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Hi I'm ZB

I sing, I run, I like to jam on the ukulele and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just a regular guy in his early 20's still trying to decide what to do with his life. I was born in American Fork, Utah and raised in Murray, Utah. In high school I was into a whole bunch of different stuff. I love to sing in the choir, especially when I get a trippy tenor part that makes me have to sing higher than the altos. I have been playing the guitar for about 5 years now and have been learning to rock out on the uke for about 4 of those years. I played football for my high school team as the kickoff and PAT kicker. My favorite thing to do was compete in track and field. I was one of those crazy people who actually enjoyed running, especially the nearly impossible and dreaded 800m run. That about sums up what I at least used to be, I'm still working on the future me.

Why I am a Mormon

I sacrificed two years of my life for something that I believed to be true. I say "believed" because now I know that it is true. There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and that God loves me. They know my worries and my concerns and they are there and willing to help if I just humble myself, ask for help, and do as I'm instructed. Through the experiences I have had in MY life, I know that all these things (and more) are true.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith is by striving to be the very best that I can be. I constantly ask myself, "What would Jesus do?" "What would Heavenly Father say if I did that?" In these ways I am able to keep myself out of a lot of trouble and stay on the straight and narrow path. Every day I simply strive to love others and treat them the way Jesus Christ would.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

ZB
Allow me to preface this question with the first scripture of the Old Testament in the Bible: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Gen 1:1) A simple meaning that I think can be derived from this is that God created the earth as well as everything on the earth. God has given us 100% of what we have. When we pay our "tithing" we are asked to give 10% of our earnings. By paying tithing we acknowledge how much God has given us and show thanks by giving back money that will help the church to fund its growth and projects. Tithing goes to a variety of different things like helping missionaries with their finances and building temples or church houses. There is even a special tithing fund that only stays within the ward or branch that the members live in. This fund serves as a type of "emergency fund" for the other members of that branch. Show more Show less

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

ZB
Over many years, the church has released many documents regarding our beliefs on many topics. One of the oldest ones that was actually written by our first modern day prophet, Joseph Smith, is the Articles of Faith. We have 13 of these articles, and the Eighth Article of Faith is "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly..." To put it simply, yes. We believe the Bible to be the true word of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

ZB
Do Americans worship George Washington? No, we do not worship the Joseph Smith, he was just a man like you and I. We do reverence his life though and the sacrifices he made because of his love for God. It is just like the 4th of July Celebrations that we have here in the United States. Are we worshipping the men that fought for the freedom of a nation? No, but we give our respects to the things that they accomplished because of their love for God and country. We give tribute to the sacrifices that allow us to live the lives and have the freedoms that we have today. For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, we feel that same kind of "patriotism" when we reflect on the things Joseph Smith was chosen to do in restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. Show more Show less