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"In our dispensation we would trace the important events of Church history as they relate directly to the scriptures. It was through reading the Bible that Joseph Smith went to the grove made sacred and received the First Vision." — Thomas S. Monson, "Come, Learn of Me," "Ensign," Dec. 1985, p. 46

"Where would we be if Moses hadn't written his history of the world, those first five vital books of the Old Testament? He had the background, the data, the record, and the inclination, and he has blessed us throughout the eternities for the service he rendered in writing the first five books of the Bible." — Spencer W. Kimball, "The Angels May Quote from It," "New Era," Oct. 1975, p. 4

"Thus, we can say to our friends, 'Yes, without question, we believe in revelation and scripture in addition to that contained within the Holy Bible.' We can kindly explain that while we accept the Bible as the word of God as far as it is translated correctly, we believe that this generation has as much, if not more, of a need for God's guidance and direction than generations of former times. Our belief that our Heavenly Father has sent prophets and apostles and has given us additional scripture for our day and time is a manifestation of His great love and concern for His children. If one chooses not to accept our beliefs, then we should kindly agree to disagree, while encouraging understanding." — M. Russell Ballard, "Building Bridges of Understanding," "Ensign," June 1998, p. 64

"What a wonderful thing it is to become acquainted with the word of God—to study, to read the Bible and this associated volume, this added witness of the divinity of the Lord which bears the title Book of Mormon. Just as the Bible is the testament of the Old World, the Book of Mormon is the testament of the New World. It is another witness, a second voice saying God our Eternal Father lives and Jesus is the Christ, the Living Son of the Living God (Utah Salt Lake City Mission meeting, 18 Dec. 1995)." — "Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley," "Ensign," July 1996, p. 73

"It is a miracle that we have the Bible's powerful doctrine, principles, poetry, and stories. But most of all, it is a wonderful miracle that we have the account of the life, ministry, and words of Jesus, which was protected through the Dark Ages and through the conflicts of countless generations so that we may have it today.

"It is a miracle that the Bible literally contains within its pages the converting, healing Spirit of Christ, which has turned men's hearts for centuries, leading them to pray, to choose right paths, and to search to find their Savior.

"The Holy Bible is well named. It is holy because it teaches truth, holy because it warms us with its spirit, holy because it teaches us to know God and understand His dealings with men, and holy because it testifies throughout its pages of the Lord Jesus Christ." - M. Russell Ballard, "The Miracle of the Holy Bible," General Conference, April 2007

“In order to get a perspective of what is involved in the Book of Mormon, we of necessity have to contrast it and compare it to what we have in the Bible. The effect of that comparison, in some people's minds, might be interpreted as downgrading the Bible. It is not. We have unbounded appreciation and respect for the Bible; it is a marvelous reservoir of scriptural truth.” - Bruce R. McConkie, “Sermons and Writings of Bruce R. McConkie,” p. 268

All of our sacred records have come to us at high cost. When we consider the fiery furnace of conquest and persecution through which the Bible has passed, the great wonder is not whether it is complete or translated correctly, but a miracle that it has survived at all! Surely the Lord has preserved it for the salvation of his children. - J. Richard Clarke, "My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures," Ensign (CR) November 1982 

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