via LDS Church News; by Primary General Presidency and Board—
Nephi wrote, “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and profit of my children” (2 Nephi 4:15). What can a child know from reading the Book of Mormon? As a parent or grandparent what would you hope your children and grandchildren come to understand from its pages?
Nephi expressed his desire for his children saying, “For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God” (2 Nephi 25:23). He continues, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (2 Nephi 25:26). Parents and grandparents in our day have the same desire as Nephi.
President Russell M. Nelson testifies that the Book of Mormon writings do just as Nephi had hoped. He said, “Something powerful happens when a child of God seeks to know more about Him and His Beloved Son. Nowhere are these truths taught more clearly than in the Book of Mormon.”
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