So, what is The Book of Mormon? As it says in the introduction, "The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel." It's pretty basic.
There are so many people who criticize LDS members because they think that we are replacing the Bible with The Book of Mormon. That is definitely not the case. We all use the Bible to teach, as well has The Book of Mormon. It helps us understand the Bible and provides new things for us to learn that the Bible doesn't have. The Bible has been around for so long, that people have made different interpretations and added and taken aways many things. But The Book of Mormon has only been translated once. It is a wonderful book. Anyone can get closer to Christ through The Book of Mormon.
Now it has come to my attention that there is a new Broadway musical called "The Book of Mormon." And yes, I am talking about musicals again. At first I thought that it was cool. But then I learned that the makers of South Park created it. So I am not so sure that it legit. But something happened that I really like. As we know, the LDS church rarely, if ever, comments on such things. But they did on this, but it's very simple and non-critical. They said, "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." I can say that that is true. I personally think that putting this musical on Broadway will get so many more people interested in the LDS church, and possibly to join. I am sure that Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn't have that in mind.
I can testify that The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It brings us closer to Christ. It answers questions that we all have. It has changed my life for the better. Let it change yours.