The Book of Mormon IS the word of God. It records a fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we recognize this book to be sacred. For many of us, it brings great peace and hope in troubling times.
"I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually." 1 Kings 9:3
Because we believe The Book of Mormon to be the actual word of God, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were quickly given the nickname, “Mormon” in 1830.
We know that God loves ALL His children and wants them all to return to Him. He doesn’t care if they live in Jerusalem or Santiago. God could not give instruction to one group of people and not another – it would contradict His loving nature.
"We must learn to accord appreciation and respect for others who are as sincere in their beliefs and practices as are we.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
Is there any conflict between science and religion? There is no conflict in the mind of God, but often there is conflict in the minds of men." Henry Eyring, Sr.
Go to the costume section and you will inevitably find a devil costume with red horns and a tail. Watch a horror movie and see Satan depicted as an ugly frightening beast. He's scary and loud and invokes fear.