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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Mormon and proud of it!

About Me

As a university student, I have made learning a life-long pursuit. I enjoy teaching myself to play new instruments. Piano is my strong point. Guitar is my second-favorite instrument.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon. My parents are Mormon and so were my grandparents. Some argue that this means that I was brain-washed or something like that. That's simply not true. I have studied many religions, particularly those that hold Christ as a central figure in God's plan. I realized that they couldn't all be right. I realized that Christ had had appointed 12 apostles in his time to take over for him. I asked myself, what church has 12 apostles. I realized that the only church I knew of that could trace it's authority directly to Christ was this one--the very one that my parents had taught me about! I had to find out for myself. I read in the Bible, in the book of James chapter1, verse 5. I realized that I could ask God and he would answer me. He did. I felt good--inside and out--as I prayed about this church. It was an amazing feeling unlike any other. I hope everyone prays daily to know whether they are following the path that is best for them. I know that God is happy with me. What father wouldn't be happy for a child that follows in and finds joy in the process??

How I live my faith

I love living the gospel as well as I can. Whenever I am troubled, I know I can depend on family and friends in the church. When they can't help me, I read the scriptures with my troubles and personal questions in mind. I seem to land on the exact page of scriptures that answers my personal questions, helping me to solve my problems and thus find greater joy in life. This is my faith: God works in mysterious way, he loves me, and he wants what is best for me. I strive to live my life in such a way that my beliefs and religiously-founded happiness are made obvious.

In whom should we have faith?

Michael
We need to have faith in a lot of things in life. Faith is believing and acting. To be saving faith, or faith that produces salvation (physical and spiritually speaking), we must have faith in Jesus Christ as our savior and redeemer. Then we must act on that faith, live up to the belief. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Michael
Family is ever-so important for the church and for Heavenly Father's plan for us. We start out life with a family. That has never changed. God made us that way. He wants us to be happy. He provides for us a way to know what is best for us all. He provides a prophet for us--a modern-day Moses! Interested in learning more? Ask a Mormon to show you how to see what the prophet has to say as of late! Show more Show less

What is faith?

Michael
Faith is believing and acting. We need to have faith in a lot of things in life. To be saving faith, or faith that produces salvation (physical and spiritually speaking), we must have faith in Jesus Christ as our savior and redeemer. Then we must act on that faith, live up to the belief. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Michael
Of course. Have you ever studied history of the Native Americans? You will likely note some patterns. They match pretty well with the less ambiguous version in the Book of Mormon. Further evidence is in the Bible.  Show more Show less