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Hi I'm Christian

I was born a Christian, my name is Christian, and Mormons are Christian.

About Me

I'm a Husband, a Dad to 5 children, a pilot, and a burn survivor. My wife and I were seriously burned in a fatal airplane crash in 2008. But like many who endure hardship, I have also discovered that the power of hope brings us closer to God and into a brighter future. In my career I divide my time between public charity work, internet marketing, and ranching.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon, and surrounded by a lot of Mormon culture growing up. But there's more to it than that. As I look back on my life I realize that I have deep faith and convictions of my own about Jesus Christ, His gospel teachings, and His church. I am loyal to the living apostles and prophets who lead the Lord's church today, just like in ancient days. My parents taught principles of happiness through the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I have forged them as an adult.

How I live my faith

My family and I live unusually close to many other Mormon families in our neighborhood. With them, our family worships together every Sunday at our chapel nearby. We honor and worship our Father in Heaven, and His son, the Lord Jesus Christ, in special ways on the Sabbath day. I also regularly share my beliefs with friends and neighbors (and strangers too), because I've found joy in my faith and sincerely want it for others too. In fact, my wife and I host a private one on one Mormon Chat room every Wednesday morning from 10am to noon Mountain Time. Come check it out: http://chat.mormon.org/MrNielson

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Christian
The atonement is the combined victories that Christ has over spiritual death, and physical death. He did it because he loves us even as much as his father loves us, our Heavenly Father. I think that Jesus had to do what he did so that justice would be satisfied. Think of all the suffering in the world, all the sadness and sin, all the seemingly unfair situations in the history of the human family. Someone must pay for this, and Jesus did. Even before he made the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross, Jesus also suffered for everyone so that we wouldn't have to. I believe this is true. I have enjoyed the personal relief from suffering that comes from putting faith in Jesus Christ. And I believe that because he resurrected from the grave, I will too someday. Show more Show less