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Hi I'm Shane Mickelsen

I'm a husband, I teach music, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I studied music and love spending time with my family. I love learning about people's beliefs and sharing my own. My family lives in Utah and I love them more than anything!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to live with my family forever and ever! This gospel brings me joy, happiness, and understanding about my purpose in this life. I don't know where I might be without the restored gospel.

How I live my faith

I love reading the Book of Mormon and sharing it with people who've never heard about it. I love to see their faces when they hear the stories for the first time and feel the spirit speak to their hearts. I teach the 14 year-olds' sunday school class.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Shane Mickelsen
The Church uses tithing to build and maintain church buildings as well as the associated operating costs. That is the most basic use of the funds. Mormon clergy are not paid. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Shane Mickelsen
You bet Mormons are Christians. We believe that it is only through the grace of Jesus Christ that we can be saved. We worship God the Father in the name of His Son Jesus Christ. He is divine and He is our Savior. We believe that Jesus asks obedience of His followers, hence the statements: "Come follow me," "Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect." Some people mistakingly say that Mormons believe that we are saved by works. This is only because we believe that Jesus has asked us to be obedient and to do many good deeds of our own free will. However, just because we believe in doing good works doesn't change the fact that it is by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we can be made clean. We are saved by grace. By our works we demonstrate whether we want to take part of that wonderful blessing. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Shane Mickelsen
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a perfect life and did all that the Father asked of Him. He had free-agency to accept or to disobey. He utilized his agency to do the will of the Father. Thus, the Father and the Son are one in purpose and will. Jesus died on the cross of calvary and willingly gave up His life and paid the price for our sins. He broke the bands of death when He was resurrected. He has overcome sin and death and He is the only way for us mortals to reconcile ourselves with God. Jesus paid the price. Jesus asks us to repent of our sins and to learn God-like qualities such as love, patience and forgiveness. In the bible he even commands us to become perfect even as our father in heaven in perfect. This is not an easy thing, but through Jesus Christ all things are possible. I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves us. I know that He hath redeemed us from sin and death. What can we do with that gracious gift? We can love Him. We can keep his teachings. We can seek to be more like Him as he commanded us saying: Come Follow Me. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Shane Mickelsen
A restoration was needed because there had been a falling away from true gospel principles. This has happened many times in the earth's history. Unto Adam God gave the gospel and it didn't take many generations before the majority of Adam's posterity were wicked and rejected God. Enoch, and Noah were prophets to whom God spoke and revealed His will. God also made promises with Abraham and revealed His gospel to Him. Not many generations passed until that lineage ended up in Egypt and eventually rejected the God who had promised them so much. This falling away lasted until 1500 BC when God called Moses to restore the blessings upon His chosen (yet apostate) people of Israel. Moses taught them the Law and prepared them to receive the Gospel. This law continued throughout the generation until Christ came and introduced His true gospel. With the divisions of the 1st and 2nd century christian congregations and the killing of the apostles, another falling away occurred. The Apostles prophesied of the falling away or Apostasy. The Apostle Peter prophesied of the restitution of all things before Christ’s Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). Joseph Smith’s First Vision marked the beginning of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible records these events. The Book of Mormon records simultaneous events on the american continent. The Bible and Book of Mormon both indicate that God has one people and he speaks to them through his authorized servants the prophets. Show more Show less