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Hi I'm Layne.

I'm a Mormon from Nevada.

About Me

I am married with a wonderful wife, six children, and eleven grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by two Mormon parents who taught me to study the scriptures and to seek the truth. As the Apostle Paul said, "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." They did not want me to rely on their beliefs, leaving it up to me to make my own decisions. Over the years, I attended worship services in different churches with my friends, and I studied materials published from different sources. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contained the truths about Jesus Christ that I was searching for. Reading and studying the Book of Mormon was a witness of Christ that no other church accepted but was, to me, clearly written by prophets of God. I believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and the Church is founded on revelation that God is just as willing to reveal to His prophets in this age as He was in ages past.

How I live my faith

Because there is no paid clergy in the Church, I have had no formal religious training, and I have a regular job to earn a living. Over the years, I have been given various assignments and callings in the Church. I have taught young children on Sundays and teenagers on weekday mornings before school. At other times, I have held positions of leadership, which have allowed me to provide temporal and spiritual assistance to those in need. The Church helps me get my priorities in proper order, helping me to love God and my neighbor.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Layne.
We believe that men cannot be saved without Christ's grace, which offers to completely remove the effects of sin from all people. The grace of Christ assures the resurrection for all people, but Christ's grace does not excuse willful disobedience or rebellion. To fully take advantage of the grace of Christ we must do all that we can to be obedient. The Apostle Paul put it this way: "Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" (Romans 6:1-2 See also Ephesians 2:5) If we strive to abandon sin, Christ's grace is sufficient to cleanse us from sin, which we cannot do for ourselves. We cannot earn our way to heaven on our own, but neither can we expect to receive the blessings of heaven without obedience to God's laws. Show more Show less