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Hi I'm J. Whitcomb

I'm an American Mormon, baptized in 1971 in Pasadena, California, at age twenty-two. I was later married in the Los Angeles Temple

About Me

My wife Gladys and I have three grown daughters. All of us are happily active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am now an author of nonfiction books, mostly about my interviews with eyewitnesses of apparent living pterosaurs in various parts of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I knew anything about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I knew Jesus Christ as Savior and Son of God. The Book of Mormon I approached cautiously at first, looking through various books and chapters. My prayerful searching was answered through the Lord's still small voice of peace: Everything that I had read in the Book of Mormon was from real people who had experienced real events long ago. I came to know for certainty that the book was true. For over forty years I have tried to live my faith, finding continuing peace and joy in progressing in my abilities to abide by gospel principles that I know come from God. I have come to better understand that I am one of countless imperfect persons who attend church regularly in spite of whatever particular weaknesses each of us has at any particular moment. Through the mercy and grace of our Savior, who is Jesus Christ, we can rise above our weaknesses, in the time given to us, and feel comfort in the reality of the progress we have experienced in the past and in the reality of the straight and narrow way that our Father in Heaven has given us to progress in the future.

How I live my faith

Each day I have a short scripture study, often by reading in the Book of Mormon. During the day, I strive to think positively about the value of each person I meet, treating each one with respect. I try to focus on what is right, rather than dwell on what is wrong.

What do Mormons believe about family?

J. Whitcomb
The family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal happiness of his children. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. This mortal life is like the second act of a multi-act play, but our memory of the first act is temporarily veiled by forgetfulness. We lived with God the Father before we were born into this world; there, we were brothers and sisters, living in a heavenly family. Now, we try to make our earthly families as much as possible like that heavenly family. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

J. Whitcomb
Yes, in the sense that we believe completely in Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God, the Messiah, the only way back into the presence of God the Father. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life in the sight of God the Father, and allowed himself to be put to death. He took upon himself the sins of the world and was resurrected. He lives. Show more Show less