Article of Faith 8


We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

The scriptures are a record of the teachings of the prophets. When we read the scriptures, we learn the principles of the gospel and how to return to our Heavenly Father. We believe and follow the teachings in four books of scripture: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. We also can hear, read, and follow the teachings of our modern-day prophets.

Read the sentences in the stars. If the sentence is about the Bible, color the star yellow. If the sentence is about the Book of Mormon, color the star red. If the sentence is about both books, color the star green.

scripture stars(click to view larger)

This book was written on gold plates by prophets in ancient America, buried in the ground by Moroni, and translated by Joseph Smith.

This book tells about Jesus Christ before He was born, His life, His death, and His Resurrection.

The book has an Old Testament and a New Testament.

This book is scripture.

This book is about prophets, the commandments of God, and people who chose right and wrong.

This book has books written by Nephi, Jacob, Alma, and Moroni.

This book begins with the words, “In the beginning.”

This book begins with the words, “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents.”

This book tells about Jesus healing the sick, organizing His Church, and instituting the sacrament.

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