Casey Elliott

The Book of Mormon provides an answer to one of the most fundamentally common questions asked by mankind. “How can I get closer to God?” Joseph Smith taught “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” I have found this claim to be true in my own life. Reading the Book of Mormon has brought me closer to God which in turn has blessed my life in every possible way. The ancient writers of the book make it clear that they were imperfect servants of God, but that the writing was inspired by God. They’re so confident of this that they invite the reader multiple times to not just take their word for it but to ask God if what they write is true. As a child, I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true, and through several experiences learned for myself that it is! That divine answer has been reaffirmed by the power of the Holy Ghost many times since. “And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.” (Moroni 10:5) The teachings of the Book of Mormon are simple, clear, and powerful, and I am eternally grateful to have had its companionship for most of my life.