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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a Christian and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About Me

I live in the east of England. I'm 30 years old. I have a small family. I have my own Web Development company. I'm pretty busy with work at the minute but when I have free time I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, cycling, reading occasionally.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church by my parents who both independently joined the Church in young adulthood. My faith now, of course, is independent of theirs and I can add my own experiences to those that my parents shared with me. To know why I'm a mormon rather than a member of another Christian denomination you have to know a little about the unique doctrines. I believe that the Church is the only true and living Church on the face of this earth. Not that others do not have truth, and much of it, but that in this Church you can approach God in a way not possible in any other Church or pursuit. We have a prophet at the head of our Church that has been appointed by God, and if that sounds weird refer to your bibles. Prophets aren't anything new. Joseph Smith was the first prophet in modern times and Thomas S Monson is our prophet today. God speaks to these men as he did to prophets of old. Through this Church you will learn to get closer to God and closer to your families. You will learn why you came to this Earth and where you'll be going after this life.

How I live my faith

My faith does have some impact on my daily activities. I pray most morning and evenings and we try and work in regular study of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Although I acknowledge that people of other faiths and indeed of no faith are good people I would be lying if I didn't recognise the massive contribution my beliefs have on my outlook and approach to relationships and situations. I definitely think that there is much to gain by seeking God and learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Nathan
Cult is just a media buzzword. If you've heard the word cult and mormon said in the same sentence then you'll probably be talking to someone with a particular view of our church. If by cult you mean a group of people that worship God and go to church for 3 hours on Sunday then you're not far off. Cult, often gives the impression that it is a high pressure closed society where people are brainwashed and perform ritualistic practices and pry on the weak. If this is your view then you haven't met a mormon. Don't be put off by anything you've heard, approach one of us by coming along to one of our meetings or maybe meet someone online. Show more Show less