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Hi I'm Jeremie

I'm 38 years old. I'm a weekend basketball warrior. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm a heart attack survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a happily married father of four. I love spending time with my family. My wife and I were both very active in high school sports and we now spend a lot of time coordinating (and sometimes coaching) our children's sporting events including soccer, swim team, basketball, and volleyball. I love to run, bike, and play basketball. I love learning and have an MBA degree and I've earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a true believer in God, and know that we are his children in a grand eternal plan. He has not left us in the dark but has provided us with scriptures, prophets, and most importantly, the Holy Ghost, which testifies to our hearts of truth. I have read the Bible and find it to be scripture, though some passages I find to be somewhat confusing. I believe Paul's testimony to the Hebrews that Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8). Just as God spoke to prophets recorded in the Bible, he spoke to prophets in the ancient Americas, whose written record is found in the Book of Mormon. Both books of scripture compliment each other, and strengthen my understanding of the being of God and my relationship to him. Though I was treated for cancer at the age of 20, had an unrelated bone tumor removed the same year with a titanium rod put in a femur, and had a heart attack at age 33, sometimes my gratitude of the blessings of God in my life overwhelm my emotions and bring me to tears of happiness. Truly, God has not left me comfortless (see John 14:18).

How I live my faith

I try to do right. I try to balance my life for family, work, church service, and community service, all of which are important and key to happiness. My faith is shown by the way I treat others. I try to be a friend to all. I support good programs and I am actively involved in the Boy Scouts. I unlock the church gym every Saturday morning for community basketball, inviting all to come play.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jeremie
Yes, the Bible is holy scripture that I consider to be true and of unmeasurable worth. My underlying faith in the Bible is based on the following  principles: 1) God is real, 2) He has a plan for us, and 3) We are not meant to be left in the dark. The Bible reveals God's plan as testified by ancient prophets and is a witness of the role of Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. The plan has not changed, and the collections of records from ancient prophets found in the Bible are as true today as when they were written. There is hope, comfort, and direction found in the holy scriptures (see Romans 15:4 & John 14:18). In a world of shifting values that leads to fleeting happiness, the gospel as taught in the Bible provides guidance for true lasting happiness. In times of hardship, the Bible provides a handrail and a sure footing. Truly, God has not left us comfortless. I often find the question of whether or not I believe in the Bible stems from my belief in other records as the word of God also. Consistent with my belief in the Bible, God reveals his plan to prophets, including people outside of the area of Israel where much of the Bible originates (see Amos 3:7). My belief in other books of scripture does not take away my belief in the doctrine of the Bible--it strengthens and clarifies my belief in the Bible. Show more Show less