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Hi I'm Jeremy

I'm an athlete and a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Fascinated with learning. I love one of Thomas Jefferson's motto's of "Question Everything, Question with Boldness". That has helped me a lot in my faith and also to expand my views to continue learning and growing. I love fitness and all sports especially volleyball. I like Rubik's cubes. I am an Eagle Scout, Entrepreneur and currently a Missionary in Nevada. 

Why I am a Mormon

Why not be a Mormon? Life is filled with questions, puzzles. It no fun to be alone. The whole purpose of the LDS/Mormon church is to better our lives. Answer questions. Not just to teach us but to teach us how to find out for ourselves. Not just to serve us but to teach us how to better serve and change others lives. I find I am more happy when I serve others and focus less on myself. You know the saying, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life." That's what the gospel of Jesus Christ does for us. But, you will never get tired of this kinda fish. Why not? Have your family sealed together, have all the promises God offers us in our lives. Every church offers something. We offer the fullness. Everything. Why not try it?

How I live my faith

As Nike says, Just do it! Living your faith is made so easy when you decide. "I want to do it. I know that is what I should do." You decide to and then do it. I pay tithing, read, pray, go to church, fulfill callings, and everything else that I know my Heavenly Father wants me to do. I got my answer that this is what I should do. I know God is not going to change that answer. I just try to live my life, to have fun, fit in, enjoy it and maybe make a difference. Really, living my faith does not hold me back at all but just makes things easier.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jeremy
Nope. But all who are worthy to are asked to go by a prophet who speaks with God. So in a way. I guess yes, usually its a good thing to do what God asks you to do. But we still have our agency to choose. You are not required to do anything in life. Everything is a choice. The only thing that you have to do is... die. All who go, choose to go. Its one of the best choices you could make. A great blessing to each missionary. Maybe they should make it a requirement. I love my mission. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jeremy
What makes a Christian? Someone who believes in Christ? Then of course! Jesus Christ and His Atonement are our main message. Everything else just branches off of Him. He is the head of our Church. Everything we do is because of Him and to help others come closer to him. Jesus Christ is in the name of the Church. What else would that mean? Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jeremy
The purpose of the entire gospel of Jesus Christ is to help us to reach our infinite potential. Infinite. Sounds crazy right, but possible with Gods help. Why don't we drink coffee, tea, alcohol, etc. We believe in avoiding anything that could be harmful for your body, or would not help it. Why? So we avoid addictions, God wants us to be free. Also, every one of those substances we avoid somehow can cause harm to our bodies. Alcohol? That just doesn't make since, why would you put a flammable/explosive chemical into your body?? Simply, you can smoke, drink whatever you want. The reason I don't. I do not want to lose the spirit. Maybe once I will be fine. But, when you are under the influence you cannot feel the promptings of the spirit. You could miss every time your Loving Father in Heaven is trying to guide and help you so that you could reach your potential. If anything, it doesn't hurt. But it will help. Give the nutrition that any athlete or anyone person would need. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Jeremy
God. He chooses every position in the church. At least he controls it. The Prophet is the Prophet until he dies. When he dies. The senior apostle will take the place as the President (Presiding priesthood holder) or Prophet and sanctioned leader of the church. Same as it went in the Bible. Christ called Peter to be the head of the Church after he left. Peter was also the first apostle called. (Senior apostle). So then if God wants someone else to become the Prophet, then some how everyone else will pass away until that one is the senior. Or God would've just had the born first. He is in control of everything. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jeremy
Mark 1616 "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned." That is kinda harsh for those who do not have the opportunity to be baptized or have never even heard of the name Jesus Christ. We believe that God is a just God, who loves all of His children. If there are conditions to be saved, each one will have to achieve those. But for those who have not had the chance, they will have the chance in the next life. In 1 Corinthians 1529 it speaks of people being baptize for the dead. With the restoration and the fullness of the gospel, that ordinance is again here on the earth to perform the ordinance to help everyone who ever lives to be saved. We are not saying we are forcing people to be saved. If they don't want to, we believe they can choose not to accept it. That way everyone is happy.     Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jeremy
No. We try to help anyone who is in need. Usually we are most familiar with the people we are around the most and we know when they need help. As soon as they know someone else need help, we are there. Our goal is to do the work of Christ. What he would do if he were here. He spent his whole life serving and bringing others closer to God. So we try to do the same.   Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Jeremy
Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less