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Hi I'm Kirt

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married man in my 30's. My wife and I have 5 children ranging from 8 months to 10 years old at the time of this profile. I am a CPA living in Arizona. I enjoy moutain biking, tennis, an occasional round of golf, and swimming in the summer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. In fact, my pioneer ancestors crossed the plains to come to the West. However, I didn't just blindly follow the faith of my parents As I matured, I had to come to a knowledge for myself that this is Christ's Church. Living the gospel of Christ as recommended by his teachings and the guidance of living prophets has brought me much joy. I could not fathom living without the light that I have as a result of my membership in the Church.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel in its fullest cannot just be done on Sundays. I adopt the principles on a daily basis and I'm involved with other activities throughout the week that help me put my faith in action. There is no shortage of opportunities in the Church to serve others. I very much enjoy interacting with other members of my faith and those outside of my faith through acts of service.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kirt
Polygamy was practiced in the early days of the Church but only to certain men as called to that responsibility by the prophet. Polygamy was never a practice by all church members. Polygamy is only moral when God commands it. It was practiced by biblical men known to be some of the greatest prophets, namely Abraham, Jacob, David, and Solomon. Note that David was blessed with multiple wives but was condemned for taking a wife that was not commanded by the Lord --2 Sam 12 8-10. Similarly, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob condemned the practice of polygamy in his day because it was not a commandment from the Lord at that time --Jacob 2:27. Using today's social parameters to evaluate polygamy makes the practice seem uncomfortable at least. But the periodic practice among the Lord's covenant people throughout time cannot be ignored by Bible believers, nor should the practice of polygamy by a portion of the church members in the 1800s be considered grounds to dismiss our claim that the Church is led by God. Show more Show less