Special Witness

Russell M. Nelson

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


Russell M. Nelson
From “Living by Scriptural Guidance,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 17, 18; “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 69, 71.

How can I gain a testimony of the scriptures?

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • As you ponder and pray about doctrinal principles, the Holy Ghost will speak to your mind and your heart.

  • When you read the Book of Mormon, concentrate on the main figure in the book—from its first chapter to the last—the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God.

  • In your journey through life, you meet many obstacles and make some mistakes. Scriptural guidance helps you to recognize error and make the necessary correction.

  • We savor the scriptures by studying them in a spirit of delightful discovery and faithful obedience.

  • The Book of Mormon can help with personal problems in a very real way. Do you want to get rid of a bad habit? Do you want to improve relationships in your family? Do you want to increase your spiritual capacity? Read the Book of Mormon!

  • Each individual who prayerfully studies the Book of Mormon can receive a testimony of its divinity.

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