QUOTE: “From the pages of the Book of Mormon comes Moroni’s promise that through prayer, real intent, and faith in Christ, we may know the truth of these promises ‘by the power of the Holy Ghost.’ With other latter-day prophets, I testify of the truthfulness of this ‘most correct of any book on earth,’ even the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. Its message spans the earth and brings its readers to a knowledge of the truth. It is my testimony that the Book of Mormon changes lives. May each of us read it and reread it. And may we joyfully share our testimonies of its precious promises with all of God’s children.” –Thomas S. Monson, First Presidency Message: Precious Promises of the Book of Mormon, Liahona, October 2011. [source]
COMMENTARY: If you are taking a history test in school and don’t know the answer, just pray, because by the power of the Holy Ghost you may know the truth of all things. Oh. You still got the answer wrong? Well, maybe the Holy Ghost forgot to study history, too. But while the Holy Ghost may be a little rusty on history, Google seems to come up with the correct answer rather quickly. Just don’t search Google for Book of Mormon anachronisms. The Holy Ghost is sure to flee from that evil information. And then how will you know what information is historically accurate? I think your best bet is to leave studying to people of little faith and simply embrace prayer as your path to knowledge. That approach has served humans for hundreds of thousands of years and it has verified the truthfulness of thousands of different religions. Your ancestors didn’t need Google, and you don’t either. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.