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Hi I'm Matt

I'm happily married, a recent college graduate, and I love life! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married just over a year. I recently graduated from college with a business degree and I love meeting new people. I am a huge fan of college football, running, bananas, and making others smile!

Why I am a Mormon

Quite frankly, I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is true! My awesome parents built our family and home around the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. I wanted to know for myself what God's plan for us is and challenged myself to find out. As I sincerely read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, I was continually filled with an indescribable peace and joy in my heart. I found myself being kinder, more loving, more optimistic, less judgmental, and full of joy! Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings happiness to my life everyday. Knowing that the Book of Mormon is true means God has called modern prophets to guide and bless us.

How I live my faith

I am always trying to show love to everyone I meet. There is no greater feeling serving others and being filled with God's love! I love to invite others to come unto Christ and try to grow more like my Savior each day.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Matt
"Eternal life" is more than just living forever. Everyone will live forever, thanks to the Resurrection of Christ. However, we will all be judged based on our choices in this life and will receive different blessings based on those choices. If we follow Christ, accept His Gospel, and receive all the saving ordinances by His proper authority (such as baptism), we can attain eternal life: Live together with our families forever in 'a state of happiness which hath no end' (Mormon 7:7). Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Matt
Baptism is and has always been a requirement for salvation. Christ himself was even baptized as an example! Baptism is really a step in repentance. When we truly accept Christ in our lives, baptism is the promise that we make with God that we will begin living a 'new life' as a disciple of Jesus Christ. In return, God promises us that we will be cleaned of our sins and have his Holy Spirit to guide us. Christ showed us the the way to be baptized: We must be baptized by immersion, at an age when we are able to understand the difference between right and wrong, and by proper authority. When God called Joseph Smith as a prophet on the earth, God's correct authority to baptize was again put on the earth. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Matt
Because God loves us, He has always called prophets on the earth to guide us. After Christ and His apostles were rejected, the earth was without a prophet and God's authority for many years. In 1820, God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith to call him as a prophet, again putting God's authority on the earth. He was given the same power and authority as Moses, Noah, and Abraham to guide us in these days!  Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Matt
The commandment of tithing has been around since Biblical times and is amazing. God has given us everything and he only asks us to give him 1/10 of our income to help grow the Church. Does our Heavenly Father, who has worked millions of miracles, really depend on and need our earthly money for Him to spread the Gospel? No! Instead, this is a principle of faith that blesses our lives. It shows our gratitude to God for our blessings. As I pay my tithing, I know that my relationship with God is of more value to me than earthly possessions. God in return promises us countless blessings for showing our faith. Show more Show less