What Is the Holy Bible?

The Bible is a sacred book that contains the word of God. Throughout its pages, the Holy Bible teaches that God never stops loving His children.

The Bible is the word of God

The Bible is a collection of sacred books written by ancient prophets and historians. These authors recorded the relationship between God and His people for over 4,000 years. Their inspired words are what we know today as the Holy Bible.

The Bible teaches about Jesus

Jesus Christ is God’s Son who came to earth to save us from sin, sadness, loneliness, pain, and more. Jesus taught beautiful lessons about service and love and performed many miracles while He was on earth. In the Bible, we can read these stories and begin to know how we can overcome hard things with help from Jesus.

It’s here to help

Following the teachings found in the Bible helps us to know who God is, learn from good people who loved Him, and better understand how He wants us to live.

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The Ten Commandments

In the Bible, God gave His people ten commandments, or laws, to live by. These commandments require us to love God and treat others with respect. We shouldn’t lie, steal, kill, or commit adultery (see Exodus 20). God still expects us to follow the Ten Commandments today.

A higher law

In the New Testament, Jesus showed us a better way to follow God. He taught that in addition to keeping the commandments, we must also keep our thoughts and hearts pure. The core of faith in Jesus is following His two great commandments—loving God and loving our neighbor as ourselves.

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“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies.” —Matthew 5:43–44

The Bible teaches love

Most importantly, the Bible teaches love. As we read stories about love in the Bible, we can become more like Jesus. We can care more, serve more, and forgive more. We can find love for God, our neighbors, and even our enemies.

“Let us love one another: for love is of God.” —1 John 4:7

Another witness of Jesus Christ

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also believe in another holy book from God: the Book of Mormon. Like the Bible, it teaches us about Jesus and helps us answer some of life’s hardest questions. Together, the Bible and the Book of Mormon give us a greater understanding of and love for our Savior.

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