Book of Mormon and Bible“Today, a century and a half after its first publication, [the Book of Mormon] is more widely read than at any time in its history. . .  Its appeal is as timeless as truth, as universal as mankind.  It is the only book that contains within its covers a promise that by divine power the reader may know with certainty of its truth.  Its origin is miraculous; when the story of that origin is first told to one unfamiliar with it, it is almost unbelievable.  But the book is here to be felt and handled and read.  No one can dispute its presence.  All efforts to account for its origin, other than the account given by Joseph Smith, have been shown to lack substance.  It is a record of ancient America.  It is a scripture of the New World, as certainly as the Bible is the scripture of the Old.  Each speaks of the other.  Each carries with it the spirit of inspiration, the power to convince and to convert.  Together they become two witnesses, hand in hand, that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of the living God.”

(”‘An Angel from on High, the Long, Long Silence Broke,’” Ensign, November 1979, pp. 7-8.)

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