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Hi I'm Jed

I love to read. I'm curious about everything. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town and moved to a big city. I like to play the drums and wish I could play the guitar. I've always been curious about how things work, especially electronics. That is why I am studying electrical engineering technology. I enjoy living in a big city where there is a lot of things to do. I have a daughter who just turned one and a beautiful wife.

Why I am a Mormon

There is a living prophet of God on the earth today that stands at the head of this church under the direction of Jesus Christ. If this were not true it would not matter to me which church I went to. I know this for myself through living and studying the teachings of the prophet and former prophets. I have received answers to my prayers and know for myself through the Holy Spirit of God that this is true. If this is true, and it is, there seems little reason to settle for anything less.

How I live my faith

I do my best to be kind to those around me and help them with what I can. My favorite part of being active in my faith is feeling the sweet foretaste of heaven through the Holy Ghost. I enjoy serving in the church because it helps me feel the Spirit more. Sharing the gospel with others is one of the best ways for me to truly feel the Spirit. I have enjoyed my responsibility to teach a teenager Sunday school. Now I get to be more active with working with the missionaries. My favorite Gospel subject is the plan that God has for us centered around the Atonement of Jesus Christ. However, in the end the most important aspect of living the Gospel to me is being with my family.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Jed
I've been told many times that it doesn't matter what church you go to as long as you believe in God and are a good person. I've heard the analogy that God is at the top of a mountain and there are many paths to the top. There is some truth to that statement in that the world would be much better if everyone believed in God and tried to be a good person. However, Jesus said " Enter ye in at the strait gate:...Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) Jesus organized His church so that those who believed on him would be unified in their faith. He ordained men to work in the church (we call this authority the priesthood) so that the believers wouldn't get confused or mislead (Ephesians 4:11-14). When the Christian church first began most of the world hated them. They were "destroying" the known Hebrew faith by saying that Jesus was the Promised Messiah and were simply hated by the Romans. The early apostles were killed and soon even people in the church started changing doctrines. Over a long period of time the church organized by Jesus was so distorted that it hardly resembled the original. Eventually people saw this and started to "Reform" Christianity to get it back to the way it was. This reformation led to people seeking religious freedom and coming to America. Soon after America gained complete freedom the gospel was restored (Acts 3:21). Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jed
Pay the price. Read the Book of Mormon then ask God. He is the only one who cannot be decieved and will not decieve you. I cannot give you an unbiased answer along with any one else on earth. A man may give you the correct answer. However, you cannot trust it because it potentially could be biased somehow. You can only trust the truth from God. How do you know if God has given you the truth? That is for you to decide. I have learned that anything from God gives me good feelings. Anything from the devil will make you angry, depressed, or in general feel bad. These feelings are as plain as night and day and will help you find the truth. I will say this, I have not met anyone who has read the Book of Mormon and not believed it. There may be some out there but I have never met any. It is possible to have the truth in front of you and not see it. It happened to many who talked with Jesus. Why didn't they see it? Because they wouldn't even try. Show more Show less