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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a husband, dad, future PA, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a future Physician Assistant. I am a husband and father of 2 children, one boy and one girl. Our family enjoys road trips, the beach, the zoo, swimming, and playing outside. I love to golf! I am a busy student that likes to take time to enjoy activities with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope, and the strength I need everyday.

How I live my faith

I start each day by listening to the words of our living prophet and apostles. This starts the day off by drawing closer to the Savior, and gives me something to think about throughout the day. I have seen the blessings that come from following the commandments and I try to be an example to those around me each day.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Adam
I will use a analogy to illustrate the point. Imagine you're in a hurry one day and catch yourself speeding. Because you're in a hurry you continue speeding and suddenly coming behind you there is a vehicle with a loud siren. The siren is a children's song, and you quickly realize that it is the ice cream man. Because he is following you so closely, you look back wondering why. He is flagging you down and pointing you to pull over. Oddly enough you decide to do so, and the ice cream man tells you that you were violating the speed limit and writes you a ticket with a fine. Of course you would think, "I'm not paying this fine, he has no right to fine me. He's not a cop." Just as the ice cream man cannot give you a ticket because he does not have the authority to do so, the proper authority is needed with baptism so that it can be recorded in heaven and recognized by God. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was baptized by John who was given the authority to baptize. Thus, we too, are baptized by those with authority from God so that it is recognized by our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Adam
We believe in continuing revelation from God through a prophet for the body of the church. The prophet has the proper authority to receive revelation from God concerning the entire church. In 1833, the prophet at the time, Joseph Smith, received revelation from God after questions arose when men of the church were using tobacco in their meetings. God instructed His children that tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea, illegal, and other harmful substances are not good for the body. We believe as it states in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, that our bodies are temples and are given to us from God. We should treat them with dignity and respect by keeping them healthy and strong. Ultimately, the reason we abstain from these and other harmful substances is because we believe God has called a prophet and continues to reveal His instructions to us through the prophet. In my own life I have seen many great blessings through following the Word of Wisdom in abstaining from drugs, alcohol, coffee and tea. God promises us physical strength and mental clarity. As a student I have received great help in learning and retaining knowledge by following the instructions from God. Show more Show less