Modern-day Prophets and Apostles Testify of the Book of Mormon

  • 22 June 2011

“The central purpose of the Book of Mormon is its testament of Jesus Christ.” —President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

With the recent increase in interest about the Book of Mormon, the Prophets and Apostles Speak Today section of LDS.org has posted a video compilation of modern-day prophets witnessing of the divinity of the Book of Mormon and testifying of its ability to change lives.

An official Church statement in February read, “the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.”

President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, bore witness of this. “The central purpose of the Book of Mormon is its testament of Jesus Christ. Of more than 6,000 verses in the Book of Mormon, far more than half refer directly to Him,” he said.

Describing his first reading of the Book of Mormon in its entirety, he said, “That was a life-changing event. After that, I never set the book aside.”