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Hi I'm Ken

I'm a convert. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 16.

About Me

I've been writing a book about my sojourn here on Earth. I'm old now, 100% retired, disabled Vietnam Era vet and since I joined the Church in October of 1963 I've rewritten the old saying; "Been there, done that, and got the T-Shirt." To know all about how and why I joined would take a book. That is because October 1963 was not just a baptism, it was a life-altering event that continues until this moment. I was taught by missionaries in the lobby of a radio station where I was working as a DJ my final year of High School. We didn't make it through the first "discussion". I was in tears right after the opening prayer. The exact same feeling I had inside that day still burns within me only now it is accompanied by all those years experience and the gaining of a wealth of knowledge here a little and there a little as the Lord saw fit. Today I am humbled and yet tearful upon the consideration of it all. This Church is true. It is 100% true and will forever be so and I can be a part of it if I can but remain faithful and endure to the end. Beloved friends, that little proclamation is stated with a love that cannot be explained in worldly terms, it is not boastful, it is not imposed, it is simply what it is. I know that you can know the same truth and I know how you can know it - and it will only be when you decide to want to know it and come to do so by your own free will and choice. Read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, sincerely.

Why I am a Mormon

I've heard some say, "I could not be "Mormon", it's too hard, demands too much..." It's exactly the opposite my friend. There are eternal truths contained in this Church that can be found nowhere else. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called a "Mormon" because I believe in the Book of Mormon as THE second witness of Jesus Christ along side the King James Version of the Old and New Testaments, because there is not so much as the tiniest question about God, The Savior, eternity both before this time and all to come, family, where I came from, why I'm here, where I go when I die, how I should relate to you - yes my friend, TO YOU, my eternal brother or sister as we both have the same Heavenly (Parents), that is correct, PARENTS... It goes on and on and the best part of all, it is all true. There is a God, there is a Savior who is Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God in the flesh and whose Church this is on the earth today. Should you choose, I can tell you all about it and speak truths you likely have never dreamed could be. I would do so with Christ like love and you would never be imposed upon, no not in the least, not even, dear friend, in thought. Learning why I am a member one could easily come to the conclusion, "It would be impossible for him to be anything else but a member of the Lord's true Church on the earth today." I have recently found myself spending a lot of time on the Internet looking for LDS sites much like this one. I have written, produced and published missionary videos and do so love to bear my testimony where thousands can see and know who I am, what I believe and why. One of my favorites is "Peace, Be Still". It's been a while since I visited the Internet so extensively. I have found cause to weep at what I've seen so much of. Satan is working everywhere, at every turn, at every angle to forestall the Lord's work. So much hate, so much misinformation, so many former members so very angry.

How I live my faith

It is often said that for members of this Church it is not a "Sunday go to meeting" thing, it is a way of life. 24 hours a day, 365 a year and if I can remain faithful, for the rest of eternity - and you should know that we say it that way because it is what we understand. The "rest" of eternity even in it's saying suggests that there must be some kind of an end. Better said; it would be, "For Eternity", period. I am in no way "required" to do or not do certain things such as not use alcohol, drugs, or profane the Lord's name, and so very much more. The Prophet of the Restoration, Joseph Smith answered when asked about why we live the way we do, paraphrasing, "We teach them correct principles and allow them to govern themselves". I am a Latter-day Saint, what I want more than all else for you is that you could know what I know and watch as the miracles of "choice" and "agency" gently lead you to the Savior Jesus Christ.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Ken
One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic or Protestant churches, it is seen by some as “unorthodox.” For example, the LDS definition of the Godhead differs from the Nicene Creed accepted by most Catholic or Protestant churches. The “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. However, sometimes it’s simply a matter of characterization that has grown up over time by the lack of understanding. Such misunderstandings often vanish when people begin to realize the commonality of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really teaches and believes. That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world whom we love and worship. When people begin to see and recognize these things about Mormons, then their opinion of the Church usually changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding. Show more Show less