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Mormon Missionaries: Brigham Young - The Book of Mormon

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Published on Mar 6, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Zsvm... is a video describing how to learn more about the Mormon Church.

This clip portrays Brigham Young describing how early Mormon missionaries touched his heart by the power of a simple testimony of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Brigham Young later joined the LDS Church and became the second president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Once converted to Mormonism, Brigham proclaimed and defended the Book of Mormon. On his first mission to the Eastern states as a Mormon missionary, he experienced a hostile encounter with a Boston minister. Brigham found the best solution to the problem was to share his testimony of the Book of Mormon. He wrote, "We bore testimony of the Book of Mormon and drowned him in his own words and let him go."

Brigham was fearless in his declaration of the Book of Mormon as the word of God, as a missionary and Church leader. He occasionally referred to the large number of witnesses it had: "How many witnesses has the Book of Mormon? Hundreds and thousands are now living upon the earth, who testify to its truth." On one of his missionary travels, he listened to several religious leaders attempt to prove that everyone ought to believe in the reality of the Lord Jesus Christ because of the miracles he performed that were recorded in the New Testament. Using their same logic, Brigham observed that if eight New Testament authors, "who have been dead for about seventeen hundred years," were enough to establish the divinity of the Savior, then the twelve living witnesses who testified that they saw and handled the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated should be enough to convince the world that the Book of Mormon is true.

Brigham further testified that every person could become a personal witness of the Book of Mormon by receiving his or her own spiritual confirmation of the truth: "Here is the Book of Mormon. . . . In that book we learn that Jesus visited this continent, delivered his Gospel and ordained Twelve Apostles. We believe all this, but we do not ask you to believe it. What we do ask is that you will believe what is recorded in the Holy Bible concerning God and His revelations to the children of men. Do this in all honesty and sincerity, then you will know that the Book of Mormon is true. Your minds will be opened and you will know by . . . the Spirit of God that we teach the truth."

To request a free copy of the Book of Mormon or a visit from Mormon missionaries, visit http://www.mormon.org.

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