This blog comes from one of my former mission companion's blogs The Hineman Factor by Elder Hineman. This is his story of how he came to know the Book of Mormon is true. It's a story that I've heard often from him but every time I have it brings the spirit in and is a testimony to me that Elder Hineman truly knows the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Check it out:
The Colossus of Clout. . .
The Great Bambino !!!!
BABE RUTH !!!!!!!
Each time Babe hit a home run, he would notch his bat. Needless to say, he had a lot of bats with a lot of notches! The only other baseball player in history to truly pass the Babe's long ball record was Hank Aaron in 1974.
When I was in my younger days, there was a challenge in my priest quorum. That challenge was that whoever could read the entire Book Of Mormon as a priest, would get a louisville slugger baseball bat with their name and favorite scripture on it. The bats were so sweet! I had played baseball most of my childhood so I knew exactly what they were. I wanted one so bad, and as I watched each of my close friends get theirs, my yearning for one increased.
I went out to the parking lot and got in my truck, hesitated for a little bit, but after I made up my mind what I was going to do I began to pray. I didn't get knocked to the ground, or struck by lightning. What I felt was a peaceful, burning feeling inside. As sweet assurance that I already knew the answer to my question. I knew The Book Of Mormon was true.