Latter-day Saints have four books of scripture: The Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.

1. The Bible version that Mormons read is the King James Version—the same one Protestants read. However, Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, actually produced what is known as The Inspired Version of the Bible. Ironically, most Mormons never read the Inspired Version!

2. The Book of Mormon is the foundation of Mormonism. Mormons say it is "another testimony of Jesus Christ." Joseph Smith claimed that he translated the Book of Mormon from Gold Plates which the Angel Moroni led him to. These plates were buried near Smith's home in New York State.

3. The Doctrine and Covenants is a compilation of some 140 prophecies and visions which the Mormon Church has canonized during its 170 year existence.

4. The Pearl of Great Price contains The Book of Moses, The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith—Matthew, Joseph Smith—History, and The Articles of Faith.


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