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Hi I'm Steve Knight

I'm a Mormon. In fact, I am a 5th generation Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married father of six wonderful children and grandfather of twelve. My wife and I are "empty nesters." I work as a director of sales and marketing and enjoy writing, reading, music, and being with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not a Mormon because it "makes more sense" than anything else out there. You see, I believe in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ. I also believe in the Holy Ghost and that an important role of the Holy Ghost is to tell us in our hearts and minds when something is true. This means I don't need to see which way the wind of opinion is blowing, because the Bible says that if I pray with a sincere heart to know the truth about religion, or the truth of anything else for that matter, the Holy Ghost will reveal it to me. And he has. (See James 1:5.) During His earthly ministry, Jesus established His true church. In it, ordinances such as baptism were performed and true doctrines were taught by Jesus and the men who'd received the proper authority to carry on His work. Following the death of Jesus and His apostles, changes were made to some of the doctrines and ordinances. New creeds were established which were never part of the Church Jesus established, and soon that original Church in its true form was lost. I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost, the testifier of truth, has given me the assurance that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the re-established Church that Jesus originally set up.

How I live my faith

There are two aspects to how I live my faith. One is public, the other more private. By "public" I refer to opportunities for members to serve one another through the programs of the Church. For example, I recently had the privilege of serving for 2-1/2 years as one of the leaders of a congregation made up of young single adults, ages 18-30. What a great experience for a "grandpa" like me to be rubbing shoulders with such a fun and active group! Previously I've held several positions teaching gospel study classes to both youth and adults, and for awhile I served in an advisory capacity to one of our Spanish-speaking congregations. While there is great satisfaction in serving others and enjoying special friendships and associations, what makes it even more meaningful is the personal and spiritual aspect -- my spiritual foundation. It is the knowledge that Jesus is my Savior and that God, the Father, really does exist -- that He knows me, understands my struggles, and that He hears and answers my prayers.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Steve Knight
We absolutely believe in the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God. It is a record of God's dealing with peoples who lived during a specific time in the history of the earth, and, more importantly, it testifies of Jesus Christ, the church He established, and the sacrifice (Atonement) He made for all men by taking upon Himself the sins of those who are willing to repent and follow His commandments. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Steve Knight
An easy way to understand how we look at life is to think of it as a three-act play. First of all, we believe that our existence didn't begin at birth. To us, being born is actually the beginning of "act two." The first act began long before we came to earth. That was when we existed with God, our Father, as spirit beings. There He offered us the opportunity to come to earth and prove that we can make choices that are pleasing to Him while we're "away from home." Now that we're here, our memory of "act one" has been purposely veiled, thus making it necessary for us to walk by faith instead of the sure knowledge which that memory would give us. But rather than permit us to feel our way blindly through this life, being susceptible to persuasive ideas that may or may not be true, God has promised that each of us may have access to spiritual promptings -- sort of like messages from home -- to help guide us in making the kinds of decisions that will allow us to return to His presence. That will be "act three," and we believe that if we are faithful in following the plan Jesus has outlined, we will be able to return to God and be there together as a family unit forever. Show more Show less