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Hi I'm Zach

I am Canadian, born and raised. I love to go backpacking and camping. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If you were to walk by me on the street, you'd probably think I was just like most other people. I love playing all types of sports, being in the outdoors, and just chilling and having a laugh with my friends. I'm a senior in college, but I'm preparing to go on to grad school once I finish my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. The most exciting thing for me in the past few months is that after a lifetime of waiting, I finally went sky-diving! To me, life isn't worth living unless you're having fun living it, and no one can stop you from having a fun but you and your own attitude!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that there is a God who loves each of us individually. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to teach us principles and actions of righteous living, known as the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that after this mortal life, we could return to live forever with God, who is our Heavenly Father. In our day, just as in times before He was on this earth, Jesus Christ has called prophets, duly-appointed messengers who teach and remind us of the principles of the gospel. I have found the fulness of these teachings and the Lord's true prophets to be in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I have devoted my life to trying to follow the Lord's Gospel to the best of my ability. Though I am not perfect, I know that as I do all that I can do, through the grace of Jesus Christ I have the opportunity to return one day and live with Him and my Heavenly Father forever.

How I live my faith

The teachings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints focus on the potential of each person to become more like the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. Many people have heard the saying "What would Jesus do?", and this is how I try to live my life. I try to find small ways to help someone out every day, whether its by helping someone move or just bringing a smile to someone's face. I have found that the greatest joy in my life comes when I am helping someone else, and to me, that is the underlying message not only of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but of life.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Zach
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has thirteen fundamental "Articles of Faith". The eighth one of these states that "we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly." In short, the answer to the question "Do Mormons believe the Bible to be Holy Scripture" is: Absolutely! Many people of other faiths question this belief, because of the Church's acceptance of other books of scripture, such as the Book of Mormon. The words of prophets from ancient times in Israel were compiled into what we now know as he Holy Bible. As part of the Mormon belief that God speaks to all of His children, the words of prophets from ancient times in the Americas were recorded and compiled into what is now known as The Book of Mormon. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that God has spoken, does now speak, and will continue to speak to men through prophets throughout all of time. These other books of scripture are not meant to detract from or compete with the Holy Bible. Rather, as one prophet in the Book of Mormon states, they are to "convince...the Gentiles...and also the Jews...that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true." (The Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 13:39). In short, both the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon have the same goal - to show to the world that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This goal is achieved more fully when both books of scripture are studied together. Show more Show less