (1 Nephi 5:14-21 & 13:39-41 & 15:14-18, 2 Nephi 3:12)
  13. Is the witness of two "nations" or "mouths"
    (2 Nephi 29:8) a coincidence, or is this in fulfillment of the way the Lord has always established His word? (Genesis 25:23, Matthew 8:20, Mark 6:7, Luke 10:1,John 8:16-17, 2 Corinthians 13:1, Revelations 11:3)
  14. What was the Old Testament prophet Isaiah speaking about, in Isaiah 29:4 & 11-14?
    What was the Old Testament prophet Isaiah speaking about, in Isaiah 29:4 & 11-14? (2 Nephi 26:14-17 & 27:6-26 & 33:13, Mormon 8:23-26, Moroni 10:27)
  15. Who were the "other sheep" referred to by Jesus in John
    10:16?
    Who were the "other sheep" referred to by Jesus in John 10:16?
    (3 Nephi 15:11-21)
  16. Did Jesus ever show himself/appear to anybody else?
    Did Jesus ever show himself/appear to anybody else?
    (3Nephi 16:1-4)
  17. How did a prophet who lived 600 B. C. describe our day?
    How did a prophet who lived 600 B. C. describe our day? (2 Nephi chapter 28)
  18. Why is reading the Book of Mormon so important?
    Why is reading the Book of Mormon so important?
    (1 Nephi 15:24, 2 Nephi 32:3, Mosiah 1:3-7,
    Holy Bible: Matthew 4:4)
  19. I believe in Jesus Christ & the Bible- but not the Book of Mormon.
  20. I believe in Jesus Christ & the Bible- but not the Book of Mormon.
    (2 Nephi 33:10-12, Alma 39:17-19, Mormon 7:8-9)
  21. How can I find out and know for myself, whether or not the Book of Mormon is true?
    (Moroni 10:3-5 & 7:15-18, Ether 4:11-17, Alma 5:45-46)
  22. What if I don't get an answer to my prayer?
    (1 Nephi 10:17-19 & 15:3-11, Alma 32:28, 3 Nephi 15:18, Ether 12:6, Moroni 7:6) Jesus Christ
  23. What does the Book of Mormon say about Christ who was crucified, was he truly the Messiah, or are we waiting for another?
    (2 Nephi 25:13-29 & 26:12)
  24. What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, how did the Savior explain it?
    (3 Nephi 27:13-22)
  25. Exactly who is invited to "come unto Christ"?
    (2 Nephi 26:24-28 & 33, Alma 5:33 & 62)
  26. By whose name are we saved?
    (Mosiah 3:17, 2 Nephi 31:21)
  27. >Why can't I adore/worship the Virgin Mary? 2 Nephi 25:20, Mosiah 3:17)
  28. Why was the "Atonement" (Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross for our sins) necessary?
    (2 Nephi 2:5-9 & 9:5-12, Alma 34:8-16, Helaman
    14:15-19)
  29. Why is faith in Christ so important?
    (2 Nephi 27:23, Enos 1:5-8, Moroni 7:26-48
  30. What is faith, and how does it grow?
    (Alma 32:16-43, Ether 12:6-18)
  31. How can reading the Book of Mormon strengthen my faith in Christ? 2 Nephi 31:20& 32:3, Jacob 4:3-6, Alma 32:28-29 & 37:44-46, Helaman 3:28-30, Moroni 6:4 & 10:3-4)
  32. What physical evidence do we have of God's existence?
    (Alma 30:37-44, 2 Nephi 2:13-14
  33. Has anyone actually seen God
    (2 Nephi 11:2-3, Ether 12:38-39)
  34. Are God & Jesus the same person?
    (3 Nephi 11:6-11, Holy Bible: John 17:11 &21-23)
  35. Is Jehovah Christ?
    (2 Nephi 22:2, Moroni 10:33-34)
  36. What is the name of Christ's church?
    (3 Nephi 27:7-9, Mosiah 26:21-24)
  37. Does it really matter which church I belong to, or which path I follow?
    (1 Nephi 14:10, 2 Nephi 31:17-18, 3 Nephi 14:21 & 27:33)
  38. In a world with so many conflicting voices, how can I find the truth?
    (Moroni 7:14-19 & 10:4-5, 2 Nephi 32:3)
  39. Will the savior Jesus Christ ever return again?
    (3 Nephi 24:1, Alma 5:28-29 & 50)
  40. What are some of the events that will precede His Second Coming?
    (2 Nephi 12:10-21 & 23:6-11, 3 Nephi 25:1-6)

    Salvation



  41. What is the Plan of Salvation?
    (Alma 34:8-17)
  42. Why is the "original sin" of Adam & Eve not upon me?
    (Moroni 8:8, Mosiah 3:8-11 & 16)
  43. Are we saved by grace, by works, or by both?
    (2 Nephi 25:23, 5/14-21, Alma 5:14-21 & 35-43)
  44. Isn't it enough for me just to believe?
    (Mosiah 2:36-41 & 4:8-10, 5/14-21,Alma 5:14-21 & 35-43)
  45. Why do we have to repent?
    (2 Nephi 2:21, >Alma 7:14-15 & 9/12#12">9:12 & 34:30-38, Moroni 8:25)
  46. Why is baptism necessary?
    (Alma 7:14-15,3 Nephi 11:32-41, Holy Bible: John 3:3-5)
  47. Why do I need the Holy Ghost?
    (2 Nephi 32:5, 3 Nephi 27:20)
  48. I've already been baptized before, why do I need another?
    (3 Nephi 11:21-28 & 12:1-2, Mosiah 18:16-17, Holy Bible: Acts 19:2-6)
  49. Why did Jesus "who did no sin" ( Holy Bible:1 Peter 2:21-22) receive baptism, when baptism is for sinners?
    (2 Nephi 31:5-12, Mormon 7:8 & 10)
  50. Do little children need baptism?
    (Moroni 8:8-24, Mosiah 3:16-18)
  51. Shouldn't I learn everything there is to know, before I am baptized?
    (Alma 32:16-19 & 26-43, 3 Nephi 12:1-2)
  52. What does God want me to do, so that I may receive "Eternal Life"?
    (Alma 22:15-16, 2 Nephi 31:15-18, Jacob 6:11-13, 3 Nephi 15:9-10, Moroni 7:46-48)
  53. How can I have faith to do what is asked of me?
    (1 Nephi 3:7 & 17:3, Alma 26:12, Ether 12:6-18)
  54. Why can't I just put it off until someday later?
    (Mosiah 16:1-5, Alma 34:30-35)
  55. I'm too old and set in my ways, it's too late for me. (Mosiah 2:40, Alma 5:49)
  56. I don't need to change, I'm fine just the way I am. (Mosiah 3:19, Alma 26:21-22 & 41:11)
  57. Are we predestined, or can I choose my own fate?
    (2 Nephi 2:27-28, Helaman 14:30-31)
  58. God wouldn't want me in His kingdom, I could never be forgiven. (Alma 5:33-35, 26/22-23, Mosiah 26:22-23 & 29, 3 Nephi 13:14)
  59. What do we "witness unto the Father" by being baptized?
    (2 Nephi 31:10-13, Mosiah 18:8-10, Alma 7:14-16)
  60. What should I do, after I am baptized?
    (2 Nephi 31:19-21, 1 Nephi 22:30-31, Mosiah 4:6-12)
  61. Life's Questions


  62. What is the purpose of life?
    (2 Nephi 2:25, >Alma 12:24 & 34:30-34)
  63. How can I obtain real and lasting happiness?
    (Mosiah 2:41, >Mormon 7:7-10)
  64. Why can't I live in sin, and still be happy?
    (Alma 41:10-11, Mormon 2:13, Helaman 5:9-11 & 13:38, Mormon 9:3-5)
  65. How can I judge if something is of God, or of the Devil?
    (Moroni 7:12-19, Ether 4:11-12)
  66. What will Satan reward those who follow him?
    (2 Nephi 28:20-23, Alma 5:40-42 & 30:60 & 34:39)
  67. What can I do to serve God, and follow him?
    (2 Nephi 31:10-12, Mosiah 2:16-17)
  68. Whom are we serving when we contend or quarrel with each other?
    (Mosiah 4:14-15, 3 Nephi 11:29-30,Ether 4:8)
  69. To what extent are we held accountable for our choices?
    (Alma 12:12-15, Mosiah 4:30, 2 Nephi 9:13-14 & 25-27)
  70. Why do some think the truth is "hard to bear"?
    (1 Nephi 16:1-3, 2 Nephi 9:40 & 33:4-5)
  71. How can God be both just and merciful at the same time?
    (Alma 34:14-17 & 42:13-30)
  72. What has God ever done for me?
    (2 Nephi 9:19-22, Mosiah 2:21-25 & 3:7 & 16:3-9)
  73. What can I do to repay Him?
    (Mosiah 2:20-25)
  74. Why does God give us weaknesses, and how can I turn them into strengths?
    (Ether 12:27, Jacob 4:7, Moroni 7:33)
  75. Why must there be an "opposition in all things"?
    (2 Nephi 2:11-16 & 22-24)
  76. Life isn't always fair, will God ever right all the wrongs?
    (Mormon 8:40-41, Alma 7:12-13 & 39:8 &41:14-15, 3 Nephi 12:3-12, Mosiah 29:12, Ether 12:4)
  77. Why does God sometimes allow bad things to happen to good people?
    (Alma 14:8-13 & 60:13, Helaman 12:2-3 & 15:3)
  78. If there is a God, why are there so many wars?
    (2 Nephi 5:25, Mosiah 12:2, Helaman 6:17-30, Ether 8:23-26)
  79. What happens to us when we die?
    (Alma 40:11-14)
  80. What will happen in the resurrection?
    (Alma 11:43-44 & 41:1-8)
  81. How was the gift of the resurrection made possible?
    (2 Nephi 2:8, Mosiah 16:6-9, Helaman 14:15-18, Mormon 9:13)

    The Commandments


  82. Why does God give us commandments?
    (Alma 12:31-34, 2 Nephi 26:24, 3 Nephi 27:19-20)
  83. What promises are made to those who keep the commandments?
    (2 Nephi 2:27-28, Mosiah 2:41, Alma 7:15-16, Moroni 4:3 & 5:2, 3 Nephi 15:9-10)
  84. Why do we need to pray always? 2 Nephi 32:8-9, Alma 37:36-37, >3 Nephi 18:15-25)
  85. What should we pray about?
    (Alma 34:17-27 & 39, Moroni 7:46-48)
  86. Why do I need to read the scriptures every day?
    (1 Nephi 15:24, 2 Nephi 25:8 & 31:20 & 32:3, Alma 17:2 &37:43-46, Helaman 3:28-30, Moroni 6:4)
  87. Why would I need to stop "living TOGETHER" and get married?
    (1 Nephi 7:1, Jacob 2:27-28, Mosiah 13:22, Alma 39:3-9)
  88. Why is it important to keep the law of chastity?
    (3 Nephi 12:27-30, Jacob 2:7 & 27-35)
  89. Why do I need to pay tithing?
    (3 Nephi 24:8-12, Holy Bible: Genesis 28:22)
  90. Is it a sin to seek worldly riches?
    (Jacob 2:12-19,2 Nephi 9:28-30)
  91. Why do I need to keep the Word of Wisdom?
    (Alma 7:19-22, Holy Bible: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17)
  92. Why should I have to go to church regularly?
    (Mosiah 13:16-19, Moroni 6:3-6, 3 Nephi 18:10-12)
  93. How can I be free, with all these commandments I'm keeping?
    (2 Nephi 2:24-29 & 10:23-25, Mosiah 5:8, Helaman 14:30-31)
  94. How can I change religions & go against my parent's wishes?
    (Mosiah 1:5-7, Alma 9:16-17, Helaman 15:7-8)
  95. What are some of the pitfalls, lies, and temptations Satan will use to try to lead us astray?
    (1 Nephi 2:12) Murmuring. (Alma 16:18) All kinds of immorality.
    (1 Nephi 8:25-28) Shame because of the world. (Alma 30:12-18) Ye cannot know.
    (1 Nephi 22:23, 2 Nephi 2:29) Lust of the flesh. (Alma 30:22-28) Ye are not free - in bondage.
    (2 Nephi 2:18, Mosiah 16:5) Satan:Liar/Enemy. (Alma 30:42) Lying spirits.
    (2 Nephi 9:28-29 & 42-43) Foolish wisdom. (Alma 30:53) There is no God.
    (2 Nephi 9:30-38) Wo unto the.. (Alma 34:28) Not helping others.
    (2 Nephi 9:39) to be carnally-minded. (Alma 34:33-35) procrastinate the day of your repentance.
    (2 Nephi 9:40) Revile against the truth. (Alma 37:40-46) Slow to heed Christ's word.
    (2 Nephi 25:18) False Messiah. (Alma 39:14) Seek vain things of the world.
    (2 Nephi 26:29-31) Priestcraft. (Alma 46:7-10) Flattering words .
    (2 Nephi 27:27, Alma 39:8) Hide from God. Helaman 4:11-13) A variety of sins revealed.
    (2 Nephi 28:7-9) A little sin. (<>Helaman 7:21) Bearing false witness.
    (2 Nephi 28:15) False doctrines. (Helaman 12:2) Forget the Lord.
    (2 Nephi 28:19-20 & 28) Anger. (Helaman 13:26-29) False prophets.
    (2 Nephi 28:21-22) There is no hell, or devil. (Helaman 13:37) Satan's angels.
    (2 Nephi 32:7) Will not search the scriptures. (3 Nephi 1:18, 6/7#7">Mormon 6:7) Fear.
    (2 Nephi 32:8) Do not pray. (3 Nephi 2:1-3) Blind your eyes.
    (Jacob 4:8-10) Seek to counsel God. (3 Nephi 12:27-30, Alma 39:9) Adultery/Lust.
    (Jacob 6:8-9) Reject and deny the truth. (3 Nephi 13:14-15) Not forgiving others.
    (Jacob 7:1-7, Alma 30:6) Anti-Christs. (3 Nephi 14:24-27) Hearing- but not doing.
    (Mosiah 2:32-33) Contention. (3 Nephi 19:35) Unbelief.
    (Mosiah 15:26) Rebellion. (1 Nephi 1:27, 2 Nephi 28:3-6) False churches.
    (Mosiah 26:1-6) Unbelief of rising generation. (4 Nephi 1:38-39, Jacob 3:10) Bad examples.
    (Alma 4:6-10 & 5:28-32) Pride of the church. (Mormon 1:14) Wickedness.
    (Alma 5:53-54, Jacob 2:13-14)Better than others. (Mormon 1:19) Sorcery, witchcraft etc.
    (Alma 12:9-11) Hardened hearts. (Mormon 8:38) Praise of the world.
    (Alma 13:20, Mormon 8:33) Wrest the scriptures. (Mosiah 13:15-24, 4:29-30) Watch yourself!

    Miscellaneous


  96. Why do we need prophets?
    (1 Nephi 22:2, Moroni 7:31-32, Mormon 9:7-9, Holy Bible: Amos 3:7)
  97. How did the people in America know when Christ was born?
    (3 Nephi 1:15-20)
  98. What happened in America when Christ was crucified?
    (3 Nephi 8:1-22)
  99. What did the resurrected savior Jesus Christ say & do, while He visited the people of ancient America?
    (3 Nephi chapters 11-28)
  100. What must we do, for our nation to remain free?
    (1 Nephi 22:28, 2 Nephi 1:5-7, Alma 26:37 & 45:16, Helaman 7:22-23,3 Nephi 22:17, Ether 2:12, Mosiah 2:31 & 29:25-32)
  101. I'm just one person, what small difference could I possibly make?
    (Alma 37:6-7 & 32:22-23 & 10:22-23, Helaman 13:12-14)
  102. Exactly what things would cause us to lose our lands, and our freedom?
    (Helaman 4:12-13 & 24-25 & 6:17-30, Ether 8:20-26)
  103. When is it our "duty" to go to war?
    (Alma 43:45-47 & 46:11-13 & 18-21 & 28, Alma 48:10-17)
  104. What one thing has a greater tendency to lead people to do that which is right, and establish peace, more than anything else?
    (Alma 31:5, Enos 1:23, Jarom 1:10-12, Words of Mormon 1:17-18)
"Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth..!! (2 Nephi 2:8)

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