When Life Is More Than You Can Stand - KNEEL

Every once in a while, we need a little boost to help us over the bumps and mountains in life. This is my help: Holy Scripture.......

We all have our Goliaths.

When I was in my twenties, I thought, seriously, that God was dead.  Then, I read this book. Here is the actual introduction to it which tells you what it is about.

Jesus Christ was born to Mary, a virgin, and raised by his mortal parents, coming to manhood in Galilee. He was the Son of God, who came to Earth to show us, his brothers and sisters, the way back to Heavenly Father.

Introduction to the Book of Mormon

 The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel.
The Prophet, Mormon, abridged  many metal plates of ancient scripture into the Book of Mormon, for our time.

 The book was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. The record gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel. This group is known as the Jaredites. After thousands of years, all were destroyed except the Lamanites, and they are among the ancestors of the American Indians.
Jesus Christ visited the people of the Americas after his resurrection. "Other sheep I have", he said,
 "which are not of this fold." John 10:16

The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after His resurrection. It puts forth the doctrines of the gospel, outlines the plan of salvation, and tells men what they must do to gain peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come.

Joseph Smith was a young man of 14 when he prayed to know which church he should join.  

After Mormon completed his writings, he delivered the account to his son Moroni, who added a few words of his own and hid up the plates in the Hill Cumorah. On September 21, 1823, the same Moroni, then a glorified, resurrected being, appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith and instructed him relative to the ancient record and its destined translation into the English language.
Jesus Christ appeared to the Nephite inhabitants of America after his resurrection to teach and minister to them. Upwards of 2,000 people witnessed his visit.

 In due course the plates were delivered to Joseph Smith, who translated them by the gift and power of God. The record is now published in many languages as a new and additional witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that all who will come unto Him and obey the laws and ordinances of His gospel may be saved.

Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from gold plates.

 Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.”

Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will bring you a copy of the 
Book of Mormon if you ask.

 In addition to Joseph Smith, the Lord provided for eleven others to see the gold plates for themselves and to be special witnesses of the truth and divinity of the Book of Mormon. Their written testimonies are included herewith as “The Testimony of Three Witnesses” and “The Testimony of Eight Witnesses.”

The gospel as found in the Bible and the Book of Morman is the word of Jesus Christ to the inhabitants of Earth.

We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. (See Moroni 10:3–5.)

I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was a true scripture of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of it was made known to me, privately and personally. It can be made known to you, as well.

Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah.

Follow the links in the text to learn more. To obtain a free copy of the Book of Mormon......just call 877-537-0003 and someone will bring it to you.

One of my favorite Hymns:

All Glory, Laud, and Honor
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ we sing,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
The people of the Hebrews with palms adorned your way;
our praise and prayer and anthems we offer you this day.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ we sing.
O Promised One of Israel, of David’s royal line,
the one called “God’s beloved,” of flesh and yet divine.
To you before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise;
to you, now high exalted, our melody we raise.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing.
As you received their praises, receive our prayers today,
whose justice and whose mercy and sovereignty hold sway.
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
All glory, laud, and honor to you, O Christ, we sing!

Theodulph of Orleans, words, trans. John Mason Neale
Melchior Teschner, music (1584-1635)

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