“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:3
This was a week of inner reflection as America buried its 41st President, George HW Bush. The importance of who this man was couldn’t be missed in the regalia of numerous ceremonies honoring him, and the legacy he left behind.
Our prayers at the ministry this month is focused upon another man of much greater import we hope will capture the attention of every Mormon, and give pause as to Who He is in their own lives.
In Mormonism, descriptions of their Jesus are all over the board. They range from an imperfect, created polygamous brother of Satan, to a redeemer, albeit, without omnipotent power. Today we’re looking at what the Book of Mormon says about Him. Our list here is a partial one taken from an article we published several years ago, Jesus According to the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church.
The reason for this post today is to provide a concise go-to-list of LDS references you can use for witnessing to the Mormon in your life. There’s not much they can argue about because all references can be found right in the BoM they carry around with them every day.
As Dr. Walter Martin always said, ‘Use demonstrative evidence, not experiential reasoning, when you witness’. This isn’t a time for those goose-bump moments! To read the original list with 111 BoM and LDS references, click on the link provided above.
One thing we pray above all other things is for Christ Jesus to be glorified in all we do! We’ve also included just a few biblical references denoting the greatness of Jesus you can share as you spend time with the Mormons. When we ran a Google search for bible verses on the greatness of Jesus, the shortest list we came across contained 217 references. You obviously won’t run out of things to share – God is good!
Let us know how we can pray for you, and those you witness to!
With Love in Christ;
|Book of Mormon||Book of Mormon|
|A Son of God – Alma 36:17||Ascended multiple times into heaven –3 Nephi 18:39|
|Belief in Jesus saves you – Helaman 14:8||Blood of Jesus is only way to salvation – Helaman 5:9|
|Born in Jerusalem – Alma 7:10||Cannot save you in your sins – Alma 11:34, 37|
|Crucified for sins of the world – 1 Nephi 11:33||Eternal Father – Alma 11:39|
|Eternal God – Front Cover of BoM; 2 Nephi 26:12||Father and the Son – Ether 3:14|
|Father, Son and Holy Ghost is One God – Mormon 7:7||God Incarnate – 2 Nephi 26:12; Mosiah 13:34, Alma 11:39|
|God above all – Mosiah 5:15||Lamb of God – 1 Nephi 11:19|
|Law fulfilled in him – 3 Nephi 15:5||Lifted up on cross to draw people to him – 3 Nephi 27:14|
|Lord and God – Moroni 8:8; 3 Nephi 19:18||Name is Christ – 2 Nephi 10:3; Mosiah 5:9|
|Named Jesus Christ – 2 Nephi 25:19||One God – Alma 11:34|
|Redeemer – Alma 11:40||Savior of the world – 1 Nephi 13:40|
|Son of the Eternal Father – 1 Nephi 11:21(Note: 1830 BoM stated Jesus was the Eternal Father in this verse. Joseph Smith changed this and other verses in 1837. For more info on that, see Power of the Word: Saving Doctrines from the Book of Mormon, p. 11 – Robert Millet)||Son of God – 1 Nephi 11:24|
|1 Tim. 2:5; “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”Philippians 2:11 “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”||Ephesians 2:14 “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us”.|
|Colossians 1:17 “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”||Hebrews 1:3 “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high,”|