Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 194; “Perfection of the Book of Mormon –Sunday, 28.—I spent the day in the council with the Twelve Apostles at the house of President Young, conversing with them upon a variety of subjects. Brother Joseph Fielding was present, having been absent four years on a mission to England. 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. (November 28, 1841.) —DHC 4:461.”
Matthew 24:35; “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
For the Christian the way we get closer to God is by studying His word, worshipping Him and praising all the things He has done for us.