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Hi I'm Keron Johnson

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

About Me

I am a Record Officer. I live in Jamaica. I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the late 90s. I love track and field a lot and I enjoy sight-seeing. I am an easy going, non-conflict and no non-sense guy.

Why I am a Mormon

I must tell you that I grew up with my grandparents. My grandfather attended Church of God and my grandmother attended Gospel Hall. They encouraged me to choose for myself the church that I wanted to be apart of without their influence. But I being a teenager back then, the last thing I wanted to be is a christian. My view of Christianity was one of confusion. I just could not understand how people claiming to use the bible could interpret it so differently, which created a division that was so spectacular to ignore. My grandparents never argued over doctrine, I think they tried to co-exist, and choice of church for them was mainly the people they liked and the atmosphere that was created there. It was not until I went to live with my mother in an urban area that I came in contact with missionaries from this church of which my mother was already a member. Of course I was taught the gospel and about the plan of salvation. The more I read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, the stronger I felt that it was of God and that it is true. I prayed about the church and Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and it just felt right. The feelings that I had can be explained in Galatians 5:22. Feelings of love and peace, and that even though I did know everything about the church at the time, and about Christendom on a whole, I could take a step of faith and follow Christ and be a member of His church.

How I live my faith

I have held various positions in the church after becoming a member, all of which have help me and others in some ways. Currently, I am serving as a Branch Clerk. I assist which all records keeping, example: Membership, Financial, Attendance and any other administrative duties as required. This calling, as we call it, or responsibility has help me to be goal oriented. I have seen great results in my life by just writing my goals down and reviewing then occasionally. I have seen and appreciate the importance of record keeping. Leaders of the church counsels us to keep journals so that our children will have them and learn from our experiences in life and if they are smart they will not make the same mistakes as we did. If you really think about it, somebody must have kept records or journals of the teachings of prophets which we canonized and use as scriptures today. I am very grateful for the scriptures today. How I live by faith? I write down my history. It is like planting a seed and hoping that one day it will grow up into a strong tree that bears fruits and offers shade, not just for yourself but for your children and your children's children. So my words written are like seeds to the my younger generations. I thank God for living prophets that teach these principles to me.

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

Keron Johnson
We use the King James version of the Bible in the Church worldwide. We consider the words of the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We believe this version of the Bible to be the closest to the original text. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Keron Johnson
The Book of Mormon is the main reason why members are called Mormons. I am not aware of anyone other religion or sect using this sacred book of scriptures. The Book of Mormon is unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less