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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm a music enthusiast, an adrenaline junkie, I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Jordan and I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I am a son of two amazing parents and the youngest brother to 5 siblings. I am very adventurous and always open to trying new things. Most people I come in contact with don't really get me, but for some reason they stick around despite my imperfections, and I call them friends. I love to make people laugh and have a good time. I enjoy snowboarding, art, music, sports, food, and spending time in the city, at the beach, or in the mountains with family and friends. Some call me crazy, I call it versatile, that's how I can relate with just about anyone.

Why I am a Mormon

The question itself is a loaded one to me because there is no single thing that can contribute to the way I lead my life and why I'm a mormon. But, if you want to get technical, it boils down to the fact that I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and that the FULLNESS of His gospel has been RESTORED. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God just as I know the Bible to be the word of God and I have only found it to be true by experiences that I have had when the Holy Ghost has testified to me that they are true scripture and witnesses of Jesus Christ. I also know that God has a specific plan for each of us, and we can find out what that plan is. I have found out what that is, and I have never felt greater preace and purpose in my life. I have been able to overcome many things in my life and I know we can overcome the hardest trials of all which are sin and temptation. Through repentance and the atonement of Jesus Christ, all things are possible. I have only come to know these things by acting for myself and seeking answers to my most personal questions and things that come into my mind on a daily baisis. Those answers have only come by the Holy Ghost testifying to my heart that they are true, and no one can take those witnesses from me, and I know that they are true. I feel fortunate to have this knowledge and I wish for others to have the same so they can TRULY feel the love of our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Chirst in their lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a day to day baisis, because I know that faith is all or nothing. My life is very fast paced, like nearly everyone else in the world today. However, I find as I take time out of each day to set aside a few mintues for reading the scriptures and having personal prayer, my day and my life seems to go much smoother. Try it and see what happens. I often look for oppertunities to serve others, not for recognition, only for the knowledge that I have helped someone else, my brother or sister. This life is meant for us to learn and grow. We cannot coast through this life and expect to get anything out of it. Many of us look for ways to achieve a higher potential, but sometimes those ways will still hinder us from becoming all that or Heavenly Father knows we can. That is why the gospel -in it's fullness- is so important, it helps us recognize the potential we all truly have, the potential to become like Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. (Romans 8:16-17)

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jordan
Since serving as a missionary in Georgia, I have talked to numerous people about the doctrine of Christ. There are many denominations out there that believe we are "saved by grace" after we "accept Jesus Christ." To a certain extent this is true, however if we look at the commandments God has given us and understand what it means to be a deciple of Christ, there is much more entailed than just "accepting" Him. The encouraging thing of course, is that we know through the Bible and the Book of Mormon that this is true and that there is a specific path that we can all follow to return to live with God again, that path being the one that Christ himself walked. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jordan
Clearly stated many times in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, preaching for money is not of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ does not have a price, nor should it ever. The only price that has ever been paid in the true and living gospel was the price Christ paid for each of us to repent and become better. His grace and mercy cannot be bought for a price from us. It is given to each of us as a gift when we truly seek it. Once we have obtained a remission of our sins, it is up to us to continue living righteously. Money is something the world runs on, and the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ has never been used as a source of income. Christ's apostles and everyone he called had an occupation outside of the church, Peter, James, and John were fishermen. Show more Show less