One Testimony meeting a man from our ward, Sugar Land 2 in Sugar Land, TX, said as part of his testimony, “The Book of Mormon is the revealed word of God.” I had a powerful feeling come into my heart that confirmed for me that indeed the Book of Mormon IS the revealed word of God. That is one way we gain our testimonies. The Holy Ghost shows us a truth or confirms for us a notion that we previously only had faith that it was true. With this confirmation, this witness or testimony, we are given true knowledge. It is no longer something that we believe is true, it is something we know is true. I KNOW that the Book of Mormon is the revealed word of God. I have a testimony of many other things as well that were confirmed to me in like manner. I know God is real, that he exists and is the Father of my very spirit. I know he loves me as his own child because I am his child. So are you. I know that the priesthood is real and that it comes from Heavenly Father. I know that families can be together forever. I know the Gospel has been restored. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ’s church, the same church he established when he walked the earth. I am humbled, awed, and so happy to be a part of it.
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.