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Hi I'm Isaac

I'm from Washington state, I love reading, music, camping and slurpees and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a college student at Brigham Young University- Idaho. I love to read. I like hanging out with friends and watching classic American TV.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the teachings of the church are true. I haven't always known that.When I was 15 I came to a point when I needed to feel close to God more than ever. During this time, when I was ready, I came to know him and love him. the Book of Mormon helped significantly in this process. I have read from the Book of Mormon all my life but I did not read straight through until I was 18. I committed to myself that I would read the Book of Mormon by the new year. As I did so and really tried to grasp it's message I felt a peace and joy consistently come over me. I suppose it was this experience that really helped strengthen my personal knowledge and conviction of the Book of Mormon. Prior to that I had a witness from God, or testimony, that it was true, but this experience was a milestone in that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by being kind to other people and fulfilling church assignments. I also try to be happy, which is the purpose of our religion. Sadness and opposition are natural in life but I try to make the best of any situation.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. We respect him and revere him for all he did as a prophet. We worship God. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. This is done by teaching about Jesus Christ and his teachings as well as learning about his church and then inviting you to make and keep commitments that will help you come closer to Jesus Christ. We believe very strongly in agency or the ability to choose our actions for ourselves and so you shouldn't be afraid of the missionaries trying to force you to do anything. They will however give you the opportunity by simply asking if you will do something such as read and pray about the Book of Mormon or attending church. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is wonderful. i wouldn't chose another way of life. The very purpose of life is to be happy. This church is led by revelation or in other words direction from Jesus Christ. Everything God has revealed in it is for our benefit and eternal happiness. This doesn't mean that their aren't challenges in life, there definetly are, but because of the gifts and blessings I've received from Jesus Christ I have found some of my hardest times can still have great joy and I can draw closer to God. Being a Mormon is like adding seasoning to food. It just makes everything taste better. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

This is a frequent question I've been asked and the answer is yes. If a christian is defined as someone who sincerely tries to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and acknowledges that it is only through him that we can receive salvation then yes we are 100% christian. many people say we are not christian because we have beliefs that vary widely from mainstream Christianity. Which is true, we accept the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ as scripture and believe Jesus Christ speaks through living prophets and apostles, his current will for his people on earth. That said those beliefs are part of what makes us christian. the tell us more about him and his will for us, not less. so yes if you define a follower of Christ as a christian, we are christian. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

It is clear in the bible that Jesus Christ taught baptism was essential for all people in order to enter the kingdom of God. Well that raises the question 'what about all those who never had an opportunity to hear about Christ, let alone be baptized? Are these people denied the opportunity to live with God?' of course not. God is loving and merciful, but like Jesus said, all must be baptized. It requires us then who have received to be baptized in behalf of those who have died without baptism. In this way it fulfills the commandment and God is still completely merciful. That brings us to the next natural question. 'what if someone didn't want to be baptized and follow Christ?' well these people will have the opportunity to accept or reject that baptism, but now at least they have a choice. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is an assurance from god of some truth. for example if you wish to know for yourself that the book of mormon is true you begin to study it, then pray to know if it's true. in the lord's way and time you will recieve an answer. That answer is a testimony and typically comes in the form of warm positive feelings and feelings of enlightenment. Show more Show less