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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm 21 years old. I love writing music. I attend a local Community College majoring in music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I love music. I play the piano, guitar, and I just got a ukulele for christmas. I love to write music more than anything. It's a passion of mine. I am currently enrolled at a local Community College, but I'm just taking my General classes for now to get them over with. I like video games and movies. I love spending time with my family. I'm the third child of seven... that's a lot, I know. I love to help people and I help people to love. That's me!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon since before I was born, so you could say I was born into the church. But that's not why I'm Mormon, although I'm sure it's one of the big reasons. I might not have ever found the church if I wasn't born into it, but I'm glad I was. I am a Mormon because of the way I feel when learn about it. Even with my 21 years of being in the church, I learn more and more about the profoundness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of His plan for us and of His doctrine. What the church teaches is infinite. It never ends. The books are never done. There is never a "Season finale" or a "Fin" or a "The End". There isn't just a set amount of things to read or to understand. The reason why we don't say "The Bible is everything" is because that puts a cap on ongoing revelation or continuing prophecies or modern miracles brought by the word of God. The Bible is not all, though it is a vital part of the doctrine of Christ. I am a Mormon because a prophet of God guides our church. I am a Mormon because The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ. I am a Mormon because it all makes perfect sense. People will say that it makes no sense, but I'm here to tell you that if you sit and really think about it and pray about it, it will all make perfect sense. Sometimes I arrive at points of doctine that confuse me, but through searching, pondering and prayer, I always come to an answer that clears away my confusion. Those are just some of the few reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As I said in the "About Me" section, I love to help people and I help people to love. I love to help people understand the gospel. As I'm sure you know, Mormon's are very helpful people. For some reason, they just love to help where they can. I just returned from being a missionary. I was one of those guys that go around knocking on peoples' doors talking about church. Yeah, it can be kind of wierd to be approached by one of those guys in suits riding bikes, but that's what I did for 2 years and I can tell you that I'm not wierd... usually. Those two years taught me many things about life. I was shaped into a better person as I served my Savior Jesus Christ.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Aaron
Yes we do. I know it sounds crazy, but if you think about it, a prophet is kind of necessary. If got were to come to you today and reveal a knowledge that would change the world, like maybe the end of the world, how many people do you think would believe you? Maybe your family, maybe your closest friends, and that's pretty much all, right? Now, that's kind of a harsh example. There are maybe some other things that God would want to reveal to us. But who would he do it through? He would want as many people to believe as possible. Maybe the President of the United States? No... Maybe a celebrity? No.... He had to start with a young boy named Joseph Smith in the year 1820, who had very few followers at first, which soon blossomed into hundreds before Joseph's death. And now there are 13 million who know and believe. I think that with the kind of claims that Joseph was making, I would not believe him at first. They are big claims. Saying that we have a prophet today is a big claim. But when I listen to their words I can tell that they are truly prophets of God, and you can only know by hearing their words. I want to challenge you to hear their words on a website called: lds.org There you will find his words along with his two counselors and the Twelve Apostles. That's another thing, we have apostles today, too! It's all happy stuff! Sign me up! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Aaron
There is a lot of speculation among many churches about the truth of whether we are saved by grace or by works. Many people think that the Mormons think that they will earn their way into heaven by their own perfection and obedience. That is not true. There is no perfection in this life. We are all mortals, and as mortals, we make mistakes, which mistakes will automatically make us unfit to enter into the presence of God. As Mormons, we believe that as long as we give our all, as long as we give everything we have and not make excuses, then we will become worthy of the grace of God, which will fill in and make up for anything that we lack, anything that keeps each of us from perfection (which for me is A LOT). We are saved by the Grace of God after all we can do. Show more Show less