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Hi I'm McKoo

I'm a 20-something, comic-book-reading, movie-watching, music addict. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My passions in life include: my Savior Jesus Christ and His restored Gospel, my family, my friends, Marvel Comic Books (especially Spider-Man), movies, good music (everything from Journey to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, from Evanescence to Reliant K, from Owl City to deadmau5), psychology, and Magic: the Gathering (Jace Beleren, ftw). I'm currently a psychology major with the aspirations of becoming a professor one day. I was raised in Wichita, Kansas. It's pretty much the most awesome place ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know this because I have read the Book of Mormon several times, and because the Spirit of God has confirmed to me countless times that it is true. Also, as John 7:17 says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." My knowledge of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel has come bit by bit, piece by piece as I have lived it throughout my life. My testimony grows stronger every day as I continue to live the Gospel. I especially have a love for the Book of Mormon. I know that if anyone will sincerely read it, and then diligently pray with real intent, having a faith and trust in Christ, they will come to know that it is true.

How I live my faith

I look for ways to apply the Gospel to my everyday life, and I always try to be a representative of my Savior, Jesus Christ!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

McKoo
Many misunderstand the purpose, mission, and origin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called the Mormon Church.) We teach that when Jesus Christ was on the earth, he established his Church as taught in the Bible, that it was "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." (Ephesians 2:20) The apostles of Jesus Christ were evntually rejected and killed. When this happened, the authority (or Priesthood) to lead and direct Christ's Church was lost. Because God loves His children, He has restored his original Church to the earth today. We are led by prophets and apostles, just as His Church was anciently. We invite everyone to learn the truth of this message for themselves by reading the Book of Mormon, an additional witness that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and to seek guidance from the Holy Ghost, through prayer, that this book is the word of God. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

McKoo
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It teaches the world that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and stands with the Bible to show the world how He can bless our lives. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

McKoo
The Bible contains the writings of ancient prophets of God, of Christ's apostles, and of other inspired men. The Old Testament teaches us that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was revealed to prophets from the beginning, and contains prophecies made about Jesus Christ hundreds, and even thousands, of years before His birth. The New Testament contains writings of the apostles of Jesus Christ, and other people who were close to Him throughout his life. It tells us what Christ did during His life on earth, what He taught to His disciples, and contains prophecies about His Second Coming. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ declares that the Bible is true and is scripture, and we have been counseled by our Church leaders to study the scriptures daily. Show more Show less

What is faith?

McKoo
The core principle behind faith is trust. When we have faith in Jesus Christ, we trust Him. We trust Him enough to act on what He has asked us to do. Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." James, in the New Testament, teaches us that "faith without works is dead." Thus, in order for us to truly have faith in Christ, we have to trust Him enough to do what He has asked by following His commandments. Show more Show less