May 1, 2013

Making Mormon Out of the Bible

Ashby Boyle, Meridian Magazine

Reading the Book of Mormon transforms and heals lives. From healing heartache to quickening our intellect, the Holy Spirit’s power is intensified during our study of the Book of Mormon. Not only are our hearts touched with a feeling that is more than mere emotion, but our minds can also become filled with light as we learn the doctrines of Christ. And then stay lit all day.

The power of the Holy Spirit is past our knowing, which we learn from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. There is a certain equivalency: with the Spirit’s companionship, we can discern both the Christian nature of the Book of Mormon, as well as the Mormon nature of the Bible.

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