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Hi I'm Scott S.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married man with three children. I have lived and worked in Washington D.C., Utah, Wyoming, Florida, and Idaho. I have been a professional Educator most of my adult life. I love reading history, singing, and college football. I also love the Church!

Why I am a Mormon

To say that I have inherited the faith of my father's would be unfair to them and my children. I am a "Mormon" because that faith has been confirmed and reaffirmed within me on a personal and spiritual level. I know by the Holy Ghost that God lives. That Jesus is the Christ, and that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God...and that Mormonism, as is some times called is literally true.

How I live my faith

My faith is a large part of who I am. I strive to live my life in accordance to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I pray often. I read the Scriptures for guidance and strength. Many of my greatest joys have been as a the result of feeling and acting on the Spirit of Lord in many small ways throughout my life. I have experienced many of the Lord's tender mercies...and I am a witness of those everyday of my life.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Scott S.
They will teach you about our Heavenly Father and his Great plan of Happiness for His children. They will teach you about Faith, Repentance, Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost. They will also teach you about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the work that He does for mankind today through the restored Church of Jesus Christ. They will teach you about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and about the restoration of the fulness of the gospel. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Scott S.
Because it contains the strength and wisdom of more that 6000 years of recorded spiritual history. The Bible gives us strength, encouragement, and guidance. As a Mormon, I love and cherish the words of ancient scripture. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Scott S.
We believe that we should follow the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized by immersion just as he had. In addition, Jesus taught that we must be baptized in order to be saved See Mark 16:16. In addition, baptism is an important symbol of entering into a newness of life see John 3:3-5. By being baptized we enter into a covenant with God to keep His commandments and to serve our fellow man. He in return promises to send us His Spirit to guide us. See John 14:16-17. Baptism is a requirement to join His Church. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Scott S.
Faith to me is more than mere belief. Faith is acting on those beliefs. In my life, it has not been enough to simply believe in Jesus Christ, as one would act on an idea. I needed to believe Jesus Christ. The way I came to believe Him was to try to learn of his teachings, then actively try to live those things which he taught. By doing this, my faith in Him and in His promises have increased so much. What I know has come by what I have experienced. Show more Show less

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

Scott S.
The Church was established on April 6, 1830 according to the laws of the state of New York. At that time it was called "The Church of Christ". Because of our belief in the Book of Mormon, those who were against our faith began to call us "Mormonites" or "Mormons". I, for one, don't mind being called Mormon. To us, it means "More good". We try to do some good everyday! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Scott S.
I too have wondered if I was just some creature running on the conveyor belt of life...only to exist to eat, drink and sleep. Life can seem such a waste! Yet, when I consider the eternal truths that have been revealed to living prophets by God, I now understand a few things. One: I am an eternal being who lived before I was born to an earthly family. I lived with God for ages and was well-acquainted with him year after year. While in His presence I was taught, along with many others, my first lessons about His plans and purposes. Two: The primary reason we were sent to earth is to be able learn and progress..."For behold, this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39). I often think of myself, as if I am situated in a great classroom, learning to fulfill the full measure of my creation. The Bible describes seven creative periods, as I live my life, I see myself growing in knowledge and capacity. For example in the world of literature, I have read widely and ponder deeply many of the great books of literature. Yet, there is so much more to read, ponder, and understand. I feel like I am on day three of the great quest to become a fully enlightened person. It will take me many years into the eternities until I become fully developed...like the created earth! Thirdly: We don't just live in Heaven to play harps! We will be growing, evolving eternal beings with an eternal destiny and purpose. God has a plan for us! Show more Show less