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Hi I'm Connor

I'm a cyclist, I'm studying medicine, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to school right studying biology. I hope to become a medical doctor in a few years. I love the science of medicine and I want to have a profession that will allow me to help people throughout the rest of my life. I'm an avid cyclist, and enjoy riding with my Dad. I love to ski too.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a really curious guy. I want to know why things work the way they do. That's probably why the sciences like physics, chemistry, and biology interest me so much. That curiosity carries on to my spiritual understanding. I spend a fair bit of time wondering why. Why are we here on Earth? What is my purpose in life? Where do I go after I die? Questions like that. The gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through the latter-day prophet Joseph Smith answers those questions for me. I believe we know truth through two means: it makes sense logically, and we get a spiritual confirmation. The gospel makes sense to me logically and I've received a spiritual confirmation through the Holy Ghost as a feeling of peace that God is real, He is my Father, Jesus is the Christ, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's church restored in it's fullness on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

I believe the best way to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to follow His admonition given in the Book of Mormon to, ". . . be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect." (3 Nephi 12:48). This cannot be accomplished without Christ's help nor in a short amount of time. But as I strive to live as Jesus did day by day, He molds my character to become more like His. I give myself in service, both random and organized. I play a part in most of the blood drives that go on at my university. I strive to be virtuous and honest in my life. I also believe that we have a responsibility to share the truth with others. In my local congregation I teach a Sunday School class to my peers. I do my very best to keep the commandments given to us by the Lord through His prophets and I know that doing so will be what ultimately makes me happy.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Connor
No, of course not. The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Christ teaches, ". . . there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent." (Mosiah 3:17). We worship our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father is our Law-Giver. Christ is our Savior. We respect and honor all the prophets of God for the divine role they play in His Plan and in teaching us the revealed truth of God. But we do not worship them. They are mortal like us and subject to mortal infirmities. But we give them due respect and admiration for their sacred role. This applies to all the prophets and apostles: Adam, Moses, Noah, Elijah, Samuel, Peter, James, John, Paul, Joseph Smith, our current prophet Thomas Monson, and others not listed. They are very important for the role they fulfill, but are not the objects of our worship. That is reserved for God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less