What the Church Teaches about Scriptures


Topical Guide, “Scripture”

Guide to the Scriptures, “Scriptures”

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Thomas S. Monson, “Be Your Best Self,” Apr. 2009 general conference

Crash courses are not nearly so effective as the day-to-day reading and application of the scriptures in our lives. Become acquainted with the lessons the scriptures teach. Learn the background and setting of the Master’s parables and the prophets’ admonitions. Study them as though they were speaking to you, for such is the truth.

Richard G. Scott, “The Power of Scripture,” Oct. 2011 general conference

Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high.

Tad R. Callister, “The Book of Mormon—a Book from God,” Oct. 2011 general conference

Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an indispensable witness of the doctrines of Christ and His divinity.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Safety for the Soul,” Oct. 2009 general conference

I want it absolutely clear when I stand before the judgment bar of God that I declared to the world … that the Book of Mormon is true.

Russell M. Nelson, “Scriptural Witnesses,” Oct. 2007 general conference

Scriptures of the Restoration do not compete with the Bible; they complement the Bible.

“What We Believe: The Scriptures Teach and Testify of Jesus Christ,” Liahona, Jan. 2011

Latter-day prophets counsel us to study the scriptures every day, both individually and with our families.

D. Todd Christofferson, “The Blessing of Scripture,” Apr. 2010 general conference

The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Craig C. Christensen, “A Book with a Promise,” Apr. 2008 general conference

I pray that we will continue to use the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ to share the gospel message with family and friends.

Henry B. Eyring, “A Discussion on Scripture Study,” Liahona, July 2005

Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares thoughts and insights about the importance of scripture study in individual spiritual growth.

Chapter 6: “Discovering the Scriptures for Ourselves,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball

When Spencer W. Kimball was 14 years old, he heard Brigham Young’s daughter Susa Young Gates speak at a stake conference on the subject of reading the scriptures. He recalled: “She gave a rousing talk on the reading of the scriptures and making them our own; then she stopped her dissertation to ask this mixed congregation, about a thousand of us, ‘How many of you have read the Bible through?’”

Julie B. Beck, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” Apr. 2004 general conference

If you have not already developed the habit of daily scripture study, start now and keep studying.

Robert D. Hales, “Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation,” Oct. 2006 general conference

Sacred records bear testimony of the Savior and lead us to Him.

Cheryl C. Lant, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” Oct. 2005 general conference

There is absolutely nothing more important we can do for our families than to strengthen them in the scriptures.

David A. Bednar, “Because We Have Them before Our Eyes,” Liahona, Apr. 2006

Applying five principles to your scripture study can help you not only learn more about the Savior but also become more like Him.

Jay E. Jensen, “Scripture Stories as Patterns for Our Lives,” Liahona, July 2009

I have been led to a significant scripture study pattern that can help us better understand the scriptures.

Chapter 12: “Rich Treasures in the Scriptures,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff

When we search the scriptures in the same Spirit by which they were given, we gain a greater understanding of God’s will.

Chapter 17: “The Scriptures,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young

Learning and living by the teachings of the scriptures bring inspiration and direction to our lives.

Cheryl C. Lant, “Teaching Our Children from the Scriptures,” Liahona, Aug. 2010

Children have an amazing capacity to understand the principles of the gospel.

L. Tom Perry, “The Returned Missionary,” Liahona, Jan. 2002

The scriptures are always there to deepen our understanding of the purpose of life and what we need to do to make life more fulfilling and rewarding. Please keep alive the practice of regular individual and companion scripture study.

Mary N. Cook, “Anchors of Testimony,” Apr. 2008 general conference

Strengthen your faith by following this pattern of prayer, study, and obedience to the commandments.

Chapter 7: “The Scriptures, ‘Great Reservoirs of Spiritual Water,’” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee

Great reservoirs of spiritual water, called scriptures, have been provided in this day and have been safeguarded that all might partake and be spiritually fed, and that they thirst not.