8 Verses Most Christians Would Never Guess Come from the Book of Mormon

This post is taken from the blog Aggieland Mormons.

Over the years, I have had many friends from other faiths sincerely question whether Mormons are Christians. I believe their questions often arise because of Latter-day Saints’ distinct belief in the Book of Mormon as additional scripture. Mormons love and revere the Bible as the word of God. We regularly study both the Old and New Testaments in our families and in our church meetings. Our belief in the Book of Mormon as an additional witness of Jesus Christ takes nothing away from the Bible and is not associated with any perceived inadequacies in the Bible. Instead, the Book of Mormon complements the Bible and supports its teachings.

I am grateful for the Book of Mormon’s powerful witness of Jesus Christ and for the way my life has been blessed by its teachings. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and feel strengthened each time I open its marvelous pages. This week, we highlight 8 verses that most Christians would never guess come from the Book of Mormon. Notice the way each verse testifies of the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and His mission. If you are interested, please request a free copy of the Book of Mormon on our website.

Source: http://www.aggielandmormons.org/2014/05/8-verses-most-christians-would-never.html

Interesting BYU Admission Statistics

Hey, I was an Eagle Scout, attended seminary and got my Duty to God.

Statistics on BYU’s Incoming 2009 Freshman

  • 96% participated in seminary
  • 83.6% received their Duty to God or Young Womanhood Recognition Award
  • 69.6% of males received Eagle Awards
  • 84% received some advanced placement high school credit
  • 83% participated in performing arts in high school
  • 69.3% were involved in high school sports
  • 31.6% won math or science awards
  • 27.6% served as student body officers or team captains
  • 10,081 students applied
  • 141 were elected student body president
  • 77% of their fathers and 51% of their mothers received a bachelor’s degree
  • Average high school GPA 3.83
  • Average ACT score 28.0

Source: BYU Magazine Summer 2009

Blessings for Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

Blessings (directly from the Lord)
1. Thou shalt delight thyself in the Lord (Isaiah 58:14)
2. I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth (Isaiah 58:14)
3. I will give you rain in due season (Leviticus 26:4)
4. The land shall yield her increase (Leviticus 26)
5. The trees shall yield their fruit (Leviticus 26)
6. Ye shall eat your bread to the full (Leviticus 26)
7. Ye shall dwell in your land safely (Leviticus 26)
8. I will give peace in the land (Leviticus 26) (World Peace?)
9. Ye shall lie down and none shall make you afraid (Leviticus 26)
10. I will rid evil beasts out of the land (Leviticus 26)
11. I will have respect unto you (Leviticus 26)
12. I will make you fruitful and multiply you (Leviticus 26)
13. I will establish my covenant with you (Leviticus 26)
14. I will set my tabernacle (temple) among you (Leviticus 26)
15. I will walk among you (Leviticus 26)
16. I will be your God and ye shall be my people (Leviticus 26)
17. Keep thyself unspotted from the world (D&C 59:9)
18. The fulness of the earth is yours (D&C 59:16)
19. The beasts of the field, the fowls of the air, that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth (D&C 59:16)
20. The herb and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards (D&C 59:17)

Elder Bruce R. McConkie said, “To this very day, “the matter of Sabbath observance remains … as one of the great tests which divides the righteous from the worldly and wicked,”