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 people of America and contains, as does the Bible, the words and gospel of Jesus Christ. It tells of ancient prophets and their teachings. It tells of Jesus Christ's visit to the people of America after his death and resurrection. It tells how the people prospered when they followed the teachings of Christ, and how they were eventually destroyed when they chose to be disobedient. The Book of Mormon teaches how to draw near to God and to Jesus Christ.