How to Gain a Testimony of the Book of Mormon

Speaker: Kaitlin Palmer

Editor: Keaton Olson

Big Questions


We are often told that we need to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, but how? Today we are discussing 3 things that you can do to know if the Book of Mormon is true.

When Wilford Woodruff first heard the gospel, he said “These principles were rivetted upon my mind from the perusal of the Old and New Testament, with fervent prayer that the Lord would show me what was right and wrong, and lead me in the path of salva- tion, without any regard to the opinions of man, and the whisperings of the Spirit of the Lord for the space of three years… [When I heard the missionaries preach,] My brother Azmon and I believed their testimony, entertained the elders and offered ourselves for baptism the first sermon we heard. We read the Book of Mormon, and I received a testimony that it was true.”

First, Wilford studied the Book of Mormon and the scriptures in general. As you seek to know that the Book of Mormon is true, be sure to read it!

Next Wilford prayed that the Lord would show him the truth. As you seek to know, you don’t have to be alone, ask God.

Finally Wilford Woodruff waited on the Lord, and trusted that he would receive an answer. Sometimes the answers come quick, sometimes they come slower, but as we seek to know the truth, the Lord will send His spirit to testify of the truth to us. Trust in Him to help you receive a testimony.

If you are seeking to know if the Book of Mormon is true, we invite you to read it! Then ask God if it is true, and trust that He will help you know. 

How have you gained your testimony of the Book of Mormon?