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Hi I'm Calvan

I'm a sports fanatic, I'm an aspiring writer, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Yeah, I'm pretty awesome! ;) From an early age, I have had a love for anything sports related. I pretty much know more about football than Einstein knows about phisics! Uh okay, maybe not... But I do love the game!. I'm a big fan of Notre Dame and BYU, and my favorite NFL team is the Oakland Raiders. One of my biggest hobbies and greatest loves is writing! So someday when I get a book published I would sure appriciate it if you could help me out and buy a copy please! ;)

Why I am a Mormon

Because being a Mormon is AWESOME! But let's get down to the nitty gritty, eh? I'm a mormon for one reason above all: Because it's true. I know its true for one reason above all: The Book of Mormon. I read the book. I prayed about it. I recived an answer from the Holy Ghost that the book is true and of God. If that book is true, then everything else about the Mormon faith falls into place and must also be true. If that book is a farce, then the Mormon faith is nothing special at all. Therfore, all there is to do is read the Book, and pray and ask God if it's the real deal. What have you got to lose, right? I did it. And I did get an answer. You can to. You really can.

How I live my faith

1. I live my faith by following Jesus Christ. 2.I live my faith by caring for my family. 3. I live my faith, by helping others in any way I can. 4. I live my faith by living a clean, moral, healthy live. 5. I live my faith as very best as I can.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Calvan
Our church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often abbreviated 'LDS') but we are also often called Mormons. This nickname comes from our belief in The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a contempoary to the Bible and is a record of God's people in the New World. It is another Testament of Jesus Christ. Just as the Religous Society of Friends are better known as 'Quakers', the nickname is for the most part embraced by members of our church, however the correct title is still The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because Christ is at the center of the Church and everything we do, and it is His church. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Calvan
It is important to note that our church is made of lay clegy- meaning our church leaders do not recive any monetary compensation for their services. All of our clergy and ministers serve and prefrom their callings voluntarily. Our tithing is instead used to build Temples and meetinghouses, to keep the lights on in said Temples and meetinghouses, to print the Holy Scriptures, to pay for our welfare trips and projects around the world, to spread the word of God to every nation, kindred, and tounge, and many other noteworthy causes. A tithe is defined as a tenth part, and as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it is our privilage (not burden) to aid in building Christ's kingdom by donating a tenth part of our income. And just as He does with all his commandments, The Lord extends incredible blessing to those who follow this commandment. Tithing is a holy and aincent practice. You can read about it in the Book of Malachi in the Old Testament! :) Show more Show less

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

Calvan
Yes, thank you. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Calvan
Baptism is incredibly important. It is an absolute necessity for our eternal salvation. Jesus Christ himself set the example for us when he was baptized by immersion at the beginning of his Earthly Ministry. Mormons belive in following the Savior's example in all things. Sadly, the true nature and importance of baptism were lost or distorted over the centuries following the death of Jeusus Chirst and his twelve apostles. However, in these days Jesus Christ has restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith the importance and signifigance, as well as the proper order, of baptism. Baptism must be preformed under Priesthood authority. The Priesthood is the power to act in God's name and accomplish his tasks. This Priesthood was given from Christ to his apostles, and they in turn passed it on to members of the aincent church. This Priesthood chain was broken due to the death of the apostles and early church members. The Preisthood was indeed restored in these the latter-days however, and now all worthy male members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints may bear The Holy Preisthood. When we are baptized by immersion under the authority of this Preisthood, our sins are washed away, we qualify for the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and we are set on the path to salvation. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Calvan
God is our Heavenly Father and we lived with him as spirits before this life (Jerimiah 1:5). He loved us and taught us the Gospel. He wanted us to be happy and progress to be like Him- perfect and glorious. However, we could not ever hope to be like Him; he had a perfected body of flesh and bone, and we were spirits. So God made a plan for us to come to Earth to obtain a phisical body so that we could learn and grow. This plan meant that we would not remember our pre-earth life with God, so that we could choose weather or not to believe in him and learn from our choices. God knew that as we learn we would make mistakes. We would sin (Romans 3:23). These mistakes would create feeling of guilt and shame and distance us from God. God can not look on sin with the least degree with allowance. So God sent Jesus Christ into the world to pay the price of sin. (John 3:16-17). Jesus Christ is our savior because he took the punishment of every sin every person would ever commit. Though we do not fully understand how The Atonment took place, it is understood that Jesus suffered in Gethsemane and on Calvary for each and every one of us. He sweat great drops of blood in agony for you. His hands were pierced for you. He died for you. He is the greatest hero of all time. Because of Him we will all be forgiven of our sins. We will all be resurected. And if we obey His commandments (a small thing to ask after He DIED for us), we will have Eternal Life with God. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Calvan
Faith is an action word. James teaches us in The Bible that faith without works (or actions) is dead. Therefore, if we believe in Jesus Christ the only way we grow in that belief is by simply going out and doing something about it. For example, say I wanted to plant a tree. Let's also say that I know nothing at all about trees. Say I was then told by another that if I bury a seed in the ground and care for it and water it- it'll become a tree. Well- I know nothing at all about trees. So it's my choice weather or not to believe what that person has told me. After I have chosen to believe, I have yet another choice; I can just say I believe and never do anything about it and never really know, or I can go out and plant that seed, water it, care for it, and then see for myself if it'll truly become a tree or not. So it is with our Faith in Jesus. We can say we believe, but until we go out and do something about it, that belief doesn't really do a whole lot for us. Jesus Christ invites us to plant a seed by reading His word, and then find out for ourselves if our faith will grow into a tree. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is the word of God. I tesftify that I KNOW this to be true. Now the rest is up to you. Go out and do something about it! Read The Book of Mormon, and see for yourself if it is true and if your Faith in Jesus will grow. You will not regret it. I promise you your faith WILL increase. Jesus Christ is real- and you can know it. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Calvan
Aincent prophets who belonged to a civilization that inhabited the Americas from 600 B.C - 400 A.D. A man named Mormon was a Prophet and a Historian who was born in the year 311 A.D. At an early age, he obtained the sacred writings and prophesies of his people which had been handed down through generations and added to by several authors over the corse of nearly 1000 years. Mormon abrdiged the colossal record into a single book, selecting the passages and stories that he deemed to be of most worth; stories that related to Jesus Christ's personal dealings with this aincent people. He entitled the book 'The Book of Mormon'. It is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less