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Hi I'm John

I love basketball, music and just hanging out with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old. I LOVE to play basketball. I love watching college football and basketball and professional basketball. I also love listening to music and listen to it all the time. I can play guitar and piano. I also love to hang out with friends and to learn about pretty much everything. I'm in college and I'm studying to be a physical therapist.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I KNOW God has restored His church again to the earth. I was raised as a Mormon but I have prayed and gotten an answer for myself. When I was a kid I didn't really know if the church was true or not, but as I grew up and started living my life how Christ would want me to, I was able to see how much better my life was and how much better it could be. As a result I read the Book of Mormon and prayed and asked my Heavenly Father. I received the answer that this is God's church here on the earth again. I know Jesus Christ suffered for me and paid for my sins and if I can live right and follow the commandments and all the things Christ has told us to do, I know I can live with him again someday. You can also find an answer that this is true if you read The Book of Mormon and pray and ask. As it says in the 7th chapter of Matthew, 7th verse "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." If you don't ask you wont receive an answer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to follow the example that Jesus Christ set for all of us. He sacrificed everything for us. Because of Him we can be eternally happy and have eternal life. Because of that great sacrifice I try every day to be more kind, more loving, more caring and more grateful for everything and everyone.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

John
How you can know if what we believe is true or not is rather simple. First, learn about what we teach. You can't really decide if what we believe is true if you don't know what we believe in the first place. So an easy remedy to that would be to talk to a mormon or to mormon misisonaries. Or there are buttons that you can click all over mormon.org that say something to the effect of "meet with missionaries" or something like that. Second, read the Book of Mormon. It is another testement of Jesus Christ. It is a book of scripture just like the Bible. Reading the Book of Mormon is the main way to gain a testimony, or knowledge, that these things are true. The third thing you can do to find out is to be open minded to what the missionaries teach you and what the Book of Mormon says and then go and ask God. Take all your concerns, and questions and pray and ask God about it. God loves you and will give you an answer to your prayers if you sincerely seek an answer. That answer will most likely come through feelings of peace, comfort, and joy while reading the Book of Mormon and after you pray. It may take a little while to receive an answer so don't give up. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

John
The Book of Mormon is a record of scripture just like the Bible. It doesn't take away from the Bible and it is not an addition to the Bible. The Bible was a record of God's prophets written around the middle east and Jerusalem. It is a record of the things God told his prophets to tell the people. The Book of Mormon is the same thing but it was written in the americas around the same time as when Christ was in Jerusalem. There were people in the americas that the people in Jerusalem didn't even know about and they didn't have all the handy technology we have today so they couldn't communicate. Because God loves all his children and wants us to know what to do, he called prophets in the americas to lead and guide them. The Book of Mormon is the records of those prophets and of what God told them, the things that they taught to the people and also their testimonies of Christ. The Book of Mormon is another testimony of Christ. It testifies that Christ is our Savior and that he died for us and through him we can repent of our sins and return to live with him again. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

John
It is important for us to take care of our bodies because they are a precious gift given to us by our loving Father in Heaven. We are given a body to enhance our abilities to learn. When we came here to earth we were given a body. When we were in heaven we didn't have bodies but we knew we would receive one once we came to the earth. You can kind of look at like learning to ride a bike. You can read all the books in the world about how to ride a bike but until you actually get on one and practice you wont be able to ride it. It's the same with our bodies. We had learned all about having a body and being tested when we came to earth but until we actually came to the earth and experienced the things that accompany our earth life we couldn't really say that we knew how to handle them. So along with that if we treat our bodies poorly then we wont be able to do as much as we could normaly so our opportunities to learn are lessened. Show more Show less