Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of the Church, 1985–1994
The Book of Mormon is
the keystone in our witness of Jesus Christ, who is Himself
the cornerstone of everything we do. . . . Just as the arch
crumbles if the keystone is removed, so does all the Church
stand or fall with the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. .
. . If the Book of Mormon be true?and millions have now
testified that they have the witness of the Spirit that it
is indeed true?then one must accept the claims of the
Restoration and all that accompanies it.
Russell M. Nelson, Apostle, 1984–present
I have read [the
Book of Mormon] many times. I have also read much that
has been written about it. Some authors have focused upon
its stories, its people, or its vignettes of history.
Others have been intrigued by its language structure
or its records of weapons, geography, animal life,
techniques of building, or systems of weights and measures.
Interesting as these matters may be, study of the Book
of Mormon is most rewarding when one focuses on its
primary purpose—to testify of Jesus Christ.
William W. Phelps, Early Member of the Church
By that book I found a
key to the holy prophets; and by that book began to unfold
the mysteries of God, and I was made glad. Who can . . .
estimate the worth of such a book?