Why Do We Need the Scriptures?

This question has more than one answer, but I am thinking today about one in particular. In 1 Nephi 4:15 we read, “Yea, and I also thought that they could not keep the commandments of the Lord according to the law of Moses, save they should have the law.” Our life has a purpose, because God has give us one. This purpose, according to the plan of salvation, is to gain immortality and eternal life. That is the will of God for all of us. In order to fulfill that, we need to follow his commandments. This verse questions how we can follow the commandments, if we do not have the commandments. We need the laws of God, which are found in the scriptures. Without the laws of God, we cannot have consequences, good or bad. Therefore, without the scriptures, we cannot expect to have the amazing consequence of eternal life. I am so glad that I have the scriptures and the commandments in my life. Some may find these things restrictive and outdated, but to me they are the key to being able to have the saving grace of Jesus Christ and eventually have eternal joy with God.

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