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Hi I'm Shaun

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Singaporean and enjoy being Singaporean. That also means I'm a foodie. Not the fanatical kind that shouts it across the rooftops but the one that just likes to express it by going for thirds during dinner (not seconds mind you). I like fishing, but I haven't so much as caught a little minnow. I am also a fan of Blizzard products but calling me a geek would be a misnomer. But above all, I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in God. I believe that there is a simple truth for many questions out there, and that it can be found through sincere prayer. I believe that this process could be done infinitely over a million times and that the result will be the same. And that's why I'm a missionary now. :)

How I live my faith

I just try my best at life. I try to do what I think is right, but I still make alot of silly choices because I 'try'. I'm focused now on making my 'I'll try' slightly more definitive. And I hope one day it'll somehow morph into a "I will". It's not easy, but I daresay I've made some progress. I'm a full time missionary somewhere in Australia now. That's how I live my faith.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Shaun
My guess is that it's because we do things differently? And that most people don't really understand what is it we're all about? Because I'm a firm believer that anyone familiar with our beliefs wouldn't think that we were a cult. Also, I think that it doesn't help that our members sometimes shy away from letting their friends know that they're Mormons, which just builds up on the secrecy and intrigue.( It's mostly just hype.) I know this because I used to do that! It's a vicious cycle really, we don't tell others because we're afraid of criticism, which in turn fosters an environment that breeds misunderstanding. And then things get ugly. :/ The best thing we can do is open our mouths and ask. Or tell. Really!! It doesn't matter who starts first. Mutual understanding is the precursor to mutual respect. Show more Show less

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

Shaun
A restoration was always needed to address the immediate and dire need of the world which was then suffering in a state of apostacy; or in other words a state wherein one has departed from the truth. This state had been foretold by many sources which were and are still to be found in the current bible. This fallen state of truth is best exemplified by the oaths and creeds that men have invented throughout history to circumvent God's word: where men have begun to look to other sources for doctrinal understanding, which have resulted in doctrine based on popular opinion rather then revelation. In addition, many plain and precious doctrine in the Bible have been removed or tampered with by ignorant or knowing persons in translation. This has done much to throw many people into confusion and doubt. Even so, with the Bible today. As it stands, we have countless Christian denominations and sects. Each professing a different emphasis and religious view. Then comes the question: Is that all that God had intended for man? I believe that God did not intend to leave humanity in his fledgling state to fend for himself. I believe that God restored the Gospel again through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I believe God did this because he loved us all. Show more Show less