1 Nephi 19:6
A Sacred Book
6 Nevertheless, I do not write anything upon plates save it be that I think it be sacred. And now, if I do err, even did they err of old; not that I would excuse myself because of other men, but because of the weakness which is in me, according to the flesh, I would excuse myself.
Nephi was very careful to write only the things that he thought were sacred. He is humble about it and declares that he weak because he is human so people may find errors because of it but it is as perfect as he can get it.
I quote from the link above-this link will bring you to some wonderful talks and videos on the scriptures.Jesus Christ taught the value of the scriptures to his disciples. He said that “whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived.” Joseph Smith was inspired by the Holy Bible to turn to his Father in prayer, leading to the opening of the heavens and the restoration of the gospel in the latter-days.
In previous verses I have quoted many prophets who have been commanded to write. All of them chose to write that which is sacred and would be valuable to people as they read, ponder and pray about them.
Reading and studying the scriptures will bring us to Christ. They are His words. They are inspired by Him, They are about Him and His teachings.
from Jeffrey R. Holland Oct. 11 LiahonaThe holy affirmations I have had regarding the Savior and His restored Church first came tome as a young man when I read the Book ofMormon. It was while reading this sacred record that I felt—again and again—the undeniable whispering of the Holy Ghostdeclaring to my soul its truthfulness.
I further testify that not one of us can come to full faith in this latter-day work and there by find the fullest measure of peace and comfort in our times until he or she embraces the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it testifies. As Mormon said to Moroni in one of their most demanding times, so I say in our demanding times: “Be faithful in Christ. … And may the grace of Godthe Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of his power … be,and abide with you forever” (Moroni 9:25–26).
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I further testify that not one of us can come tofull faith in this latter-day work and thereby find the fullest measure of peace and comfort in our times until he or she embraces the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it testifies. As Mormon said to Moroni in one of their most demanding times, so I say in our demanding times: “Be faithful in Christ. … And may the grace of Godthe Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of his power … be,and abide with you forever” (Moroni 9:25–26).
...“The Lord is not trifling with us when he gives us these things, for ‘unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.’ (Luke 12:48.) Access to these things means responsibility for them. We must study the scriptures according to the Lord’s commandment(see 3 Ne. 23:1–5); and we must let them governI add my voice to these wise and inspired brethren and say to you that one of the most important things you can do as priesthood leaders is to immerse yourselves in the scriptures. Search them diligently. Feast upon the words of Christ. Learn the doctrine. Master the principles that are found therein. There are few other efforts that will bring greater dividends to your calling. There are few other ways to gain greater inspiration as you serve.
But that alone, as valuable as it is, is not enough. You must also bend your efforts and your activities to stimulating meaningful scripture study among the members of the Church. Often we spend great effort in trying to increase the activity levels in our stakes. We work diligently to raise the percentages of those attending sacrament meetings. We labor to get a higher percentage of our young men on missions. We strive to improve the numbers of those marrying in the temple. All of these are commendable efforts and important to the growth of the kingdom. But when individual members and families immerse themselves in the scriptures regularly and consistently, these other areas of activity will automatically come. Testimonies will increase. Commitment will be strengthened. Families will be fortified. Personal revelation will flow.
Because only sacred things were recorded in the Book of Mormon, it enables us to feel the sacredness of the book when we study it prayerfully. It enables us to receive revelation for ourselves. I don't think we as mortals can fully understand the importance and sacredness of this book. We can certainly gain great joy from it and direction as we embrace it's teachings.
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