And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.—Revelation 14:6
The Book of Mormon is one of God’s priceless gifts to us. It is both sword and shield—it sends the word of God into battle to fight for the hearts of the just and serves as an arch defender of the truth. As Saints, we have not only the privilege to defend the Book of Mormon but also the opportunity to take the offense—to preach with power its divine doctrine and bear testimony of its crowning witness of Jesus Christ.—Tad R. Callister
This Day in Church History
1830: The Book of Mormon goes on sale at the E.B. Grandin bookstore in Palmyra, New York
1844: Joseph Smith meets with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in what is his last opportunity to address the group before his martyrdom.
1850: Colonel Thomas L. Kane, a nonmember friend of the Latter-day Saints, gives a lecture on the “Mormons: to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.” Kane’s address is one of the few non-member descriptions of the Church during this period that portrays the saints in a favorable light.