What the book of mormon tells us about jesus christ religious. Author includes a chart showing the average number of references to christ per book in the book of mormon, and a second chart listing the one hundred different names and titles of jesus in the book. Maxwell institute series helps readers see the book of mormon. The book consists of 42 chapters, each focusing on important aspects of. Useful book of mormon quotations on revelations of christ. Some are obvious, like hasa diga eebowai being a reference to hakuna matata. Bible quotations are from the new american standard version. Ten amazing references to christ in the book of mormon. The bible and the book of mormon the church of jesus christ of. After his resurrection, christ visited his followers in the americas and taight them his gospel as he had in the middle east.
The book of mormon has been translated from english into over 105 languages. It was first published in march 1830 by joseph smith as the book of mormon. Extra musical references in the book of mormon that. For the twelve million members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints worldwide six million in the united states, the book of mormon is literally the word of god, a companion volume to the bible that contains the everlasting gospel. I dont think the answer is written down anywhere, but i recall hearing that there are over 100. The score for book of mormon seems to filled with musical references to other shows. Why does the book of mormon reference an ominous east wind.
Christ as father and son in mosiah 15 the interpreter. May 07, 2020 spencer also noted that first nephi is the most womensaturated book in the book of mormon, citing references to sariah, the daughters of ishmael and christs mother, mary, along with feminine imagery in passages from isaiah. According to lds infographic, there are 3,925 references to christ in the volume. Apr 12, 2016 extra musical references in the book of mormon posted on april 12, 2016 by thatmusicaltheatrenerd before i went to see the book of mormon at the end of march, i thoroughly educated myself on all the songs from the show and became completely obsessed with them. Reference guide to the book of mormon the church of jesus. Fewer references to christ are made during these periods of darkness, probably because his influence is lessened due to the unrighteous actions of man.
Approximately million copies of the book of mormon have been printed since 1830. What emerges, then, from mormons abridgmentthe book of mormonof the lord jesus christ. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. Through the instrumentality of the holy ghost, these prophets also knew that their writings were to bear testimony that jesus is the christ. The east wind shows up twice in the book of mormon, with exactly the same negative connotation. The book of mormon persuades us to believe in christ. How many times is jesus mentioned in the book of mormon. How many times is jesus mentioned in the book of mormon, using. Why are there christ and church references in the book of. Charles tate, an english professor at byu did some numbercrunching and heres what he found. For the use of students and missionaries of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints several years ago elders laboring in the.
Jehovah, immanuel, holy messiah, lamb of god, redeemer of israel, and so on. The church of jesus christ of latterday saintsedit. The book is a doctrinal study on the life and ministry of jesus christ and is widely appreciated by members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church. Unlike the moistureladen west wind from the mediterranean sea, the east wind, originating in the arabian desert, is dry and desiccating. The book of mormon, above all else, bears witness to the divinity of jesus christ and contains the doctrines of the gospel of jesus christ. The book of mormon another testament of jesus christ. Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the lord is able to do all things. The book of mormon teaches that ultimately a testimony of the redeeming power of christ is confirmed by the power of the holy spirit, whether one lives before, during, or after the mortal life of christ moroni 10. Dec 27, 2018 such references reflect conditions in the palestinian home of the biblical authors. For the use of students and missionaries of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints classic reprint william a. Dec 12, 2016 moroni 45 present the prayers that the nephites used in administering the sacrament. This may be because the lord was to them, as he is to each of us, both the same and different. The book of mormon is one of four sacred texts or standard works of the lds. Margaret bingman of the community of christ formerly the rlds church did essentially the same thing with her encyclopedia of the book of mormon, published in 1978.
Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the scriptures. Here is a copy of the book of mormon that has been marked red for each reference to god and jesus christ. It would be impossible to discuss all of them, since the savior is mentioned an average of every 1. Apr 11, 2020 book of mormon references to deity by charles d. The idea for the book of mormon reference companion originated in spring 1996. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints, 1981, 2nd nephi 32. There are 25% more references to christ than in the new testament. Our heritage a brief history of the church of jesus christ. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints believe the holy bible and the book of mormon. The book of mormon is a pillar of revealed truth supporting and upholding the chief cornerstone, who is jesus christ.
What the book of mormon tells us about jesus christ. The english editions of the book of mormon published today generally result in a book of over 500 pages. For example, the angel in nephis vision says to nephi, look and behold the condescension of god, following which he is shown a vision of jesus christ. Jesus christ in the scriptures the encyclopedia of mormonism. Its not a search that one can simply do by checking a search engine.
With the faith now of one of the fastestgrowing religions in the country, doubleday is proud to publish this first official. Mormons teach that salvation exaltation comes through faith in christ plus baptism plus works, i. A dynamic, interactive, webfriendly presentation of the book of mormon. The book of mormon reference companion was created by a family of faithful people from varying backgrounds who love the book of mormon and believe it is the word of god. For information on sources of mormon quotations, see the section titled mormon documents. The prophet joseph smith said, 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 joseph smith, history of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, 7 vols. Extra musical references in the book of mormon that musical. Maxwell institute series helps readers see the book of. The proper use of the book of mormon as sacred scripture has been under wide discussion in the 1970s and beyond, in part because of longstanding questions about its historical authenticity and in part because of perceived. Apr 20, 20 in this series, we are exploring some of the references to the lord jesus christ in the book of mormon. There are three possible ways to approach this puzzle, dealing with archaeology, ancient cultural practices, and difficulties in translation.
The book of mormon reference companion religious studies. Jesus christ and his doctrine are the only way to eternal life. May 12, 2015 how many references in the book of mormon refer to the name of jesus besides the great i am. The book of mormon the bible family is forever purpose of life coming closer to god jesus christ s church forgiveness life after death baptism temples healthy living belong worship services people and programs missionaries. Names of christ in the book of mormon book of mormon central. It is a spiritual topic, associated with faith, belief, testimony, emotion, revelation, and personal conviction. Being aware of the number of references to christ, having an understanding of the meanings for each name, and knowing when his influence can be greatest. Written by prophets to a people who lived in america long before white people ever came, some believe they were the beginnings of some native indian tribes. Book of mormon gospel doctrine teachers manual, 1999. The book of mormon is a volume of scripture that centers on god the father and his son, jesus christ.
The mormons a nickname for members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints added a subheading to the book to explain that it is a second witness of the lord. The book of mormon is known as a second witness for jesus christ, and the bible and book of mormon are carried and used together by the missionaries and members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, thus fulfilling the scripture and the sticks whereon thou. In 1978, susan ward easton completed a statistical study of 100 names or titles referring to jesus christ from almighty, lord of the vineyard, stone, to wonderful and found that there are 3,925 references to the savior in the book of mormon names of christ. However, when the book of mormon says the whole earth it does not actually mean the entire planet, but rather every place within the local peoples experience. As is well known, the book of mormon is saturated with references to jesus christ. The pages bespeak faith and testimony of jesus christ and an absolute belief in the historicity of the book of mormon account. A study of the messiah and his mission according to the holy scriptures both ancient and modern is a 1915 book by james e. There are also a number of references to the destruction in the new world that accompanied christs death to the whole earth. The book of mormon is changing the lives of people all.
The church of christ was the original name of the latter day saint church founded by joseph smith. The book of mormon is the testimony from the western hemisphere supporting the claim of the bible that jesus is the christ, the savior of the world. They had a conviction of his divinity because the holy ghost had revealed it unto them. So much for the book of mormon being a different gospel than the bible the record of this visit is found in the book of 3rd nephi, in the book of mormon. The book of mormon is known as a second witness for jesus christ, and the bible and book of mormon are carried and used together by the missionaries and members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints, thus fulfilling the scripture and the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. Welcome to the christian center for book of mormon study. Although these prayers, as known to moroni, were recorded here centuries after the visit of christ to the book of mormon peoples, moroni indicated that the elders and priests of his time administered it according to the commandments of christ in a manner that moroni claimed was true. Simply put, the name christ is a greek translation of the jewish name messiah, which both mean the anointed.
Another testament of jesus christ is the the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Organized informally in 1829 in new york and then formally on april 6, 1830, it was the first organization to implement the principles found in smiths newly published book of mormon, and thus represents the formal beginning of the latter day saint movement. He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. In its more than 6,000 verses, the book of mormon refers to jesus christ almost 4,000 times and by 100 different names. How many references in the book of mormon refer to the. Both volumes of scripture are a compilation of teachings as recorded by ancient prophets. Citing religious sources brigham young universityidaho. Major book of mormon authors used sixtyseven different names to refer to jesus christ. Dec 30, 2018 this is a misconception that neither christ or church existed before the new testament. Each possible explanation also teaches important lessons about archaeology, ancient writings, and the. Grant mcmurray reflected on increasing questions about the book of mormon. A companion to your study of the book of mormon by daniel h. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds.
The book of mormon the bible family is forever purpose of life coming closer to god jesus christs church forgiveness life after death baptism temples healthy living belong worship services people and programs missionaries. Finding the first use of the name christ in the book of mormon. Oh, and youll notice the publisher of the book of mormon. The book of mormon reference companion book of mormon. The book of mormon is a compilation of several books written by ancient prophets. The reference companion also contains scriptures from other standard works that readers can look up and compare with book of mormon references. The book of mormon testifies of jesuss ministry in the americas following his resurrection. The book of mormon reference companion religious studies center. And we talk of christ, we rejoice in christ, we preach of christ, we prophesy of christ and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to.
Jun 24, 2012 ive often thought that those who claim mormons arent christians havent even read the title page of the book of mormon, much less given it any serious consideration or study. In a day when many claim that the mormon church is a cult and certainly not a christian church, it is interesting to note that the book of mormon has 476 references to the lord jesus christ by name. Appearance and ministry to the inhabitants of the americas. First, he is seen as the son of the father, the only begotten of the father, anda point not made clear in the biblethe organizer and creator of the earth which rejoiced at least in the americas with radiant light at his mortal birth and was. Bible ties to the book of mormon bible reference for lds beliefs. Gathering zion does the book of mormon reference christ. Prophets and prophecies of the old testament by duane s. There literally is not a more christcentered book in the world. An account written by the hand of mormon upon plates taken from the plates of nephi. Next to the book of mormon references in this chart are corresponding references in the book of isaiah.
The divinity of christ is proclaimed by prophets in the book of mormon. The following topics and references provide insight into the peoples, places, doctrines, and events of the book of mormon. The church of jesus christ of latterday saints believes the book of mormon is a companion scripture to the bible. The bible and the book of mormon work closely together to fulfill a common. The book of mormon is a sacred text of the latter day saint movement, which, according to adherents, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the american continent from approximately 2200 bc to ad 421. Apr 01, 20 it may surprise you to learn that the book of mormon is actually a book about jesus christ, the same jesus found in the bible. Transcribed only once, from ancient writings, this book is an. Because the book of mormon reference companion is one of the most useful teaching reference books in recent years, we asked the general editor of this volume to describe the purpose of this book as well as some things he learned while compiling it. In 1978, susan ward easton completed a statistical study of 100 names or titles referring to jesus christ from almighty, lord of the vineyard, stone, to wonderful and found that there are 3,925 references to the savior in the book of mormon names of christ in the book of mormon, ensign, july 1978. Reference guide to the book of mormon church of jesus christ.
Citing the book of mormon and other common religious sources mla the book of mormon. The book of mormon is another witness of jesus christ and confirms truths from the holy bible. Another testament of jesus christ are two volumes of scripture that testify of the divinity and earthly ministry of the savior, jesus christ. Apr 11, 2016 the book of mormon mentions horses a few times, even though were not in the americas before the spanish arrived, according to current expert opinion. Of these names, many were used exclusively by one author, while others were used almost universally. The main nephite prophets who quoted isaiah were nephi, jacob, and abinadi. The book of mormon often speaks of jehovah, the premortal christ as god. The foregoing are not by any means all of the references in the book of mormon identifying jesus as the ancient god of israel known as jehovah, but they are. The setting of the book of mormon the events recorded in the book o f mormon took place in ancient america. There exists in the book one hundred different names and titles of jesus, appearing an average of once every 1. Further understanding of mans relationship to christ, the central figure of the book of mormon, occurs through a study of the periods of apostasy, contention, and war. Follow the example below, take note that the book, chapter, and verse will not be written in the full works cited citation. This chart lists book of mormon passages that quote or paraphrase the words of isaiah, which held great meaning for the nephites and also apply to us today.1218 776 1485 708 1352 735 668 214 778 344 400 705 1460 1253 108 1089 1455 1409 769 1526 70 1326 911 1192 363 517 507 705 981 461 1461 570 1469 416 541 103 32 1274 1419 1487 1432 1499