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Hi I'm Chris

I'm an aspiring martial artist, I love my Savior, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Boring is the black sheep of my family. All we do is fight. I love music, being active, and exercising and martial arts definitely plays its part. Learning about anything and everything from science to history is a huge thing of mine. There's a lot that's become distorted or corrupted and I believe in discovering and uncovering the truth. I'm about to go back to school and major in physical therapy with the extra goal in mind of opening up my own martial arts studio(s) some day. Give me UFC or give me death! Ok not really death... I love the fun things in life: the beach, camping, jet skis (I still need to learn to wakeboard), getting away, and I'm the biggest snow boarder at heart who's never snowboarded you'll ever meet. I wait for the day... Aside from being active and reading I love writing. I've always had a passion for it. In short, my name is Chris, I love being active, learning, martial arts, I write (only personally), and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe being 100% honest with yourself, holding nothing back, will bring you to truth. I'm a convert to this church and I've come to know my Savior personally and that The Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith was divinely inspired from heaven in translating the book. People say you can't KNOW such things. Yet Christ himself said concerning prophets "Ye shall know them by their fruits." There are two sides to the story when it comes to Joseph Smith the prophet. At one point in my life it came down to which side is right, those who say his works are this or those who say his works are that? The Lord Himself said "Ask and ye shall receive. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you." If our Father is loving then surely like any parent he wants his children to know the truth. Through study, fasting, and prayer I have come to know this church is the church of our Savior and that no matter your circumstance, no matter your place, if you humble yourself before the Lord and bow to him in prayer, in the sincerity of your heart, He will let you know the truth of what you seek. I have witnessed this for myself and you will have the same if you seek to have to have the same.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I believe in starting and ending every day with prayer. Aside from this I am a member of what's called the Activities Committee. We plan out fun activities for those in our particular ward. Occasionally I bless and pass the sacrament and when the opportunity comes up I enjoy service projects which, in some way, are some of the most fulfilling activities I've experienced. From my experience the scriptures make us closer to our Heavenly Father and the Spirit testifies as we search for the truth. Scripture study is a must on my daily list of things to do. I look for any opportunity to serve someone. Like I said, there's something fulfilling about selfless service. There's an energy to it that makes it fun/fulfilling whether it's taking someone food or helping someone move. I believe that in making the lives of others easier your life becomes more peaceful. But that's not why I do it. I do it because I want to, because I have love for those who are my literal brothers and sisters of our literal Father in Heaven.

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

Chris
Of course we have. But where does the Bible state it is the end of God's work or words among His children? No matter what you believe let's say for argument's sake the Bible is perfect, un-flawed, & complete. There is obviously A path, A gospel. Just as Paul said there is "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." And yet there are over 150,000 Christian denominations professing the correct way to salvation. "Baptism is necessary." "No it's not." "The Holy Ghost is given to all." "No it's given by the laying on of hands as found in Acts." "Confess Jesus is Lord and you're saved." "No, we're saved by grace through faith which is justified by works." So who is right among all these? True, we do not need a prophet for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. However, the doctrine AND terminology has become so skewed, so sermonized, and so distorted that the path has become lost in confusion and while we may not need a prophet for a personal relationship we need such a man with a direct line to our Heavenly Father (such as Moses) to tell us of the true interpretation of the scriptures. While prophets are not a medium for us and Christ they provide clarity that we may have a relationship with Christ unto salvation and Joseph Smith was one of these men. No matter what you believe there is clearly distortion in our day and the Book of Mormon was brought forth by the Lord for the purpose of "confounding of false doctrines and laying down of contentions..." (2 Nephi 3:12) Show more Show less