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At the end of the Book of Mormon,  there is a very challenging promise:

Moroni 10:3-5

"Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been until the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things and ponder it in your hearts.

And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, The Eternal Father, in the name of  Christ if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with sincere heart, real intent, having faith in Christ, He will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

And by the Power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things."

The main question, in my opinion, should be:" Is this promise contained in the Bible?

Second question:" Is the prayer the safest way to know the truth?

Third question:" Is the Holy Ghost ordained to do this?

We will try to answer to these intriguing questions, like always, using the Bible.

Before to open the debate I'd like to remark something: if Joseph put this promise by himself he was challenging God in a terrible way, so or He didn't believe on Him, or at least he didn't fear him, or he was so confident to do the will of God. Anyway now it is time to leave the Bible speaks.

There are some Christians who don't believe that God answer's prayer
this way and that such a promise is not Biblical. They claim that the
only sure way to know the truth about God is to study the words of the
Bible. Is this correct or is the Book of Mormon correct? Let's see what
the Bible has to say.

The first question we need to ask is: Is this promise contained in the
Bible?

The second question we need to ask is: Is prayer the safest way to know
the truth?

Third question we need to ask is: Is the Holy Ghost ordained to answer
prayer in this manner?

We will try to answer these intriguing questions, like always, using the
Bible.


The celestial source is the only way to communicate with our Father in heaven directly, through the only mediator given to us, Jesus Christ. This wonderful device is based on the faith and the free agency. If you remember the promise contained in Moroni, it speaks about "real intent" and "having faith in Christ". Does the Bible agree with this promise?

Matthew 16:13-18: "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

This simple question that Jesus asked is very important for me. I always wondered why He asked his Apostles who He was after almost three years of being together, shoulder to shoulder. Even more astonishing, is why He had to ask that question after they had witnessed so many miracles and had heard Him teach so many beautiful things about God. But more than that, there had been many times when Jesus had alluded to or affirmed that He was the Messiah and the Son of God.

With this understanding of the life of Jesus and His disciples up to this time, I realized there had to be a important purpose behind this simple question. From the scriptures themselves, it seems that the purpose was to point out the importance of having direct revelation from God as the only sure way to know the true of everything.

Let's analyze this statement of Jesus more closely.

"And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona, For flesh and blood
has not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven...." Here we see that Peter received a revelation of the mission of Jesus directly from God Himself.

"... and I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock..." The word "rock" is the subject of the previous comment, which was about receiving a revelation from God.

"... I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." The topic which Jesus is talking about concerns the revelation which Peter had received from God. Therefore, it is clear that when Jesus refers to how He will build his church, this is an explanation about that revelation which Peter just received.

Unfortunately, others try to interpret this phrase to fit their own ideas. The Catholic church declares that Peter is the rock. This is because in Italian, Peter (Pietro) it is similar to stone (Pietra). Therefore, by changing the context of the phrase, they can maintain that there was no apostasy because Jesus said that "the gates of the hell shall not prevail against it." However, this promise of Jesus, when read in context, only means that it is impossible to be deceived when we receive revelation from God by prayer.

The Protestants who deny the principle of revelation, say that the "rock" refers to Christ, because in another verse it states that Christ is the Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). That is true, but not in the same sense we find in Matthew. Again, we need to put this verse in context, and when we do we see that Paul is referring to something different than Christ was. Christ's remarks clearly refers to revelation as being the basis of communication between God and man. Also, clearly inferred, is the idea that without this revelation, man is left to be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:14).

But did Jesus have anything else to say on this subject? Matthew 7:7-10: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?"

What a beautiful promise! But what I would like to take notice of is where Jesus said: "whom if his son ask bread [do you remember who is the living bread?] will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish( Did you know that the fish is a symbol of Christ or Christianity?fish1 even now on many car of Protestant people you can see the symbol of the fish and the word "Jesus", will he give him a serpent [do you remember who is the serpent?]" How do we ask anything from our Father in heaven? Is it not by prayer? I don't think Christ's use of the words bread and serpent were by chance. Therefore, it's clear that Jesus is once more promising us that if we pray to God, in return we will receive "bread" or "fish" (the living Christ) rather than the "serpent" (the devil), thus reassuring us about the safety of who answers our prayer.


In another place, Jesus said, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive" (Matthew 21:22). This is another promise concerning prayer, but the word "believing," is an important condition of this promise, as we will see.

Mark 11:19-24: "And when even was come, he went out of the city. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursest is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

Notice that Jesus used the words "desire" "believe" and "have faith in God."

In John 14:13-17 Jesus made a similar promise: "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."

Here Jesus introduce the Comforter.

In Luke 18:1-8 Jesus again gave us another promise about prayer. "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.  Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"

This parable of Jesus teaches the importance of constantly praying to God. When we have desire, faith, belief and constancy, then we have the promise that we will receive from the Lord what we are asking for, if it is right.

Because of these promises, if I were Satan, I would certainly strive to fight against the power of prayer with all the means at my disposal. I would try to convince men that prayer doesn't work. I would try to convince men they could be deceived through prayer. I would try to convince men to trust in something more reliable than prayer, such as the words of political/social leaders or convincing preachers or their own interpretation of the Bible.

In fact, this is exactly what we have seen happen in the past as well as in our own day. We should always remember that those who teach that we don't need to pray are not acting in the name of the Lord. Satan usually prefers us to stay in darkness. He wants people not to think about him. It's in that way he can do his work more effectively.

There were two particular occasions when he had to manifest himself. The first one was in the wilderness at the beginning of Christ's mission. We know that he was trying to stop the proclamation of the Gospel and was using the scriptures to try to deceive the Lord Himself. The second time was in the Gethsemane.

Luke 22:39-46: "And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation."

The first exhortation Jesus gave his disciples in the Gethsemane was to pray. After that, He himself went off to pray. The scripture then states that while He was in agony an angel appeared from heaven to strengthen him. It is my opinion that His agony and the atmosphere in which He found Himself suggests that the Devil was also there trying to prevent Jesus from carrying out the atonement.

We see a similar situation before Moses began his mission to save the Iraelites from captivity. While he was praying to the Lord, Satan appeared and demanded that Moses pray to him. But, "Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God, I have other things to inquire of him: for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan. And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and
commanded, saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me.And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and he commanded, saying: Depart from me, Satan, for this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory. And now Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook; and Moses received strength, and called upon God, saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, Satan. And it came to pass that Satan cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth; and he departed hence, even from the presence of Moses, that he beheld him not." (Moses 1:18-22)

Notice that, like Jesus in Gethsemane, Moses was also strenghten in order to withstand the efforts of Satan to prevent God's plan from being carried out.

And there's yet another time when Satan manifested himself in a similar way. In the history of Joseph Smith History we read, "After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to
bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.

"But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destruction--not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any being--just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me" (Joesph Smith 1:15,16)

Once again we see Satan exerting his terrible power to prevent someone from praying. And why was Joseph praying? Because he was following the admonishon of James who taught us, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraitheth not, and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering" (James1:5-6).

sure he knew what power could have the prayer of Joseph connected to the promise in James, did you know that the epistle of James was the last one to be admitted to the canon? He fight also in that occasion. He had to manifest himself, he had no choice, but he lost!

Somebody will say that the scriptures are the key, we will see that the scriptures are revelations obtained by the prayers of right people and also Satan like in the wilderness interpreted the scriptures, the men do the same we have about 800 different churches, interpreting in 800 different opinions, why this confusion?

I am not saying that the scriptures are not important, I am saying the scriptures are an important tool, but not the key, a tool can destroy the door to open it if you are not able to use it, the key is perfect and easy. Well I can give my testimony in the name of Jesus that the prayer is the only a perfect key to use to open the door At the Holy True, because if you need to buy the beef you go to the Butcher, if you need to know the true you have to ask to the Lord, in Jesus name

Galatians 1:12: "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ".

THE HOLY GHOST

Matthew 12:31: "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and
blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy
Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men."

What a declaration!


Matthew 12:32: "And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it
shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it
shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world
to come."

Why? Is it because perhaps the Holy Ghost is greater than Jesus? That
couldn't be! Therefore, there has to be another reason. Let's see if the
scriptures give us the answer.

Luke 2:25-26: "Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was
righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and
the Holy Spirit was upon him. it had been revealed to him by the Holy
Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

We can see here that the Holy Ghost was at work before Jesus was even
born providing revelation to Simeon. In fact, the scriptures indicate
that He has been working from the beginning.

Luke 4:1,14 " Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit in the desert... Jesus returned to Galilee in
the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole
countryside."

Here we learn that Jesus was led by the Spirit and He had power because
of the Spirit.

Luke 12:12 "For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye
ought to say."

Besides being a revelator, the Holy Spirit is also a teacher.

John 16:7-14: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for
you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come
unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is
come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of
judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness,
because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because
the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto
you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of
himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of
mine, and shall shew it unto you."

This is very interesting but also quite clear: Jesus had to leave in
order for the Holy Ghost to start working again. But why? For me the
answer is very simple. Through the revelations which Joseph Smith
received we know that the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit. As such,
He can dwell in our body and speak to our spirit in a way we that can't
deny His words or be deceived by them. Also He has the power to be
everywhere, just like the rays of the Sun come from one place yet they
can light up all the earth at the same time. However, Jesus could only
be in one place at one time. That's why He said it was expedient for his
disciples that He go, so that the Holy Ghost could come.

John 14:25-26 "These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present
with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. The
Comforter, whom the Father will send in my name He shall teach you all
things." Does not "all things" include teaching the truth?

John 15:26 "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you
from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the
Father, he shall testify of me." (The Spirit of Truth)

From these several scriptures we see that, after Jesus left, the Holy
Ghost became the being who lead the Church. Consider these examples:

Acts 1:2,8 "Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he
through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he
had chosen... But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and
in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the
earth."

Acts 5:3 "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to
lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Acts 13:2,4: "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost
said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called
them... So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto
Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus."

Acts 15:28 "For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon
you no greater burden than these necessary things."

Acts 16:6-7 "Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of
Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in
Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia:
but the Spirit suffered them not."

Acts 20:23,28 "Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city,
saying that bonds and afflictions abide me... Take heed therefore unto
yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath
made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased
with his own blood."

Revelation 2: 7,11,17,29 "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to
eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God...
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death... He
that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches... He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto
the churches."

Clear isn't it? But there are even more scriptures that show the role of
the Holy Ghost in leading and directing the affairs of the Church.

Acts 10:19: "While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto
him, Behold, three men seek thee."

Acts 11:12,16-17: "And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing
doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered
into the man's house... Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that
he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with
the Holy Ghost. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did
unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could
withstand God?"

Here we see the Holy Ghost convinced Peter to do something different
than what he was planning on doing.

Luke 11:10-13: "For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask
bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he
ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an
egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to
give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly
Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"

Here we see the same promise repeated, with one further clarification.
Notice that it specifically states that the Holy Ghost will provide the
answer to our questions.

I Corinthians 2:10-12: "But God hath revealed them unto us by his
Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of
God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man
which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the
Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but
the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are
freely given to us of God."

Again we see that it is the Holy Ghost that gives us all things from
God. It's so clear, that there's no way we can deny His role in the
Church.

I Corinthians 12:3: "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man
speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man
can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost."

Here we have yet another scripture that clearly states His role.

At this point it is easy to understand why we were warned at the
beginning about sinning against the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has the
power to convince our spirit about everything related to the truth, and
it is for this particular reason the first Christians preferred to be
killed by lions rather than deny the testimony they received from the
Holy Ghost.

II Peter 1:20-21: "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture
is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time
by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost."

For me, this scripture is the KEY. How did we get the scriptures? They
came to us only because holy men of God were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Therefore, it's clear that the Holy Ghost is more important of the
scriptures because He is the Author of them. Think about that! If you
seek to find the truth about God only by reading the scriptures you are
using a tool but not the KEY. If we really want to know the truth (and
it's the truth that will set us free), then we need to receive it from
the Holy Ghost. And is this not what the Book of Mormon states?
Therefore we see that the Bible confirms and supports the promise of
Moroni found in the Book of Mormon.

THE REVELATION

What is the Revelation? Surely is the manifestations of the divine will to the men. How it happens? Many people sustain that the scriptures reveal the will of the Lord and this is partially true, but what are in reality the scriptures? The scriptures are revelations received from inspired people like Peter was teaching in II Peter 1:20-21

20
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

so it is logical to think that in the beginning there were not scriptures and that everything begun trough a different channel, by which we continue to receive.

We will try to show this insight by the Bible.

Genesis 4:26

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

This is the point in which the Bible declare that the men started to call upon the name of the LORD. I'd say they begun to pray. It is interesting to note, like before of this the Lord was spending time to teach the man in his material necessity, for example  Genesis 4:1

Adam [1] lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. [2] She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth [3] a man."

It is clear for me that "with the help of the Lord" it means that God taught her the technique of the delivery. After that surely He taught Cain and surely Adam and Abel  regarding the sacrifices in the likeness of the coming of the Messiah, like we saw in the previous chapter, this is clearly revelation and it is not by chance that the next veers to Genesis 4:26 that is Genesis  5:1 declare:

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

we have the first book in the mankind and if the Bible mentions it , clearly it means was a good book , in fact the Bible contains several verses of it until the flood, it is easy to think that it was longer than what we have now in the Bible otherwise it couldn't be named a book, anyway what it is important here is the fact that after the men were beginning to pray they received revelation from God and they were writing a book, by the way who taught them to write? and who taught them to build a book or something like that if not God Himself? Seeing the familiarity , by which God was discussing with Cain it wouldn't be strange at all that this same familiarity would be used with Adam o Seth, right? So we could affirm that the first men received direct revelation by God, by which they were instructed first on the principles of the Atonement (sacrifices) because they are the  pivot of the salvation and also because the first principle,e of the Gospel is the faith in  the Lord Jesus or Jehovah, but soon after this they were taught to pray and soon after we started to have the scriptures or the first book, hey hey it is not my fault the Bible is saying this, nobody can say different  it is so clear, so now we know that the scriptures came out by revelation, therefore who is thinking that the scriptures are more important than direct revelation from God is making a big mistake, because the work can't be greater than the Maker. let's go to analyze how we can receive revelation by the prayer, and it has to go according to the promise in the Book of Mormon, do you remember it? desire, having faith in Christ.

I King 9:1-3

1
And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,
2
That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.
3
And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

See I don't need to make any comments here.

II Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

The same for this.

Psalms 21:2

Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah

Clear.

Daniel 2:18-19

"That they would desire mercies of the God of Heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of Heaven."

Pretty clear isn't it?

The Book of Mormon declares this feeling very well, the second ingredient quoted in the promise is the faith in the Lord Jesus, I will quote very few verses about the faith because I'd like to discuss this topic in another page.

Surely the best scripture to be post near Moroni 10 is James 1:5-6

5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Matthew 9:28-29
28
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Look the faith is a power, a real power, in this case the question of Jesus teach us something, compare this verse to this one .

Matthew 13:58

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

See in this case the powerful power of Jesus had nothing to do, when we will discuss about the faith, there will be another important topic to discuss:"The free agency"

let's see another interesting scripture related to this topic.

Matthew 14:28-31

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And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Also in this case was the faith of Peter to cause the problem. Once I was praying to solve a big problem and while I was doing so the voice of the Lord came on my mind: More faith you have more power you give me!.
so at this point I want to conclude this topic. I'd say that the promise contained in the book of Mormon satisfy completely what is contained in the Bible. Also I firmly believe in this scripture D&A 82:10
"I, The Lord, am bound when ye do what I say: but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise"
This promise gives to me the power to tell you my friend member or not member, that by your faith and sincere desire praying the Father in the name of Jesus Christ you will receive the Holy Ghost like promised from Jesus Himself to teach you the whole truth, this is what the Bible teaches and a Book of Mormon supports.
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