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Hi I'm Greg Steven

Californian Mormon since the 60's

About Me

Grew up in Anaheim, CA. Served a 2 year mission in Spain. Married almost 26 years, 5 kids (4 boys, 1 girl). Profession is CFO for HVAC Contractor and CPA/Tax preparer. Love the beach...surfing, diving, cycling.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon, but if I hadn't been born into it, I hope I would have found the gospel anyway. I believe the teachings of the church for myself, not just because I was taught that way by my parents (although I'm sure that helped). I have studied what other religions teach and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense to me intellectually from studying the scriptures. The Holy Spirit has also borne witness to my soul that it is true.

How I live my faith

The most important way to live my faith is by focusing as a family to follow Christ and serve him. I try to teach the gospel to my children in the home and raise them with love and through example. Serving others is important and I enjoy my current calling serving as the bishop of our ward.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Greg Steven
We believe that in John 3:3&7 when Jesus told us that we must be born again, He was referring to being baptized. Being baptized is a requirement to enter the Kingdom of God. So what happens to all the millions of good people that never had an opportunity to hear about the gospel of Jesus Christ and never got to be baptized? Would a just God not let them enter His kingdom? God has provided a way by allowing those still living to act as proxies for those that have passed on. If those that have passed on accept the gospel of Jesus Christ, they can also accept their proxy baptism. The practice of baptism for the dead is not a new practice, but is a restored practice from the ancient church at the time of Christ (see 1 Cor. 15:29) Show more Show less