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Hi I'm Gene Robbins

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of 5 wonderful Children. I am also an IT professional working for a large defense contractor

Why I am a Mormon

I have not always been a Mormon. I joined the Church 21 years ago when I was 24. Prior to this time I really knew almost nothing about the Mormon's. I did however know, and understand the Bible because I had read it cover to cover more than once in my lifetime. Prior to finding the Church I always wondered why the Church I belonged to, or the ones I studied, never quite had the same organization as the Church described in the Bible. I knew that my church, and most others were good and helped bring men closer to God, but I still felt that the complete gospel and organization was missing.I knew if I ever found the true Church of Jesus Christ it would be small, comparatively speaking, and it would be persecuted and misunderstood by the general public. When a coworker gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon I could not put it down. I had such a peaceful feeling and I could feel God's love for me as I read it. Almost inconceivably at first I started to naturally avoid inappropriate behavior that previously seemed okay. I could sense that this change that came naturally and welcomely was pleasing to the Savior. I found that I enjoyed wholesome activities more than I ever dreamed possible and actually felt that I truly felt happy for the first time in my life. It didn't take me long to visit with the full time missionaries. I was so excited when I first met them I said "what do I have to do to be baptized?" I think they almost fell over when I said that, but they just smiled and said come let us teach you. I met with them for a few weeks and was baptized along with my wife.  

How I live my faith

I teach a Sunday School class every week for the 12 year old youth. I love this calling because it helps to strengthen my testimony of Jesus Christ as I prepare to teach every week. Almost everyone in the LDS Church carries out some position of responsibility in the Church. It is one of the ways we show our love for the Savior we work in his church simply for the satisfaction of helping and serving others. 

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Gene Robbins
Mormon's believe that God is our Father. Probably what makes us unique is that we mean that literally not metaphorically. Everyone of us upon this Earth is a literal son or daughter of Heavenly Father. He is the father of our spirits and we lived with him before we were born. Our spirit, just like our physical body is created in the image of God. God is a Glorified man and we look like him, albeit without the glory that he possesses. In our pre-mortal existence he raised us to maturity and prepared us to become like him. We reached a stage that in order to continue to progress we needed to experience mortality and receive a physical body like he has. None of us were forced to come to earth and experience the trials of mortality. We each consciously made that decision after carefully considering the pros and cons. We knew it would be hard and we knew we would each make mistakes, sin and not be worthy to return into his holy presence. We also knew that because we would sin and be unclean he promised to provide a Savior, Jesus Christ, who would take all of our uncleanness upon himself. All we had to do is repent and endure to the end relying on him to cleanse and strengthen us on our daily walk back to the Father.  Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Gene Robbins
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints considers homosexuality a sexual sin similar to adultery or fornication. Like all sins, we love the sinner but hate the sin. Just because someone has acted on homosexual feelings or experimented with it does not mean that we turn our back on them. We love them and stand ready to help them repent when they are ready. The world would teach that if a person naturally has a desire for others of the same sex, then it is okay to act on those feelings. I believe that those feelings are no different than a heterosexual who has a desire to have sexual relations outside of marriage or with multiple partners just because someone has those feelings it does not mean that it is acceptable to act on them. Someone struggling with this temptation should speak to the Priesthood leader of the Church known as the Bishop. He will be able to provide them counsel and direction to help them resist, receive professional counseling, and repent if necessary. Marriage between a man and a woman and the rearing of children are essential in the plan of Heavenly Father for us to return to him and to become like him.  Show more Show less