Elder W. Rolfe Kerr

Quorums of the Seventy

The words of Christ are a spiritual Liahona.

The Savior said, "Search the scriptures for . . . they are they that testify of me." The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy that "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

The Book of Mormon is scripture, given by the inspiration of God.

"It, too, is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. We fervently declare that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, translated from ancient records by the gift and power of God."

Six-hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Lord directed the ancient prophet Lehi to leave Jerusalem with his family. The journey would ultimately take them across many waters to a "promised land."

"The Book of Mormon is the scriptural record of that sojourn of these people on the ancient American continent. It contains prophetic writings and revelations given to these people."

Lehi and his family were given a sacred instrument called a "Liahona" when they left Jerusalem. It worked as a compass, showing them the course they should travel. It worked only according to their faith. The word of Christ can be a Liahona for us.

"Let us in faith take the words of Christ into our minds and into our hearts as they are recorded in sacred scripture and as they are uttered by living prophets, seers and revelators."

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