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Hi I'm Alan Stout

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the LDS church all my life. I am currently 50 years old. I have served in the Army since 1982 and currently serve on active duty in SC with 3rd Army.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon becuase the Holy Spirit has borne withness to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the Church whose name it bears; further, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God as recorded by His holy prophets who lived in the New World (Americas) between 600 B.C and 400 A.D., and most importantly, the Book of Mormon testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I also know that Joseph Smith is the prophet whom the Lord used to bring this great work forth for the benefit of all mankind in these the last days. I also know the authority, requisite for salvation in God's eternal, Celestial Kingdom, has been restored to the earth, and because of his love for all his children, the Savior has paved the way for all of us to enjoy the marvelous blessings prepared for those who love and serve our God.

How I live my faith

Because we believe in being doers of the word and not heareres only, I am greatful to have been called to serve in the ward Sunday School Presidency. I truly believe there is no greater call than that of a teacher, and so it has become my blessing and privilege to assist the members of my congragation in becoming better teachers.

In whom should we have faith?

Alan Stout
In Christ, Jesus. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Alan Stout
So we can be worthy of the Holy Ghost to dwell within us. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Alan Stout
By helping us be unselfish and more charitable. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Alan Stout
By becoming familiar with his word, living his teachings, and inviting him into your life. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Alan Stout
While the Church hasn't practiced polygamy since the 1800's, I believe the LDS church has always been directed by a Prophet of God to lead and direct Christ's Church. When the Church practiced polygamy, it was because it was God's will to do so at that time. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Alan Stout
All of God's creations are a testiment of the existence of God, not to mention his word. 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.

Alan Stout
To lead and administer to the church members the world over. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Alan Stout
Because God is a god of order, it follows that he would authorize his servents to act in His name. I serve on active duty in the Army and see this principle of authorty as a routine part of the military culture. Of course, not only does the military recognize the importance of having authority, but just about every other social institution of our society, whether it be in education, government, law enforcement, etc. So why would it be different in God's Kingdom here upon the earth and in Heaven as far as that goes? Indeed, Jesus went to John to be baptized because John held the necessary authority. As the Bible teaches, "Let no man take upon himself this honor, unless he is called of God, as was Aaron." Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Alan Stout
Don't do it for selfish reasons...in fact don't do it at all "unless in the opinion of competent medical counsel, the life or good health of the mother is seriously endangered or where the pregnancy was caused by rape and produces serious emotional trauma in the mother. Even then it should be done only after counseling with the local presiding priesthood authority and after receiving divine confirmation through prayer.” Show more Show less