The Book of Mormon can enrich your study of the New Testament. Here is a list of connections between the books to help you incorporate the Book of Mormon into your New Testament study.
All the Prophets
On the afternoon of the first Easter, two believers walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus, about 7.5 miles. A stranger joined them who seemed to know nothing about the events of the weekend in Jerusalem. When they shared their disillusionment at the death of Jesus and their bewilderment about reports that He was alive, the stranger... Continue Reading →
The Living Christ and the Book of Mormon
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles is a proclamation published by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1 January 2000. The document speaks of the Savior's mission before birth, during His mortal ministry, and after His death and resurrection, including in our day. It also testifies that He... Continue Reading →
Endure in Faith
Persevering through hardship is an essential component of discipleship. Fifteen times in the Book of Mormon, we are promised that those who endure to the end will be saved and will receive eternal life (1 Nephi 13:37, 1 Nephi 22:31, 2 Nephi 9:24, 2 Nephi 31:15, 16, 20, 2 Nephi 33:4, Omni 1:26, Alma 32:13, 15,... Continue Reading →
“He Cast His Eyes Round About” – 3 Nephi 15:1, 17:5
Jesus was walking down a city street surrounded by people. He was going to the home of an anxious father whose daughter was dying. Suddenly, He stopped and asked, "Who touched me?" His disciples were bewildered: "Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?" A woman came forward and revealed that... Continue Reading →
“That He May Prophesy” – Moroni 10:13
"Before it came to pass, I showed them thee."Isaiah 48:3 One of the gifts Moroni identified that a person can receive by the Spirit of God is "that he may prophesy concerning all things" (Moroni 10:13). (See also 1 Corinthians 12:10, Doctrine & Covenants 46:22, Articles of Faith 1:7.) The Guide to the Scriptures defines... Continue Reading →
“All Things Have Become New” – 3 Nephi 12:47
Clinging to the comfortable past is no way to live. The world around us is constantly changing, and we need to be prepared to face new challenges—and to enjoy new blessings—every day. In the version of the Sermon on the Mount which the Savior delivered on the American continent, He said, "Old things are done... Continue Reading →
What Does the Book of Mormon Fulfill?
This is the fourth of six posts answering a series of questions suggested by President Russell M. Nelson. So far I have written about what the Book of Mormon is, what it affirms, and what it refutes. Today, I am writing about what it fulfills. "The eyes of the blind" The prophet Isaiah wrote about... Continue Reading →
What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus Christ?
A disciple is someone who follows another person for the purpose of learning. (See "disciple," Online Etymological Dictionary.) During the mortal ministry of Jesus Christ, the term was often applied to His twelve apostles, but many other people were also called His disciples: He called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve,... Continue Reading →
Why Did the Nephites Keep the Law of Moses?
The apostle Paul told the saints in Galatia that the law of Moses had served as a "schoolmaster" to help them develop faith in Jesus Christ. After they developed faith, they didn't need the schoolmaster any more (Galatians 3:24-25). The Book of Mormon prophet Jacob also recognized that the law of Moses was intended to... Continue Reading →