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Hi I'm Jerem

I am a computer information systems student at ASU, and a full-time missionary in PA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 22 years of age and was raised in an active Mormon home of 9 children. I am a lover of knowledge and constant growth in all aspects of life. I am a student at ASU for Computer Information Systems and eventually want to specialize in the computer industry. My life has always been planned out ahead of me, but has never gone as planned. I grew up knowing that we have a Father in Heaven who love us perfectly and that we always have someone to rely on in times of happiness and sorrow. As a member of the church we volunteer to serve for 2 years as missionaries from the age of 19 to 21. I was called to serve in Mexico at the age of 19 and eventually came home 1 year early for heath reasons. After being home for 2 years I felt that I was then able to return to the mission field and finish the labor given me. I am currently serving in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Mission. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is everything in my life. There is not one other person, task, item, or reason in life that makes me happier than living the gospel principles which I have come to know are true through study, prayer and experience. I love to share what I have come know to be true through prayer with others and I strive to do this every where I go and with everything I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints because I choose to be every day. I have studied and continue to study other theologies of life and have never found anything that makes more logical , emotional or spiritual sense as the Gospel of Jesus Christ does. I have also received witness after witness through the trial of my faith that the church which Christ established while on the earth was restored by the prophet Joseph Smith, and that the power of God is once more upon the face of the earth. I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live by my faith by keeping myself morally clean, spiritually alert, and I try to gain as much knowledge as I can about the world around me concerning other religions and education on many different topics. My faith is more than just something I participate in on Sunday, it is; if not part of me, most of who I am today. As I listen to music, watch movies, participate in the day to day tasks such as school, work, family life, and social networking; I strive to draw principles from the gospel and make correlations to them with every part of my life and the lives of those around me.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jerem
As I go around from home to home, either setting up networks or building computers, or even just helping others learn how to use their computer; I install a DNS filter on the home router and if needed, each computer in the home. This allows the entire home network to be filtered from anything pornographic in nature and gives peace of mind to the parents. A DNS filter is easy to install and takes no maintenance. Requires no passwords, and can only be changed or removed with more than novice technical skills. Show more Show less

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

Jerem
We believe The Bible to be The Word of God just as we believe The Book Of Mormon to be The Word of God; simply because they were both written by Prophets, Seers, and Revelators of God. The confusion as to whether or not we believe The Bible to be such is caused by misunderstanding our position on the relationship between The Bible and The Book Of Mormon. The Bible was written by those called of god to do so; however, the Bible has also been changed time and time again throughout history by those that believe they have more wisdom and knowledge than God. This belief that The Bible can be changed, altered, added to, taken from; came at the end of the lives of those apostles which were killed for their testimonies. As the world lost the power of God, which Christ and His Apostles held; man began to rely upon their own wisdom and understanding, thus interpreting The Bible to mean something other than intended. While The Bible contains many truths and is The Word of God; it has been altered and misinterpreted for so long that it is impossible to understand its pages without the guiding hands of Heavenly Father Himself. For this reason, Our Heavenly Father commanded the ancient prophets in the american continent to also keep record of their dealings with Christ. The Book Of Mormon does not replace The Bible; however it does help make clearer the truths which are already found within its pages. The Bible with The Book Of Mormon contains the Fullness of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jerem
If I was to pull you over and write you a ticket for speeding, would you even listen? The Authority to baptism others is, if not more important then just as important as the symbolic action of immersing ones self in water. Understanding how the authority of God works is key in understanding many principles of the restored gospel, as well as to understand that a restoration was necessary. Along with the covenants one makes when baptized, one must receive The Gift of The Holy Ghost. We read from the pages of Acts 19 that Paul found need to re-baptize and give The Gift Of The Holy Ghost due to the lack of Authority found in their past baptism. The same issue with misunderstanding authority can be found throughout many principles of the gospel including prayer. Some do not understand that there is no authority, nor permission given, nor need to pray to or through any other person other than Jesus Christ Himself. The permission to pass through the gates of Heaven can only come from one person and by none else. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Jerem
Mormonism teaches the world about baptism in the same light that The Savior taught the world during His ministry; that baptism is essential for anyone to inherit the kingdom of God (John 3:1-36). Baptism, as Christ taught is simply the gate to the path of eternal life and not the finish line (2 Nephi 31:15-21). After one has made the choice to place God first in every decision that is made in life, then he must remain steadfast and "endure to the end" in order to have eternal life granted him. The steps are rather simple: Faith leads to repentance, repentance to change in desire/nature, desire leads to action (baptism, making promises with Father in Heaven), which then in turn gives us the strength and capacity to endure faithfully through life's trials. To endure does not simply mean to make it through a trial; but rather indicates that we might do so with patience and with grateful praise that we can learn through our trials which come naturally while on this earth. One of my favorite scriptures tells us that Eternal Life is free for all men, and that Christ forbids no one from partaking of eternal happiness (2 Nephi 26:23-28). When we see that we are able to do as God would have us do simply because of the grace which He offers; we understand that life eternal is a free gift as we are obedient; for we could never obtain eternal life alone (we are imperfect, therefor unable to exalt ourselves). Baptism is essential and key to beginning on the road to eternal life. Show more Show less