Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) revere the Holy Bible as a sacred volume of scripture. Latter-day Saints cherish its teachings and engage in a lifelong study of its divine wisdom. Moreover, during worship and instruction services the Bible and its teachings are pondered and discussed.
To increase biblical understanding, the Church provides extensive resources and tools: lesson manuals [Old Testament and New Testament], cross-reference materials, Bible maps, a Bible dictionary, and articles in various magazines.
The Bible is much more than a collection of antiquated writings with no relevance to the modern world. On the contrary, it stands in the center of the spiritual life of millions across the globe, including the Latter-day Saints.
In a recent sermon , LDS apostle M. Russell Ballard Church characterized the Bible as the “bedrock of all Christianity” and one of the “pillars” of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Furthermore, he described the Bible as an inspired miracle. Here is a one minute excerpt:
I love the bible. It is one of the Books that Guide My Life. I thank my dear mother for reading to me from its holy pages from the time I was born. Through the Bible, I have an intimite understanding of God’s plan for the world, His method to speak through Holy Prophets, and the mortal ministry of our Savior Jesus Christ. What gratitude I give to God for the miracle and gift of the Holy Bible! – MoSop