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Hi I'm George

I build websites and play video games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading science fiction, comics, and I also play RPG's, i.e. role-playing games, like D&D and L5R. I'm basically a geek/nerd. I program websites for a living, and am happily married. I also have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Wire-haired Dachshund.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know it's true. How do I know? Because I read the Book of Mormon and asked God if it was true. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, I know it is true. I was raised LDS, but like everyone, there comes a time when you must question and challenge the ideas and precepts you were taught. Everytime when I've had questions, I've gone to God and asked him for wisdom and answers. Every time I have done this, I have received a clear, reasoned, answer. I am Mormon because prayer works. I believe it is important to question our own assumptions... as long as you go to the one source of all Truth. It isn't a matter of blind faith. My faith is not blind. In the Bible, it says faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for and the EVIDENCE of things not seen. That is the essence of my faith. It is substantial and real.

How I live my faith

I try to treat others as Christ would. I try to help people whenever possible. I try to make others' experiences more positive. Sometimes, I fail... so I am definitely a work in progress. I am a financial clerk for my local Ward and help make sure that tithing and other funds are treated with respect, confidentiality, and kept secure. I also teach sunday school for teenagers aged 14-18. I learn A LOT from them, and enjoy working with them and helping to answer their questions.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

George
No. We do believe that Joseph Smith is important in restoring the Church of JESUS CHRIST to the earth in our time. But the church is still Christ's church. Not the church of Joseph Smith. We reverence Joseph Smith, but we don't worship him. We only worship God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

George
Well, this isn't entirely true. In Acts 1, after Christ returned and taught his disciples for 40 days after the resurrection, Peter asked them to choose a new Apostle to replace Judas. Hence, Mathias was chosen to fill the vacancy in the 12 Apostles. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

George
You can start by reading the Book of Mormon. You may be familiar with the Bible, and if so, many ideas in the Book of Mormon will seem familiar, especially the part of the Book where Jesus Christ visits the inhabitants of ancient America. That can be found in the book of 3rd Nephi, Chapter 11. Once you've read the Book, pay attention to how you feel and ponder upon the things you've read. Then, assuming you really want to know if they are true, the best way is to ask God himself if it's true. Many people can tell you they know it's true. I know Mormonism and the Book of Mormon is true. But ultimately, everyone has to find out for themselves. And the best way is to do even as James suggested in the Bible, James 1:5. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." At first it may seem like you can never know if these things are true. But, think about this: If these things are true, if Jesus Christ really did live and die, and live again, wouldn't God want you to know... really know, if these things are true? Of course, and so there is a way that you can know. And that is by reading the Book of Mormon and praying, asking God himself, the source of Truth, if it is in fact true. I promise you that if you do, you will know for yourself that Mormonism is true. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

George
In the church, a common phrase that members of the church will use when talking about marriage is that husband and wife need to be "equally yoked." What does that mean? Well, a yoke is what was used by the pioneers to tie their oxen to their wagons. It is a large curved piece of wood with two metal loops that go around the necks of the oxen. Typically, a yoke would allow 2 oxen to lead a wagon equally. If one oxen doesn't pull his weight, then it becomes difficult for the wagon to make any progress whatsoever. So, being "equally yoked" means that as husband and wife strive to carry the burdens of life, it's important that both are working towards the same goals, moving the same direction, and both pulling as much as they can. I've always felt it's important for husband and wife to be of one mind, heart, and soul. That takes a lot of work and communication, but when decisions are made between two people who are united, then instead of argument and disagreement, there is discussion and consensus. Show more Show less