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Hi I'm J.A. Johnson

I'm a Cook, I'm a Son, I'm a Missionary, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My passion is food and family. I strongly believe that family is central to God's plan for us, and what better time to get together than around a table covered in delicious food where you can talk about anything from days gone by to the latest session of General Conference? Meal time is family time, family time is God's plan. 

Why I am a Mormon

How to explain why I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... I have done the same things the Church's missionary force asks everyone they teach to do, that is read and pray. Now if you read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ just because it might be an interesting book you probably won't get the answer that it's true. I have Read and prayed and the Spirit of the Lord has testified to me that it is true, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, the Church, The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But other than that how can I say? Well, the Spirit of the Lord is hard to describe or give proof of. Feeling the Spirit testify to you is like... salt. You have tasted salt and I haven't, how would you describe it to me? You can't say it's salty, how would you descibe it? That's kinda what describing the Spirit testifying to you is like, it has testified to me the truthfulness of The "Mormon" church but I can't begin to describe it. I am a "Mormon" because I know that this Church is true as surely as I can know. Jesus the Christ is our Lord and Savior. He Atoned for our Sins when He died for us and then rose on the third day. When the Church which He established on the earth was corrupted He removed His authority, and then in the 1800'2 He reestablished it through a farm boy named Joseph Smith Jr. who He called as a Prophet in these days.

How I live my faith

Oh the ways I live my faith. the most basic way that I live my faith is through my words, actions, thoughts, and deeds. I accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be true, including those latter-day revelations that have come to us in our time. I choose to involve myself in the restaurant industry, particularly the cooking aspect. If you are familiar with the career you know that many of those that work it find their way to drugs and alcohol. When I work those I work with see that I do not live like that, I do not drink or use drugs. It is in ways like this that I live my faith, following the commandments of the Lord as revealed to His Chosen Prophet.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

J.A. Johnson
We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We use it with The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, The Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. All of which work together to convey the same message one just clarifies the other. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

J.A. Johnson
When we attend a regular Church service we worship in the common way. Partake of the sacrament, communion, and listen to speakers from the congregation talk on different gospel subjects. We then divide into different groups, children, youth, and adults for a class on the doctrines of Christ. After doing this for an hour we change the groups again, this time we are in groups of children, young men, young women, adult men, and adult women. during this third hour the children continue to learn of Christ the youth learn to be closer to Christ in this ever decaying world, and the adults learn to be better spouses and parents. When we attend the Temple we are going through a higher form of worship. as well as helping other receive those ordinances needed, such as baptism, to return to live with Christ and our Heavenly Father after this life. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

J.A. Johnson
To increase our Faith in Jesus Christ we must come unto him. To come unto Christ we should seek out His word, pray, go to church, and do as he would have us do. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

J.A. Johnson
Mormons are Christians. The actual name of the Church is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as the name clearly states we are the Church of Jesus Christ. The second part, of Latter-Day Saints, means that we are the saints living in the last days before Christ comes again. We believe in and worship God the Father and Jesus Christ, noone else. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

J.A. Johnson
The Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. Without the Priesthood the saving ordinances, such as baptism, cannot be truly performed. The Priesthood allows us to do the things in this life that we need to do to return to live with our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ after this life. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

J.A. Johnson
Authority is important in everything we do. If you hear and see a police siren you pull over, if however it is the ice cream man who comes to your window to give you a ticket then the ticket means nothing, the ticket only means something if it is from a police officer who has the authority to give you a ticket. The same is true for baptism. If the person performing the baptism does not have the authority from God to perform this ordinance then all you're doing is getting wet. The authority in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes from Jesus Christ, who gave it to his apostles Peter, James, and John who were sent to lay their hands upon the head of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and give them the authority to act in God's name. They then layed their hands on other mens heads and conferred the priesthood on them. And so it has been handed down from worthy male to worthy male to the present day, just as it was done in Christ's time. Show more Show less