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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm an honest seeker of truth - I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm all about the outdoors - camping, hiking, canoeing, running, and ultimate frisbee to list a few. I like to run and I play a bit of volleyball when I get the opportunity. I graduated with degrees in Economics and Supply Chain Management and now work for a retail company.

Why I am a Mormon

When it comes down to it, life is all about the choices you make; the fact that we have choices to make is a big witness to me that there is a God who loves us. Its been said that, second to the gift of life itself, the choice to direct that life is the greatest gift we have. I believe that. I look for truth-whatever the source may be--and I honestly feel that this Church has the largest quantity and greatest quality of truth to offer. I also believe that every religion has some piece of truth in which they ground themselves. However, not many religions claim continuing revelation from a living and ever-loving God; therefore, logically, all others have a limited library of truth to draw from. Not only do I have a spiritual witness of the validity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I testify that its verity can be rationally substantiated to the honest soul.

How I live my faith

The worth of any religious, educational, or political system can be accurately measured by the stature of the individual it produces. I participate in every way available, right now that service lives in the form of a Young Men's organization leader and Scout leader.

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

Kevin
Definitions are the key to what we believe in this specific regard. To take a step back for a moment, let's consider the sciences. The various fields of science do well in learning from one another because they all accept some general definitions; religion is still working on that. That being said, it is vital to note that when we speak of the "restoration" we are not claiming the start of a new religion. Rather, "restoration" is defined as the action of returning something to a former condition, the reinstatement of a previous practice. This is indeed what happened with Christ's Church. The Bible is not religion--it is the record of a people who had religion; therefore, the Bible is not the ultimate source of knowledge for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a manifestation of the ultimate source; in other words, the living God and His son Jesus Christ. The fact that Christ established a Church is a scriptural reality, not an congregationalist's aspiration. On the same page, the fact that Christ's Church fell from an inspired organization to mere apostasy is confirmed by common history texts. The need for a religious restoration (remember the definition) is evidenced in the history of religion, the mass chaos of religious practice today, and the simple truth that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God lives and loves us. He will always provide a way for us to confirm truth both as individually and globally. Show more Show less