General Conference Book Club Week 14: Elder Holland

I figure we should start off the new year with this rock-star talk from General Conference.  Do you remember back in the 80s when Elder Bruce R. McConkie gave that famous testimony of the living Savior just days before he died?  Well, this talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ranks right up there as an incredibly powerful testimony; you can’t watch it and not be moved.  The talk is called “Safety for the Soul,” wherein he boldly declares the truth of the Book of Mormon as the word of God.  The talk was given during the Sunday morning session of the October 2009 General Conference.

Just read it.  Or even better, watch it or listen to it.  I’ll let the conviction speak for itself.

(And just in case you randomly landed here by Googling something like “Is the Book of Mormon really true?,” the links in this post take you to a testimony by a living apostle answering the claims by some that the book is a fraud.  I add my own witness to his that yes, the Book of Mormon really is true.  I encourage you to listen to Elder Holland’s talk, and read the Book of Mormon for yourself.  I’m confident that God himself will reveal its truth to you.)

“I want it absolutely clear when I stand before the judgment bar of God that I declared to the world . . . that the Book of Mormon is true.”

“I testify that one cannot come to full faith in this latter-day work—and thereby find the fullest measure of peace and comfort in these, our times—until he or she embraces the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it testifies.”

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Thanks to those of you that have faithfully read and even commented as part of our Book Club.  If some of you are just joining us as part of a New Year’s Resolution, welcome!  (You’ll find details about GCBC here.)  And a warm welcome back to other friends who are rejoining us.