I have said that it was a sin to have scriptures and not read them. So I will explain. The Savior pleaded with us to “Learn of me.” How can we do that without the scriptures that lead the way to Him?
Lehi sent his sons back to acquire the brass plates from Laban, part of the Old Testament, so that they could bring a testament of the Savior, the creation, his laws, and even on how to pray otherwise such knowledge would be lost with time. Satan’s onslaught with man would continue and without the words from the scriptures to teach us any different eventually we would become spiritually lost and remain in a fallen state thereby frustrating Gods’ purpose of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
The Savior still would come and judgement would still come but without the scriptures to show the way, how could a just God even begin to pass righteous judgment? It is by and through the scriptures we learn that by our actions we can either have eternal peace or everlasting torment. So please read and learn of Him through which all blessings flow.