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Hi I'm Cameron C.

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in Northern Utah, by a family that is very loving and has always supported me in my choices. I am 21 years old and I love to play Football, Basketball, and Golf. But most of all I love to Snowboard. I have also found a new love for the study of religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but that is not why I am Mormon today. I have had many things happen in my life that have lead me to where I am today. My testimony of the Church came as I put the promise of Moroni to the test. All my life I have heard people tell me that they knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the True Church on the earth today. I have always been a very skeptical person and I wanted to know if what I was hearing was true. I had never fully read the Book of Mormon cover to cover until I was 19 years old when a friend of mine asked if we could read it together. As we read together she would share her testimony with me at different times and it always brought good feelings, when we finished I took the time to go back and read Moroni 10:4-5, and then ask my Father in Heaven to know of the truth. My answer came in a way that I never expected, I felt more joy and happiness then I had ever before felt, and since that day I have had a knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore the One True Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. My Testimony continues to grow today as I share what I know to be true and study the scripture, and the words of the living Prophet and Apostles.

How I live my faith

The biggest way that I live my faith is by sharing what I know to be true. By being able to serve the Lord in Alabama I have met many great and wonderful people who have a faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. As I go and talk with these great people it gives me a chance to testify to them of how our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ love us so much, they love us so much that they don't want us to be confused about religion, they don't want us to walk blindly. They have called a Prophet to this earth in our day and time to lead and guide us. Sharing this wonderful message of happiness with many people has taught me how living my faith is so important.

Are Mormons Christians?

Cameron C.
This is a question that I have been asked many times over the past several months. To answer this simply enough, Yes Mormons are Christian. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the World. We know that it is only through our Savior Jesus Christ that any person can be saved. We know that Christ came to this earth and suffered, died, and rose again for all mankind. I love being asked this question because it gives me an oppurtunity to testify of Jesus Christ and his mission to bring all men unto him, through faith in him, and obedience to his commandments. If any person ever wonders if Mormons are christian, simply think back to the title of our church, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". The name of Jesus Christ contained with in the title should answer the question simply. Yes Mormons are Christians! Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Cameron C.
Being baptized by the proper Priesthood authority is very important.Picture this... You are pulled over by a highway patrolman and he gives you a ticket. You are most likely going to pay the fine. Why? Well, because the officer has the authority to issue the ticket. Okay, now lets take another individual and say that he has gone to college for 4 years, has study criminal justice, he knows the rule book inside and out. He knows maybe even more than the police officer himself, but if this man that had gone to college were to give you a ticket you aren't going to pay the fine are you. Why? Because he may know the law but he hasn't been sworn in as an officer, he does not have the authority to enforce the law, he is missing the badge, he may know it front and back, but if he doesnt have the authority to enforce it you won't pay the fine. We see this same thing in the world today. There are many great people who know the bible better then most people. I have met a lot of people that know the scriptures much better then I do. So what separates us. Well I can trace my authority right back to Jesus Christ Himself. And this is only made possible through the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith. In Hebrews chapter 5 verse 4 we read that "No man can take this honor upon himself." This authority was restored to the earth when John the Baptist, Peter, James, and John, appeared to the Prophet and laid their hands upon his head and authorized him to perform the Priesthood Ordinances. He may not have been the most qualified for the job but he was called of God. Just as the police officer is sworn in and given the authority, he may not know everything about being an officer but he has the authority to enforce the Law.      Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Cameron C.
 The Practice of Polygamy is something that I have been asked a lot about, the best way to answer the question is if we read in the Book of Mormon, in Jacob chapter 2 it tells us how we are to have only one wife and the practice of plural marriage is said to be an abomination. And then it says in verse 30 "For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people, otherwise they shall hearken unto these things." The Lord states here that if He needs to raise up seed unto himself he will command it to be done. Well one might ask themselves, why would the Lord give a command contrary to something he has previously stated? Who are we to say what the Lord can and can't do. One of the great ten commandments states "Thou shalt not kill", but if we read throughout the Old Testament we read that Moses and many others were commanded by God to kill thousands of people! Why would God ask Moses to do something that at first He said not to? Because it was for righteous purposes. In the same sense God commanded that Polygamy be practiced in the early stages of the church for righteous purposes. Why then is it so easy for us to accept Moses as a prophet that commanded thousands of people to be killed, and yet we can't accept the God commanded Joseph Smith to have polygamy practiced again for a short time? We need to open our minds to the fact that God can and will command things to be done if it is needful. Show more Show less