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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the husband and father to an amazing family. My wife is everything I could ask for and we have three children that keep us on our toes. I enjoy the outdoors and I have a passion for bowhunting. While I travel frequently for employment, my heart is at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the mormon faith. Knowing that the world would have it's chance to teach me what it had to offer, my parents did their best to teach me the principles of the gospel. As I grew into a young man I wanted to know for myself what my parents had taught me was true. By praying to Heavenly Father I was given peace in knowing what they taught me was true by the power of the Holy Ghost. I will be eternally grateful to parents who taught me the truth and a Father in heaven who helped me to know for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly trying to be a better person and encouraging others to do the same. As I try to be better in my own life, I pray and read the scriptures. I try to apply and live what I've learned from the scriptures and the prophets. I find true and lasting happiness in living the commandments of God. I get to regularly visit the homes of other members. This is what we call home teaching. Home teachers are given families to watch over and care for. Sometimes, as a home teacher, I may be asked to help with home or vehicle repair or some simlar need. I try to help each family I'm assigned to understand the commandments and how happiness comes from living them. As I get to help organize and oversee the home teaching in our particular area I constantly see people giving of their time and resources for the benifit of others. Their unselfish acts and help me to see how I should act as I strive to be more like Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Adam
Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on earth. Many people, however, have died without being baptized. Others were baptized without proper authority. Because God is merciful, He has prepared a way for all people to receive the blessings of baptism. By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died, Church members offer these blessings to deceased ancestors. Individuals can then choose to accept or reject what has been done in their behalf. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Adam
Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. Everyone on earth experiences physical death. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, all will be resurrected and will live forever. Because of personal choices, everyone also experiences the effects of sin. These effects are called spiritual death. No one can return to the presence of God without divine grace. Through the Atonement, we all can be forgiven of our sins; we can become clean before God. To receive this enabling power, we must obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes having faith in Him, repenting of our sins, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives. The grace of God helps us every day. It strengthens us to do good works we could not do on our own. The Lord promised that if we humble ourselves before Him and have faith in Him, His grace will help us overcome all our personal weaknesses. Show more Show less