Why the Book of Mormon is 'the most correct book'

July 22, 2009
source: The Examiner

Many sectarian Christians are offended by the statement of the Prophet Joseph Smith that the Book of Mormon is the "most correct" of any religious book and that a man would get closer to God by reading it than any other. Unlike sectarian Christians, who believe the Bible is inerrant, Latter-day Saints don't believe any religious book to be without error. Although scripture is inspired by God, it is subject to the weaknesses of men in writing, translating, and interpreting the context of various passages. Only through the Holy Ghost can one obtain a knowledge of saving truth, whether it comes to us via preaching, scriptures, prayer, etc.

The Bible alone cannot be the sole source of God's truth. Certainly, the multitude of Christian sects, whose doctrines contradict one another, all lean upon the Bible as evidence that their interpretations are true. The confusion and disunity that results is unbecoming and is not of God. Their predicament is compounded by their rejection of the prospect of modern-day revelation. Seeing the confusion and contradictions between the churches of men, it is understandable that many people would reject "organized religion" (meaning sectarianism) and come to the conclusion that God does not exist.

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