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Hi I'm Lynden

I was born in Canada. I am a musician. I am a Blogger. I am A student. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21, I was born in the church but had to come to the truth of it for myself. I served a mission to Las Vegas, and am currently going to college. I am musically inclined, I play the guitar and piano. I love to jam and compose music. I also enjoy research and history. I am currently the author of two blogs.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born both of my parents where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father had converted when he was in his late teens and had served a mission to Chile. My mother, had been a member of the church her whole life, however her mother had been a convert and subsequent immigrant from Australia after she got kicked out of her home for joining the church. Although I was born in a condition of church and some of my most basic memories are related to church I did not receive a testimony of belief of the church until I was 14 years old and in 10th grade. It was at that point that I seriously questioned remaining in activity as I did not believe in the validity of the church. I ultimately asked in prayer to know if it was true; it was at that point that everything in my life changed. Since that point I have been rather obsessed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I started researching about the church in my free time. I knew it was true, but I didn’t know what it was. Most of my friends at the time were atheist and had a great influence on my search both positively and negatively. Positively because they were all intelligent about their beliefs which caused me to apply critical thinking to the gospel, but negatively this was the very reason why I finally asked God if it was true, because I really didn’t logically or spiritually think so.

How I live my faith

I am in charge of the Sacrament (AKA Eucharist or Communion) at my church. I teach and discuss the gospel with four individuals in their perceptive homes (AKA Home Teaching).

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

You cannot talk about Mormon long before some negative words come about. One of these words is the word "Cult". The word "cult" in-and-of-itself is not a bad word or aspect but is only a word which carries negative connections with it and as such is often applied to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a deterrent for further investigation of the church. The definition of Cult according to www.Dictionary.com is (according to the first result) "a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies." So if you took this definition of "cult" you could apply it any system of belief incorporating ordinances or ceremonies such as baptism, communion, prayer, or worship. The word "cult" is now just a throw-away insult designed to place negative emotions onto the church so that the observer rejects the church because of the word rather than the practices. We must judge as Jesus instructed: "By their fruits ye shall know them" (KJV Holy Bible, Matthew 7:20) We must first taste of a food before we know if it is good or not. Show more Show less