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Hi I'm Tim Schultz

I love fantasy novels, I love computers, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey my name is Tim, just to describe myself a little first from a social/physical aspect. I'm currently 24 years old, I attended a community college for 2 years majoring in psychology. I am one of 6 kids and have never owned less then 2 dogs (and many, many others). Oh and i have a knack/obsession with anything computer related. Now on to the spiritual section: I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My Parents were converted around the age of 25 and is actually how they met. Like most teenagers growing up i spent a number of years trying to figure out how things are supposed to be in this wacked out world. Through years of personal self assessment I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I know that my Savior lives. I know that Jesus Christ called prophets in times past to be a communicator and to look over his wonderful creation. I also know that he has and will continue to appoint prophets so long as there are people willing to listen, which is now more then ever...

Why I am a Mormon

Due to a deep sincere prayer long ago, the truth of this gospel burns inside me like a raging fire and has driven me to be a better person ever since.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for my church, taking on daily online conversations with those who are wanting to learn of the Lord's gospel around the world. Feel free to come chat and I'll help you any way I can.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tim Schultz
The entire foundation of our beliefs rests on Jesus Christ, as He is our savior and redeemer. Throughout scriptural history prophets have been called in succession to build upon and testify of that of that foundation when those of God's church begin to stray. One such prophet named Joseph Smith was called in upstate New York, in the year 1820, and was given instruction to restore Christ's church to the earth once again to it's full extent. Since the time of Joseph's death additional prophets have been called in succession, and the church has grown to 14 million members world-wide. Show more Show less

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

Tim Schultz
The nickname came about early on in the church's history due to our belief in the Book of Mormon. The fact that we study from both the KJV Bible and the Book of Mormon (both being the word of God) is something that continues to stand out from other faiths, and so it is something we are known for. The actual name for our faith is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and will never change. If you wish to use the term Mormon, the proper reference is to the members of the LDS church, rather then the name of the church itself. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Tim Schultz
There is a common analogy given within the church to show the importance of proper authority. Imagine you are driving down the road and you suddenly hear an ice cream truck coming up behind you with it's music playing, telling you to pull over. Would you listen? Would you accept a speeding ticket from them? The obvious answer is no, as they do not have the authority or requirements to enforce such laws. The same goes for the authority to baptize, one must have been personally delegated that responsibility in order to perform that ordinance. A good example of this is when Christ went to John the baptist requesting to be baptized (Matthew 3:15), and we believe we should do the same. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tim Schultz
It is well known that knowledge is power, the reason being that we can then have an increased range of choices and can therefore choose our fate rather then stumbling into it in ignorance. The same applies with God's plan of happiness, no one can choose to return to live with our father in heaven (God) if they don't know who He is or how we can keep the commandments He has given us. That is the purpose proselyting. As full-time missionaries (or member missionaries) we can give the opportunity for others to make the choice to follow God's will, as well as share our personal experiences when making righteous choices. Despite how some might feel, there is never any doctrine forced, rather we express what blessings will be missed if we don't keep our end of the bargain. Show more Show less