“When Ye Shall Receive These Things”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

In his sacred passage, known perhaps better than any other Book of Mormon admonition, is to he found a divine formula for testing and evaluation the truth of religions matters: Read, ponder, and pray. It is not enough for one to read the Book of Mormon. It is not sufficient to read and pray about the book. In order to activate both mind and soul, head and heart, one needs to read, ponder, and pray about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. In what may be one of the finest explanations of the place of pondering in this process, Elder Bruce R. McConkie explained to the Church:

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4