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Hi I'm Shane

I'm a foodie, I'm a student, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I just finished my freshman year of college. I plan on majoring in International Relations and minoring in Arabic. I put that endeavor on hold for two years to invite others to Christ in France and Switzwerland. I have found a lot of joy in telling others that there is new scripture, prophets, and that God will confirm any and all of these things on a personal level. In terms of hobbies, I like to play guitar, I enjoy going to concerts, I make money waiting tables and am consequently very motivated by food. I enjoy making home made ice cream and sorbets. I love to read non fiction literature, including the works of Malcolm Gladwell. I enjoy large events and expos where it is so easy to meet new people and try my best to apply that sort of attitude in all places whether that be in a waiting line or at a bus stop I think that it is important that we interact with those around us.

Why I am a Mormon

I felt the great love that Jesus Christ has for me. Through Repentance I have come to know the comfort and forgiveness provided by the atonement. Jesus Christ was the perfect example and I gained a testimony through prayer of the divinity and truthfulness that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was his church and guided by him. This knowledge excited me and led me to pray, study, and ponder the truthfulness of both The Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. I was inundated with feelings of peace, comfort, and warmth. These feelings were intellectual as well as emotional.

How I live my faith

I try my best to be like Jesus. I discuss faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ often. I attend church and church related activities. I serve others when I have the opportunity and try to take advantage of all the creations that God has placed on this earth for us.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

I believe that the root of confusion in regards to the concept of baptisms for the dead spawns from the twisted doctrine that baptism is not necessary to gain eternal life. If this doctrine is accepted then we would have a god that abandoned the laws of justice. Jesus Christ's admonishments to believe in him and be baptized would be out of character if baptism was not required of us. God would cease to be God if he did not satisfy the laws of justice, because there is right and there is wrong, there is sin and there is a punishment affixed. God meets the demands of justice by mercy which comes through the atonement of Christ on the condition that we believe on his name and are baptized. But if it is so that one must be baptized to receive eternal life, than God would have limited mercy and he would cease to be God. But he ceaseth not to be God and he has a way to satisfy the demands of justice. Baptisms must be done with a physical body on this earth. Those that have died and have not been baptized, need someone with a physical body on this earth to perform the ordinance for them. This is where baptisms for the dead come in. We perform these ordinances in temples and those that have died then have the choice to accept this proxy baptism. Many on the other side of the veil are anticipating and anxiously awaiting the day that someone performs this ordinance for them. Show more Show less