Using the Book of Mormon

Church Educational System

Now, we have not been using the Book of Mormon as we should.

Our homes are not as strong unless we are using it to bring our children to Christ.

Our families may be corrupted by worldly trends and teachings unless we know how to use the book to expose and combat the falsehoods in socialism, organic evolution, rationalism, humanism, etc.

Our missionaries are not as effective unless they are ‘hissing forth’ with it. Social, ethical, cultural, or educational converts will not survive under the heat of the day unless their taproots go down to the fulness of the gospel which the Book of Mormon contains.

Our church classes are not as spirit-filled unless we hold it up as a standard. And our nation will continue to degenerate unless we read and heed the words of the God of this land, Jesus Christ, and quit building up and upholding the secret combinations which the Book of Mormon tells us proved the downfall of both previous American civilizations.

(Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, May 1975, p. 65)

Book of Mormon Student Manual (1996 Edition)