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Hi I'm Krit Petty

I'm from Portland, OR and love to play the cello and video games.

About Me

I've got a 3 year old son and he means the world to me. I'm a self proclaimed Geek Dad and musician. I love to read the Wheel of Time and, well, books in general.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormons accept all Truth as part of our religion. People will debate what Truth means, but I see it as things that are 100% proven and/or unchanging. We are not at odds with logic and science, but we embrace these things. While we must live on Faith to understand God and his plan, we must also ponder what we've been taught to know what is true. I was confused about many teachings for a long time, but the more I learn, the more this church makes sense.

How I live my faith

I like to teach others principles of Jesus's Gospel. My favorite thing in the world is a good kind-hearted discussion of how His teachings can help us in our lives.

Are Mormons Christians?

Krit Petty
Goodness, yes! Most of my best friends are not Mormon (some of my best friends are Catholic, Lutheran, and Baptist), yet we talk all the time about Christ and how He has helped us live and learn. We talk about his everlasting Atonement that saved all mankind from the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. While all Christian churches may have some varying ideas on the teachings of Christ, we do as well. We do not accept the creeds of the early churches as canon, and as such so not teach them, but many of our teachings align with them anyway. The core remains the same though, we cannot be perfected without the Mercy and Justice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who came and died for us all and was resurrected on the third day to save us from sin. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Krit Petty
We often say that missionaries serve at their own expense, and this is true. However, a little clarification goes a long way. Nearly every missionary will pay the same amount regardless of where they are sent. Since missionaries are called to serve and do not choose the field they will be serving in, it isn't fair that only rich people could serve in high income areas. As such, the cost of missionary work is normalized and averaged out so that someone preaching in London will pay the same as someone preaching in Brazil who will pay the same as someone in Mexico who will pay the same as someone in L.A. If somebody truly wishes to go on a mission, but cannot afford to go, members of the church in the same community can also optionally choose to donate to the general missionary fund to help pay for those people to help pay for them. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Krit Petty
This can get into a lot of unessecary detail. In any religion, I don't see the practicality of knowing what is to come. The Lord knows our hearts and will reward us in the afterlife accordingly. The fact is, in any religion, not a lot is known about the afterlife. We are curious and we try to pick up on any threads of scripture that speak on it and expound it into full fledged theories about what will happen, but in reality it doesn't matter too much. What is important to know is this: we are able to be with our families again. We believe that families are forever and that after death, we can be together forever. It is really the only important thing to know. How it will all get worked out with the spririt world, judgement, and resurrection, isn't as important as the fact that God has provided us a way to be with our families for all eternity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Krit Petty
Not at all. As the official church answer states, we worship God and Jesus Christ. I think that many people get this consfused though since we tend to place a larger emphasis on Joseph Smith than is strictly necessary. We see him more as a modern day Moses. He received direction from God and shared it with us. He wasn't a perfect man, he made bad choices and voiced opinions that don't always follow God's plans. No man is perfect save for Christ alone, the Son of God. Because our belief that God still calls prophet's today relies on Joseph being a prophet, we talk about it a ton. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Krit Petty
We believe that the office of "Prophet" is equivilent to the being the leader of the Apostles. Christ chose 12 apostles. When apostles died, they were replaced (see Saul/Paul). Peter led the church as the head apostle. He is what we would consider to be the "Prophet" in the New Testamant after Christ's resurrection and ascension. He was the most senior of the apostles. We believe in that same organization today. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Krit Petty
Simply put, we believe that Baptism is an essential commandment given from God. It is a promise to God and Christ that we are willing to follow them. Christ did it to "fulfill all righteousness." Since it is established as essential, God has provided a way that the dead can have the opporunity to be baptized. When we are baptized for the dead, it doesn't automatically convert them, but rather gives them the chance to accept baptism in the spirit world. If they choose to reject it then, that is their own free will, but everyone who has ever lived will have the opportunity to accept being baptised to take upon the name of Christ. Show more Show less