“Jesus Is the Christ, the Eternal God”
Title Page of the Book of Mormon
“Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.”
President Ezra Taft Benson said:
“The purpose of the Book of Mormon is stated on the title page. It is ‘to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God.’ . . .
“The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ through two basic means. First, it tells in a plain manner of Christ and His gospel. It testifies of His divinity and of the necessity for a Redeemer and the need of our putting trust in Him. It bears witness of the Fall and the Atonement and the first principles of the gospel, including our need of a broken heart and a contrite spirit and a spiritual rebirth. It proclaims we must endure to the end in righteousness and live the moral life of a Saint.
“Second, the Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention. (See 2 Ne. 3:12.) It fortifies the humble followers of Christ against the evil designs, strategies, and doctrines of the devil in our day. The type of apostates in the Book of Mormon are similar to the type we have today. God, with His infinite foreknowledge, so molded the Book of Mormon that we might see the error and know how to combat false educational, political, religious, and philosophical concepts of our time.”
(“The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God,” Ensign, May 1975, 63, 64.)