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Hi I'm Jack

A Mormon with great respect for Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and also for Muhammad, Gautama Buddha, Lao Tse, and other great souls.

About Me

Chiropractor, born in California, USA. Raised on a ranch in British Columbia, Canada. Have enjoyed living and working in the US and Canada, Samoa, Hawaii, & Germany. Married, raised 4 children with my wife, divorced, remarried. Happy. I think the most righteous man on earth may well be a one-eyed sheep herder out in Mongolia - listening to the inner voice and living true to 100% of what he knows to be true. That's what I try to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Study, and prayerful experimentation over 40 years have brought me increasingly powerful confirmation from the Spirit that our Father in heaven has created this earth and given it to us as part of a great Plan of Happiness for every soul born here, and that the Church of Jesus Christ holds the keys to the full purposes of God for His children. My reading of the Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, Teachings of Buddha, and Tao te Ching find that the root and trunk of the great world religions are essentially the same: charity, service and personal progress under the mentoring of a loving God who wants us to be saviors to our fellow beings. Jesus Christ performed the infinite Atonement needed by all peoples to open the way for us to progress from this life into the presence of God. I believe that only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds the keys to the Gift of the Holy Ghost and the sealing power to weld families into eternal families. I testify of my own personal experience that the higher I have seen men and women rise in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the more they live the simple principles that we are taught as children in the Church. Not all the time, but by far most of them, most of the time.

How I live my faith

In my home, I try to spend a couple of hours each morning in prayerful meditation with the scriptures, then lead my family in truth and love, in accordance with Doctrine and Covenants 121:34-46. I look and listen for guidance from the Holy Spirit to my heart and mind. In the Church, I am an assistant to the High Priest Group Leader in our ward (congregation). I was co-director with my wife at the local Family History Centre, and we have taught genealogical research in our community. We serve together as temple ordinance workers. As all members do, I have served in many and varied callings over the years, teaching, organizing, cleaning up, you name it. In our community, I have raised money and resources, and served on the board of our local food bank, have served for the past 5 years as stage manager and board member of our Community Concerts organization, held positions at our local Business Network International group, and volunteered at Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle for about 15 years. I have served in several capacities my local and state chiropractic professional organizations, as well as a couple of small professional mastermind groups.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Jack
The most compelling, unique thing I know about God's nature is that He wants us to sit with Him on His throne. (Rev 3:21) I know that Joseph Smith taught the truth when he taught that the Father actually wants us to be like Him in every way. (Note: I don't expect to be allowed near the throne anytime soon!) When latter-day saints say we are God's children, we believe the scriptures mean that literally, not just in a figurative sense. Children grow up to be like their parents, and so can we (Rom 8:16-18). As God's child, and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ, I expect to continue to love and serve my Father and the Savior forever (John 14:16; Moses 5:8). That fills me with joy. Show more Show less