Tlaxcallan is one of several premodern societies around the world that archaeologists believe were organized collectively, where rulers shared power and commoners had a say in the government that presided over their lives.
As the Nephites became wicked and the Lamanites embraced righteousness, Samuel the Lamanite was called to preach repentance. In so doing, he identified the critical role scripture study plays in maintaining faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Book of Mormon is not only the keystone of our religion, but it can also become the keystone of our testimonies.
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.”