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Hi I'm RJ

I'm an EMT, I drive a sweet Camaro, and I follow Christ, because I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an EMT-Intermediate and i've volunteered with the American Red Cross and work on an ambulance service. I drive a sweet 1980 Camaro which is deep red with black racing stripes. I'm in a car club with my buddys called the Young Guns Car Club. I'm a published author somewhere on the internet...somewhere. I do my best to always do the right thing. And if i don't know what the right thing is, it's prayer time and its Holy Ghost time.

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many Churches. So many takes on the same thing. Some people think Christ was like this or would have wanted this and church should be this or that. The truth is, the wisdom and assumptions of man, though not entirely evil, have corrupted and diluted the doctrine of Jesus Christ. God loves us as much as he did in ancient days. He has the same power he did in ancient days. So why wouldn't he put forth prophets and uncover new scripture like he did in ancient days? Why am I a Mormon? Because this is Christ's church. This is Gods church. It's not my chruch, or Joseph Smith's church, or Thomas S. Monson's church. It's Christ's, and he works through us to establish it, especially the prophets. God leads our church. Thats why i'm a mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to become the man god wants me to be. I have charity and love towards all. And i judge not, save myself, in order to humble myself. I keep every commandment and standard to the best of my abilities. Yes, I falter... A Lot... But I always give it my best shot and I never quit. Though God my put trials in my way, I know they shall be for my good and make me grow.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

RJ
A restoration was needed because there was an Apostasy, that is to say, a time when the prophets and apostles were all killed and the authority to act in God's name, which they held, died with them. If you gave your son a car and told him to run to walmart and get some milk, and two hours later he limps into the front door and says "Car's totaled..." Would you give him the keys to another one? or would you wait until he was responsible and ready? That is kind of what the Lord did with the Apostasy. The people of the Earth killed and rejected Jesus Christ and his Apostles, which i'm sure, did not make the Lord to happy. So he took away the authority for people to act in his name, or the car keys, as it were. Men tried to take the pieces of the gospel they had totaled and combine it with their own wisdom and opinions to make their own church. Which became reformed by somebody else who thought it should be one way. then changed again until there were many churches splattered all over. Then the time came that there was religious freedom in the land. By the land, i mean, the United States of America. No longer would there be a forced religion by governments and monarchies and the time was right to give the car keys back. And that leads us to the story of Joseph Smith whom was chosen to be the prophet to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not with his own wisdom, but with the wisdom given from God, Just as in ancient days like unto Moses and Abraham. And through the power of God, Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and i could go on for days but you have a whole website to explain the rest to you! GO WATCH THE VIDEO! its great! Show more Show less