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Hi I'm Jarom

I grew up in Idaho. I'm the fifth of nine children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in college right now studying Applied Mathematics. I love math, and I really enjoy music as well. I'm somewhat of an amateur computer tech. I guess I'm the epitome of a math geek.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, but I'm a member today because of the testimony that's grown in me through study of the scriptures (Book of Mormon and Bible) and through living the principles of Christ's gospel as it has been restored in our times.

How I live my faith

I do office work for the church. I also attend classes at the local Institute of Religion. I'm a member of the Enrollment committee, so I also encourage others who may be interested in scripture study classes to join us.

In whom should we have faith?

Jarom
Our faith should be first and foremost in Jesus Christ. He is the center of our Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation for His children. Without faith in Christ, we have no hope for a better world to come. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jarom
We want all to receive and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ, the living and the dead. Baptisms performed in behalf of the dead allow them the opportunity to accept that act and thereby follow Jesus Christ before their resurrection. 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?

Jarom
Each of us is a child of God. Our body was created by Him to house the spirit that truly is His offspring. He also will allow us as live for it to receive His Spirit to be with us. That is why our bodies are called temples. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jarom
No. It ended as a practice in 1890 after a revelation from God to His prophet, Wilford Woodruff. That revelation is explained in the Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration 1. It helped me understand this. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jarom
We believe in the sanctity of life. Except for extremely rare occasions (ie, if the mother's health is at risk), abortion should not even be considered. Even in these rare cases, it is a matter of sincere, heartfelt prayer. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jarom
The second question would be at least part of my answer to the first. He is the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer. Salvation and Eternal Life come through His selfless sacrifice and Atonement in our behalf. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jarom
It is not "secret." It is a very sacred setting, and we preserve that sanctity by helping those who enter meet the standards of worthiness the Lord has set. We not only welcome, but encourage all to come to the temple. It is merely a question of preparing first. We enter the temple to enter into covenants, sacred agreements, with God: to pledge to follow His Son and to receive blessings given in no other way. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jarom
The best ways are through frequent sincere prayer and study of the scriptures. Our Father in Heaven desires to communicate with each of us on a very personal level, and He invites us to seek that communication out as we pray and study. His Spirit attends us in these activities, and we begin to know our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Jarom
We await our resurrection. When we do rise, we receive all of the blessings God can give us through the grace of His Son Jesus Christ. We must accept these blessings by following Christ's example. Show more Show less