Twenty-four years ago, when I first went to church with the missionaries, they asked me if I believed that the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I told them that I believed all books contained the word of God. They told me that that is also what they believed. At that moment, I started believing that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s Church. I thought that it was so wise to accept others’ religions. I also knew that Latter-day Saints were very strict in their observance of the commandments. So, it was a paradox to me, and still is, how a people can be accepting of others, and yet so obedient.
This notion that the word of God is in all books is stated in Revelations 20:12:
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
So, all of our works are written in the Book of Life, and we are judged by them. Further clarification comes from 3 Nephi 27:24-26:
“Write the works of this people, which shall be, even as hath been written, of that which hath been. For behold, out of the books which have ben written, and which shall be written, shall this people be judged, for by them shall their works be known unto men. And behold, all things are written by the Father; therefore out of the books which shall be written shall the world be judged.”