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Hi I'm Robert

I'm the father of four, I'm a copy editor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church in October 2004. I was introduced to it through my wife, who was born into the church. I'm a father of three boys and a girl. My hobbies include history and trivia. I'm a big Milwaukee Brewers fan.

Why I am a Mormon

What the church teaches makes sense, something I cannot say about other denominations of Christianity. Plus some of what the church teaches, I had already concluded on my own as true before I was introduced to the Church, such as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost being three separate entities, not a Holy Trinity.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the teachings of my faith every day. Some days I fail miserably at it, but still I try the best I can.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. He holds a position that been shared by Isaiah, Moses, Samuel and many others. Recent prophets include Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. They teach us how we should live our lives here on Earth. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Mormons perform proxy baptisms because we believe that no one should be left behind when it comes to the Gospel. Not everyone gets to learn about the Gospel when on Earth. That should not disqualify them from receiving the blessings that come from the Gospel. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I believe that people realize that the teachings of this church are rooted in the Gospel, and not a collection of distorted rhetoric created by man. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

While other churches concentrate the spiritual responsibilities in a minister, pastor or priest, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes all members should have such responsibilities. While we do have leaders to guide us, we all take upon ourselves the "mantle of Christ" in order to spread the word and do good deeds. Show more Show less