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Published: Tuesday, April 19 2011 1:45 p.m. MDT

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Dektol
Powell, OH

How many copies of the koran have been printed now? Many believe it is scripture also.

ADN
Weiser, ID

I love the Book of Mormon, it has changed my life dramatically. I will never be the same (in a good way). It has brought so much joy and happiness as I have applied it's teachings to my personal life. Very similar to the Bible and what it has done and how it has affected my life. I thank the heavens for a God given words through prophets.

bluecoug89
Highland, UT

How wonderful to see this great and true book fill the earth and be translated into many languages. This book has also really changed my life and I am so grateful for it. I hope that many more will come to know of its truthfulness.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

And about .7M who've actually read it.

attentive
Salt Lake City, UT

Anyone who reads the Book of Mormon with the intention to know whether or not it is really true will come away with a testimony of its truthfulness. Pray to know and then it comes. It has helped me in more ways than I can say. Just the other day one of my children told me that they noticed how much more peaceful and happy I seem to be when I start my day by reading the scriptures. I am very thankful for them and for Joseph Smith who gave his all, his very life, because he knew that they were real.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Ernest. Learn to read! It will change your life. Each Book of Mormon has the potential of being read many times by many people. The real number of times it has been read is likely in the hundreds of millions.
Good luck!

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

The Book of Mormon is not only a guide to personal salvation it is a handbook for national salvation. Its principles of government could be used without reference to any particular religion. It should be quoted often, especially by LDS politicians. The principles will stand on their own because of their practical applications.

Vanka
Provo, UT

attentive | 1:08 p.m. April 19, 2011

You wrote:
"Anyone who reads the Book of Mormon with the intention to know whether or not it is really true will come away with a testimony of its truthfulness."

That is not true. I read it, prayed about it, and did all the things Moroni's challenge requires, for many years, and got nothing.

Please don't continue making false promises. It is very disappointing to others when they are not fulfilled.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

150 Million. Thats awesome.

Esitmates put:

6 Billion of the King James Bible.

800 Million of the Koran.

Kramer's Corner
Penryn, CA

Vanka, You seem to want to belittle those that have a strong religious stand. I hope that you are not trying to distroy their faith. Are you angry with someone that expresses belief? If so, why? You've probably been hurt by someone in the past and that is a sad thing to carry for a lifetime. Hope it works out for you. Hate never seems to resolve an issue.

Independent
Henderson, NV

This life isn't over yet, Vanka.

You'll get your answer. God fulfills all his promises in his own time.

You'll probably hate me for saying that. I forgive you.

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

An interesting bit of miscellany about the Book of Mormon. The First Korean translation was done by a man who was not LDS. There is a new translation out recently. One of those who worked on the new one was my Stake President.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

To Vanka: What you said is not true. You say you did everything that Moroni says which is to read it and with REAL INTENT to know if it is true. Then you say I got nothing. You got something but it wasn't in the way YOU WERE EXPECTING it thus you ignored the answer you received. This is what many who state the same thing as you always get and reason why they say they feel it is not true.

You are expecting something huge and extraordinary and that is not the way the answer comes. It comes piece meal and if you are expecting the rest you will never understand or know the correct answer.

I've read the Book of Mormon numerous times, almost twice a year and each time I read it I learn something new. Some times I have a new question come up and I ask about it and for some unknown reason during my next reading, a talk in sacrament, general conference or just listening to others discuss it my answer comes. Not in the way man expects it but in the way the Lord presents it to me.

christoph
Brigham City, UT

No American book comes close to the 150 million mark; quite a remarkable thing for a farmer in New York------- and for the many who have helped finance the publishing.

rjpkp
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It is interesting that some of you are responding somewhat forcefully to Vanka when you don't even know her. You don't know what answers she received (if any), so please reserve your judgements. Whether or not someone has received an answer regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon is personal, and quite frankly, not debatable on this public forum.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

I'm LDS, with a testimony of the Book of Mormon. My wife and I read it daily, and it blesses us individually and as a couple.

That said, I am disappointed by the posture some are taking toward Vanka, like Kramer's Corner. Vanka stated his/her viewpoint/experience, and you projected all kinds of motives and feelings -- anger, hurt, hate -- as well as speculated on experiences -- been hurt by someone -- onto Vanka, none of which there was evidence for in Vanka's post.

Bill in Nebraska said Vanka didn't have "real intent." I don't know whether or not Vanka had "real intent." It is not mine to judge. What I am confident of is that nothing Bill, Kramer or others have said would persuade Vanka in any way.

I was once taught priesthood influence offers clarification and alternatives, priestcraft uses force. Priesthood influence uses "gentleness, meekness, and love unfeigned." The opposite is to exercise "control, dominion, compulsion." One cannot use satan's methods of coercion and force and expect to get God's result. Only Christ's methods can achieve His objectives.

Vanka
Provo, UT

Bill,

With all due respect (if any), it is extremely presumptuous and rude of you to not only call me a liar, but to claim you know anything about what I felt, intended, expected, or ignored in my experience with investigating the LDS Church and the BOM.

I am telling you I did everything (and I mean everything) required by "Moroni's promise" and I did it for years, and I got nothing.

It is extremely off-putting when LDS play your game: tell investigators there is something wrong with THEM if they don't get "the right answer".

Let me repeat my "beyond a shadow of a doubt" testimony: I got nothing.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

Thank you, rjpkp. My thoughts stated more succinctly. Love and respect are so much more powerful than judgement.

In Arizona
Mesa, AZ

Doesn't it teach in the BOM charity, compassion and how we are not to judge others unrighteously? Lots of judging going on here, at least that's my judgement :)

JoRizz
Framingham, MA

The book of Mormon and the Koran have similar life story's. The Life of Mohammad and the life of Joseph Smith are very similar.

Joe

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