Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been given the nickname “Mormons” since the beginning of the Church. The Church itself has also been called the “Mormon Church” for long time. These nicknames make a disservice to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they eliminate the most important element of the name of the Church, the reference to Jesus Christ.
President Russell M. Nelson said about this:
The most important thing in those names is the absence of the Savior’s name. To remove the Lord’s name from the Lord’s Church is a major victory for Satan. When we discard the Savior’s name, we are subtly disregarding all that Jesus Christ did for us—even His Atonement. the hide and eliinate the name of teh Lord, they have been easily cresated based on the book of scriptures called the Book of Mormon, who.
It was the Savior Himself who said, “For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
But where these nicknames come from? They come from The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
What is the Book of Mormon?
The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and confirms the truths found in the Holy Bible.
Both volumes of scripture are a compilation of teachings as recorded by ancient prophets. While the Bible details events in the eastern hemisphere, the Book of Mormon documents the lives of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas.
The book was written by many ancient prophets who lived in ancient America by the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Their words, written on gold plates, were quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon
The Book of Mormon teaches about God and Jesus Christ.
God called Joseph Smith to be a prophet and help restore the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth. An angel directed Joseph to find ancient spiritual and historical writings that had been buried for over 1,000 years.
They were written on gold plates by prophets in ancient America and passed down from generation to generation, then buried until the time was right for Joseph to find them.
How Was the Book of Mormon Translated?
Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon into English through the gift and power of God.
Special tools were buried alongside the gold plates, which helped Joseph translate the writings into English. He often used either “interpreters”—two stones set in a metal rim, resembling eyeglasses—or a seer stone to help him in the translation process.
Several people served as scribe for Joseph as he translated, including his wife, Emma; a family friend, Martin Harris; and a schoolteacher, Oliver Cowdery.
Upon completion, the translated document became known as the Book of Mormon. All those involved in the translation of the Book of Mormon believed it was a miracle and testified of its divinity for the rest of their lives. The Book of Mormon is now published in over 100 languages and teaches about God, Jesus Christ, and Their love for all people.
The story of the discovery and translation of the Book of Mormon may seem strange to some people. However, I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scriptures. Many years ago, for the first time I read the book, I pondered its teachings, and then I asked God in prayer to know whether the book was a true books of scriptures or not, and I received a spiritual confirmation of its truthfulness. Since that day I had many other experiences that confirmed my initial testimony.
Many others have had similar experiences, and those who want to know the truth, may receive the same confirmation by following the same process.