"The Book of Mormon,” “A Divine Record,” “The Three Witnesses,” and “The Prophesied Future of the Indian People"
Smith, Joseph Fielding
publication of the Book of Mormon; read the book, advice to; witnesses
These chapters provide a defense of the Book of Mormon. Smith discusses the adverse conditions under which the book was published, and he issues the warning that every member must read the Book of Mormon to know for himself/herself for no “member of the church can stand approved in the presence of God who has not seriously and carefully read the Book of Mormon.” The witnesses of the Book of Mormon never denied their testimony of that book. The promises made to the Nephite prophets concerning their descendants are great.