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Hi I'm Paul

I live in Georgia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to one wife, father of four and grandfather of four (so far). I work as a software engineer and project lead over six employees. My hobbies are basically computer programming, playing games with family and friends, and watching movies. I am involved with the BSA (past 15 years). I work in the Youth programs of the church. I am a return missionary (Zurich Switzerland). I was married and sealed in the Temple many years ago, and am still married to this same wonderful woman.

Why I am a Mormon

Besides the fact that the spirit has witnessed to my heart and mind, that this is the restored Church of our Savior Jesus Christ, I believe it to be most logical and correct church I have ever studied. I have studied many religions both Christian and non-Christian. This church answers eternal questions about why we are here, where we came from, where we’ll go after death, what we'll do after death, and other incite for families and citizens like no other church on the face of the earth. This church believes in all the words and prophecies of the holy prophets both ancient and current. It has the book of Mormon, which I believe to be translated by the gift and power of god, as a fruit and keystone to my religion. One may deny the Church, but they still have to explain away this document, a hard piece of evidence that God really spoke to a young man named Joseph Smith. Without the church I am hopeless. Without the inspiration of the Holy Ghost as a constant companion (benefit of being a confirmed member) I would not be able to provide for my family, probably not have a solid marriage, and probably would have lost all my children to the world and its wicked ways. I think those a few good reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the Scouting program in my community. I am an active Home Teacher. I enjoy working in the Youth Programs. I am the President of the Priest (16-19 year olds) Quorum and the presiding High Priest in the ward.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Paul
Two Primary reasons: 1. Because we were commanded of God to do so. 2. In order to raise a righteous generation unto the Lord. In the s church it was only authorized to worthy male members who could provide for their families and under the authorization of the priesthood and consent of the first wife. Polygamy began and ended as a result of divine revelation. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Paul
First we must strive to understand Christ’s will for us. Second keep his commandments. In so doing we feel the love he has for us, we gain confidence through obedience. This combination expands our Faith in him and allows us to feel the Faith he has in us. This expansion of faith propels us to do more. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Paul
They believe that Heavenly Father is a loving and exalted man, the Father of our Spirits and the one to whom we worship and pray to often. That he has a plan for us to follow and we need to align our will to his. We can do this by first following the example of his Son (also a God) Jesus Christ and second listening to the Holy Ghost (also a God and third member of the God Head) who the Father has sent that we might not be left alone. Through proper active Faith, constant repentance and abstinence of sin, baptism by water and fire (with the proper authority), we can be like him and gain all that he has to offer. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Paul
1. We go to a place called paradise where we await the resurrection of our spirit to our immortal body. 2. Those who kept the commandments of the Lord and endured faithfully to the end will have eternal increase, or in other words all that our father has. Show more Show less