Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the greater Chattanooga area kicked off 2020 with a new year of Sunday school lessons focused on The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
As the study guide for individual and families states, “The Book of Mormon is no ordinary book. Its introductory pages describe a backstory unlike any other – including visits of angels, an ancient record buried for centuries in a hillside, and an obscure farmer translating the record by the power of God. The Book of Mormon is not just a history of ancient American civilizations. It contains ‘the fullness of the everlasting gospel’ and God Himself directed its coming forth – how it was written, how it was preserved, and how it was made available in our day.” The Book of Mormon testifies of “Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, His mission, and His ministry.” Its teachings are marvelous.
As President Russell M. Nelson, today’s prophet, informs, 2020 marks the bicentennial of the First Vision – 200 years since God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in a vision. “That singular event in human history initiated the Restoration of the Lord’s gospel – an unfolding Restoration that continues today. God loves all of His children,” President Nelson states, “and has a vision for each of us. Just as He listened to Joseph’s prayer in 1820, He listens to you and yearns to speak with you through the Spirit.”
Especially in this bicentennial year, President Nelson invites any and all to “immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration.” Study The Book of Mormon with us. Learn about Heavenly Father’s great plan of happiness that enables each of us to enjoy “all of His blessings.” Jesus Christ is central to the Father’s plan of happiness. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ – the great sacrifice He made to pay for our sins and overcome death – Jesus Christ brings “Resurrection to all and makes it possible for those who have faith in Him to be saved from their sins.”
Like the Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon strengthens faith in Jesus Christ. Visitors are welcome to join with us every Sunday throughout the greater Chattanooga area to gain more understanding about The Book of Mormon. As officials state, “Studying the Book of Mormon will change you. It will change your family.