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Hi I'm Greg.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Jewish home, and while we didn't practice our religion I did attend Hebrew School and was recognized with a Bar Mitzvah at age 13. I ran track, played football, and had a great childhood. I later served in the Navy, and after the military, I graduated from college and earned a Masters degree. I am married with 5 children and 8 grandchildren. I enjoy work and serving in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young Jewish boy, I was moved by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, but I couldn't share those feelings with my friends or parents. During my youth I had many questions that remained unanswered. While in the Navy I attended many churches. One early experience found me visiting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was impressed by the members but not ready to make a commitment. I began to study Philosophy which led me on a quest for "truth." Years of study still resulted in no satisfying answers. Something kept telling me not to give up, there was more. I desired to know where did I come from? Why was I here? Where were the Prophets of Old? What happened to the lost tribes of Israel? Who was this man called Jesus? Through this quest and wonderful experiences with the Latter-Day Saints, I commited to seek the truth. I studied, prayed, attended church, paid tithing, gave up drinking. Observing the Church close up made me realize that it truly was established for the "perfecting of the saints." As I read, pondered, and prayed, I came to the realization that if I could ever be a Christian, I would have to be a Mormon. When that glorious day came, over 30 years ago, I was baptized and thrilled at the possibilities for my life and my family. Now those possiblities have become realities and I truly rejoice daily in the blessings my family and I have received.  

How I live my faith

When I took the leap of faith and became a Christian (Mormon) there was no room for half-stepping or luke warm commitment. I have strived to serve with my heart, might, mind, and strength and by so doing, I have been blessed and hope to have blessed others. In over 30 years of service I have had the opportunity to minister and excercise leadership. I have come to realize it doesn't matter where you serve, but how you serve and no matter what you sacrifice, you can never outgive the Lord. I have been richly blessed.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Greg.
I, like many others, cannot, and could not, believe that God, our Eternal Father, would provide wonderful companionship and that this great love between a husband and wife would perish in the grave. The thought of a joyous marriage ending with death did not seem loving. As I speak to people, I find that most intuitively feel that not only will they recognize their companion on the other side but will somehow be with them. These feelings are the promptings of the Spirit bearing witness that marriage is supposed to be eternal. Not unlike our earthly marriage, performed by someone in authority and recognized by the State, the ability to be "bound on earth and in heaven," in other words, "sealed" together can only take place and be performed by one having the authority to do so. This authority lies with the Priesthood of God, and delegated to those who have been set apart to perform this sacred ceremony in the House of the Lord. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Greg.
Because we are mortal and all fall short of the Glory of God, it was necessary for our loving Heavenly Father to provide a way that we may return to Him. Jesus Christ offered himself as the sinless sacrifice, taking on the sins of the world, our sins, so that we who are with sin could return. As Saints and Christians we are obligated to do all we can to live the best lives we are able to. We are to serve, sacrifice, and love. "Faith without works is dead." Christ's sacrifice is the grace that will make the difference after all we have done. Show more Show less