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 Bible has the words of prophets who testified of Jesus Christ. When people translated it, they changed or left out some important parts. That’s why we believe the Bible is the word of God except for any errors or missing parts.

The Book of Mormon also contains teachings of prophets. Joseph Smith translated it with Heavenly Father’s help, so nothing was changed or left out.

Articles of Faith in Action

I decided I wanted to finish the Book of Mormon by myself, so I started reading it. I finally finished about a week ago. I was very happy. My favorite part was 2 Nephi 30:12–14, where all the animals and children will love each other when Jesus comes back.

Catherine J., age 6, Utah, USA

Memorization Tip

Article of Faith 8 is about the scriptures, which include the Pearl of Great Price. Eight rhymes with great.

This Month’s Challenges

  • Memorize Article of Faith 8.

  • What does the Book of Mormon say about the Bible? Read Mormon 7:8–10 to find out.

  • Choose a favorite scripture. Write it on a piece of paper and hang it where you can see and read it often.

  • I challenge myself to …