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Hi I'm Bob.

I was born in Utah and live in Massachusetts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah. I have lived in Germany, New Mexico, Idaho, and Massachusetts. As I grow older, I'm grateful for reassuring scriptures, such as "the soul [will] never die" (Alma 42:9), "men are, that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25), and God's "work and glory [is] to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39) I am blessed with a wife, children, and grandchildren. I enjoy math and worked as an actuary. I enjoy German and am learning Spanish. I enjoy reading biographies and short stories. I occasionally write poetry. I like chess and basketball. I have MS. Because of MS I've learned to swim better and further than I once thought possible. Many of my ancestors were converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They came from many lands. That may explain my appreciation for "The New Colossus," a poem written by Emma Lazarus in anticipation of the Statue of Liberty.

Why I am a Mormon

Many of my ancestors joined the Church in its early history and were forced by mobs to leave their homes. Some lost their lives in the migration process. As did my ancestors, I, too, have received a personal witness that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored by and continues to be led by the Lord Jesus Christ through revelation to modern-day apostles and prophets.

How I live my faith

I accept callings in my ward (local congregation). I am a home teacher and visit specific families and individuals monthly to teach and serve, according to their needs. I work with our boy scouts and cub scouts. I have shared my love of math as a volunteer in some of our local schools. I try to live the Golden Rule and follow Christ as expressed by the prophet Nephi: "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life. " (2 Nephi 31:20)

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Bob.
The Bible recounts God's dealings with mankind in ancient times, including the creation of the earth and the promise of a Savior in the Old Testament and the fulfillment of that promise in the New Testament. I've loved Bible stories since hearing and reading them as a child. I was fascinated by the faith and courage of prophets and leaders in both the Old and New Testaments. Supernal are the life and teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Seminary classes during high school increased my appreciation for the Old and New Testaments, which informed and inspired me regarding important Gospel topics. For example, I was introduced to wonderful passages about the Holy Ghost in the Gospel of John and in Paul's epistles to the Corinthians. My study of the Bible has continued throughout my life, encouraged by weekly attendance in Sunday School classes. During the recent commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, my attention was riveted by the consecration and valor of William Tyndall, as portrayed in the videos series Fires of Faith and the book Fire in the Bones: William Tyndale--Martyr, Father of the English Bible, by S. Michael Wilcox. Show more Show less