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Hi I'm The Doctrineer

I'm an artist, a writer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the Ward Executive Secretary in my ward. I graduate from college in 2008 with a BA in International Relations. I am writing a series of novels that I hope to publish someday. I am waiting to move to Canada to my wife's hometown.

Why I am a Mormon

A week after my baptism I was still trying to get an answer to my prayers. I came home after Church and offered a prayer. I was reading scriptures relative to faith because I felt that is what I lacked. During this time, while studying, I thought to myself, “You already know the Bible is true. It is the Book of Mormon that you have questions about.” The real question became clear. Either the Book of Mormon is the words of Christ or they were not. I grabbed the Book of Mormon the elders had given me out of the top of my dresser and knelt in prayer again. I earnestly asked the Lord to let me know as I read the book whether it was true or not. I then looked up scriptures on faith in the Book of Mormon and as I read I thought to myself, “This makes sense.” I knew the words were true that I read in the Book of Mormon. I am reminded of what the Lord says in John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me.” That day as I read in the Book of Mormon the words became very powerful to me. I had truly received the Holy Ghost and can say I have heard the voice of the Lord. I knew the Book of Mormon were the words of Christ. I also knew that Joseph Smith is the Lord’s chosen Prophet. Joseph Smith was once asked who he was. And this was his reply, “Noah came before the flood. I come before the fire.” In Amos 3:7 it states, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing save He revealeth His secret unto His servants the Prophets.” What is the Christian world waiting for today? They are waiting for the Lord’s Second Coming. What needs to happen before that day will come? The Lord must reveal His secrets unto His servants the Prophets. Joseph Smith was that chosen Prophet to restore truth to the earth and prepare the world for the Lord’s Second Coming.

How I live my faith

Everything I do is based on what I know to be true. Because I know there is a Prophet of God on the earth, along with living Apostles-I seek, study, and ponder their counsel and then go to the Lord in prayer to guide me in my daily life. It is a great comfort to know that the Lord's church is on the earth, and as I do my part, He will be there to give answers to my prayers and bless me with the things I stand in need of in this life.

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

The Doctrineer
Because it is a commandment from the Lord. He has established a law of health to not only bless us physically, but spiritually as well. To put it simply we are to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and harmful drugs. In addition we are counseled to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, and other wholesome foods-we should stay away from things that are harmful to our bodies. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

The Doctrineer
The Book of Mormon is the Word of God to the world today. It helps us better understand the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible is from the Old World and the Book of Mormon comes from Ancient Prophets in the Americas. One of the last ancient Prophets in America appeared to Joseph Smith and showed him where the gold plates were deposited. he had to prepare first and was able to obtain the plates when the time was right. he translated them by the Power of God, and we can know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

The Doctrineer
By coming to know Him and following Him. Show more Show less