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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm 20 years old, I love God, and I love being a mormon!

About Me

I'm twenty years old. In highschool my main sports were Football and Lacrosse, I also polevaulted and wrestled for part of highschool. I was on the honor roll, but I've moved on with my life now and I've found happiness and peace in life in following the Lord. My greatest dream is to get married and start a family. I love children. Their probably the greatest thing that ever existed. I'm looking forward to going to school and studying architecture or engineering, and maybe playing lacrosse. My name is Tyler, and I'm a Mormon. Oh yea, I've also played the piano since I was 7 and I play the ukelele as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a mormon. Not because of others influences but because I believe that it is true. My conversion in life came soon after highschool. When I was growing up, I basically had to go to church every Sunday. My parents would wake me up every Sunday, and I would get up, put on my church clothes, and go to church. I never really went because I wanted to go. I just went because that's what my parents expected of me. I believed in God, and I believed that the things that I was taught were true, I just chose to follow the influence of my friends when it came to my attitude of the Gospel. I wasn't a great person, but I wouldn't say I was a bad person either. I was a good person who had a bad attitude towards the Gospel. Well after highschool a friend and I moved out of our homes together and got a small apartment in town. He was going to school and I was working and saving up my money so that I could go on a mission. Well after a few weeks, one of our other friends hired us to help him roof his parents house. So we said yes and when it came to Sunday they were still planning on roofing the house. Well we had a choice to make. We could either keep the Sabbath day holy and go to Church or we could keep roofing the house, and unfortunately we choose not to go to Church, and to keep roofing the house. Well for about three weeks we made that same decision. That we were going to keep roofing the house and not go to Church and at first I didn't feel a difference, but by the end of the threee weeks. I felt something missing in my life. Something didn't feel right. So I pondered on it and fairly quickly I realized it was because I hadn't been going to Church that I felt that way. So the next Sunday I got up on time and got dressed and went to Church, and that Sunday changed my life. I started going every week and reading the scriptures. A light came into my life that I had never thought before was possible. I know it's of God and that its true. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I pray frequently throughout the day, depending on what I'm going through at the time. I study The Book of Mormon everyday. I try to do my best to help others follow God. I go to Church every week, and love being a Mormon.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Tyler
Prophets! just like the prophets who wrote the Bible. A prophet is an inspired man called to speak for the Lord. The Lord would command prophets to write what they learned and some of their dealings with God. Those writings were then compiled into books such as The Book of Mormon or The Bible. So when you ask who wrote the Book of Mormon, my answer is prophets called and inspired by God to write what they knew. The Book of Mormon was put together by a prophet historian named Mormon. Mormon then gave the Book of Mormon to his son Moroni. Moroni, after writing a few words of his own, burried the writings. The writings were written on gold so that they could be perserved through the generations. Then in the 1800's Joseph Smith was led to and translated these writings into english by the power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true by the Power of the Holy Ghost. You can gain that knowledge for yourself as you read, study, ponder, and pray about the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Tyler
We believe that God has called a prophet for us, in our day, just like He called prophets of old. A prophet can lead us and show us the way, just like in times of old.We believe in Christ, in God, His Father, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsamane and death on the cross provides us with a way that we can be forgiven of our sins and return to live with our Father who is in heaven. We believe that the first two principles, or building blocks, of the Gospel are faith and repentance. We believe baptism by water and recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost are essential to our salvation and the gate by which we can enter into the staight and narrow path that leads to eternal life. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe The Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes in the same orginization that existed in Jesus Christ's Church anciently with apostles, prophets, pastors or bishops, teachers, evangelists or patriarchs, and so forth. We believe that a man must be called by God, by those who have the authority to do so, to preach the gospel and to do things such as baptize and give the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things that pertain to the Kingdom of God. We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience and allow all men the same privilege, let them worhip how, where, or what they may. Although we also believe in doing missionary work just as Christ commanded his disciples of old, but we do not believe in forcing anyone to believe in what we believe. We believe in doing good and seeking after good things. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, virtous, and in doing good to all men. In essence Mormons believe in Christ, His Church, and His teachings, or Gospel. Show more Show less