That message is our testimony that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and that by and through the power of the Holy Ghost others can come to know this truth for themselves.
And it is this message that changes lives forever...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued this brief statement in response to inquiries from the media about the musical, The Book of Mormon:
The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.
There's no arguing that the play has apparently done just that -- entertained audiences briefly. And now it is our turn to share with our family and friends how the REAL Book of Mormon has changed our lives and brought us closer to Christ. Last week I gave you a few suggestions for how you could use Social Media to get started sharing the gospel online. And now, you can use this challenge to actually do it!
For each of us, how we decide to share our own testimony of the Book of Mormon with others will be different. Those of us who have personal blogs could consider writing our testimony and sharing it with our readers. Others may choose to use Social Media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to share various LDS Church resources about the Book of Mormon. There are numerous ways for us to take the opportunity to share our testimony of the Book of Mormon, online.
My friend, Seth Adam Smith, produces wonderful videos on various Mormon topics. He just completed this amazing video, in response to the play - The Book of Mormon. I just had to share it with you! You might consider sharing it, too.
The REAL Book of Mormon Musical by Mormons
This is really exciting... Due to the many conversations that are undoubtedly going on in New York, you should know that the LDS Church has officially launched the "I'm a Mormon" campaign on Broadway!
"Billboards in Times Square, signs on taxi tops and ads in subways feature a few of the 14 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the statement "I'm a Mormon." The ads refer people to the mormon.org website, where they can read the profiles of more than 30,000 Mormons, chat live with representatives who will answer questions about the faith, and watch dozens of videos giving a glimpse into the lives of Latter-day Saints from all over the world.
This latest campaign is a continuation of an undertaking that was launched in nine cities last year. The effort seeks to break through the stereotypes of what people think they know about Mormons and demonstrates that the Church consists of diverse people from all walks of life who seek to follow Jesus Christ. That message seems to resonate with those seeking to better understand Mormons."
You can read the entire LDS News release HERE!
And if you're interested you can check out my personal Mormon.org profile HERE -- and consider setting up your own if you haven't done so yet. You might have noticed that I have the "I'm a Mormon" button on the right side-bar of this blog. I'll be adding to this profile page my personal testimony of the Book of Mormon. Watch for it!
Update: I just found this video clip via the CNN Belief Blog that shows the digital billboard "I'm a Mormon" campaign in downtown New York City, Times Square. It's pretty cool. I hear that this can be seen right around the corner from where The Book of Mormon Musical is actually playing. Imagine that!
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