This is the last of six blog posts answering a set of questions recommended by President Russell M. Nelson. So far, I have written about what the Book of Mormon is, what it affirms, what it refutes, what it fulfills, and what it clarifies. Here are some of the truths that the book reveals to us:
- Prophets knew about Jesus Christ hundreds of years before His birth (Jacob 4:4).
- It is possible for each of us to receive revelation directly from God through the Holy Ghost (1 Nephi 10:17-19, Moroni 10:3-5).
- There is a period of time between our death and our resurrection. During that time, our spirits will live in one of two states: a state of happiness and peace called paradise, or a state of fear and misery known as outer darkness (Alma 40:6-14).
- Jesus visited the American continent following His death and resurrection (3 Nephi 10:18-19).
- God wants us to be happy, and He has created a plan to help us achieve our full potential. This plan is called the plan of salvation, the plan of redemption, the plan of happiness, or the plan of mercy (Alma 12:25-33, Alma 42).
- Jesus Christ took upon Himself not only our sins but everything we suffer. He knows perfectly how to succor us in our infirmities (Alma 7:11-12).
Today, I will be grateful for the knowledge of God which we have because of the Book of Mormon. I will remember that He wants me and all of His children to be happy, and that He is willing to help us overcome every obstacle and achieve a state of joy.