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Hi I'm Taylor

I love Outdoors. I love Math and Science. I have lived in Kansas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love mountain climbing, outdoors, and math and science. I enjoy learning about things and trying to see things from the perspective of others. I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kansas and Missouri. I am attending a university and plan on majoring in engineering. I was raised in Idaho and have been a Latter-day Saint all my life, and continue to choose to do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized at the age of eight and have chosen to continue in the Church. The best way to explain why I do so is that it just feels right.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel seems to be a day-by-day thing for me. I participate in daily prayer and scripture study and weekly church attendance. I have been an organist in the past, and I have also been a hometeacher. Living the gospel should be central to our lives and all aspects of our lives should be affected by our decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Taylor
As Latter-day Saints, we believe that we must rely completely upon the mercy of Jesus Christ to be saved. Many have the misconception that we "save ourselves." We have absolutely no power to save ourselves from sin and death. That is only to be accomplished through Christ. However, we also believe that we have personal responsibility to follow Christ by doing things He does. We believed that all mankind will receive a glory in Heaven (except those who commit the unpardonable sin) through the Atonement of Christ. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Taylor
The reason we need a Savior is because of the Fall of Adam and Eve. The Fall brought Adam and Eve out of the presence of God in the Garden of Eden. Can you imagine how horrible they felt when they were doomed to die after a hard life? But, then can you imagine how great their joy was when they learned of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that can enable them to return to their home above? The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to do that. We have absolutely no power in and of ourselves to gain salvation. We need to rely wholly upon the merits and mercy and grace of Christ. He alone can save us.  Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Taylor
The Church finances its operations through donations from members called tithing. Members voluntarily give up 10% of their income help support the Church. It enables us to help in some way to the growth of the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Taylor
As Latter-day Saints, we believe that we all have characteristics that are not in harmony with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of these characteristics may be alcoholism, being susceptible to lying, stealing, or immoral acts. Others are susceptible to homosexual behavior. The Lord has a plan for us to overcome our natural or worldly weaknesses. And that plan is through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. All of our imperfections can be made whole! The Lord has a plan for our families, and it is needful that we comply with His plan, no matter what the temptations are that distract us from following His plan (whether it be drugs, homosexuality, violence, or any other weakness). But He has also promised His help! Show more Show less