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Hi I'm Eric Ziegler

"In the eye's of Man, I am but a man. In the eye's of God I am a Prince an Heir to an Eternal Glory" "Soy un Hijo de Dios"

About Me

I was born in Oregon raised in Montana and I live in carthage Illinois.I am a blacksmith and I design armor and Weaponry. I am also a writer and trust me it's not as easy as it looks. As I said I was raised in Montana but to be more specific I was raised in the mountains of the north west area and that's where I found out a lot of how Life and God works. I lived on 20 acres of woodland and I grew to love nature and the sounds and rhythms of that life.I grew up some what of an outcast and I did not have many friends but I learned how to be a hard worker/ be lazy, how to chase down a horse and how to wrestle a pig and not get to dirty. I also found out that life is about balance "with hard work come a Good nights sleep" and also how to fix almost anything with rope or duct tape. I also developed an interest for sword fighting, voice impersonations, dancing, art and singing. up in the mountains you have a lot of time to learn new skills. and as I said I discovered how to come closer to my Father in Heaven by being close to his creations. and I learned Spanish on my mission to Canada. Y tango un testimonio de que este Iglesia es verdadero.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I found out it was true for my self by reading the Book of Mormon for my self and praying to know that if it is true. and one day I was out walking around our property when I felt a peace and a calmness come over me. it was something I had never felt before I was more than happy I was excited. Excited to be a member, to have made the choice to be Baptized and to follow the council of God's chosen Servant. who at the time was President Gordan B. Hinckley. I may have been born into the church but I was finally converted.

How I live my faith

Every day is a challenge and it is hard but it is worth every moment of it. I am serving as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day saints. and no we are not perfect, we members have our problems just like every one else. even the missionary's. But we work every day at becoming more like our Savior and every day it becomes a little bit easier to follow his commandments.

What is the priesthood?

Eric Ziegler
The Priesthood has two parts the Higher and the lower Priesthood or also known as the Melcezideck and Aaronic Priesthood. It is the Power to act in Gods name in the Earth. It is given to every worthy men in the Church. Because it is the Power of God every Priesthood holder has the responsibility to live worthy of it. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Eric Ziegler
The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints are use to preform the sacred ordinances the the Lord gave to Adam and Eve after the Fall from his presence in the garden of Eden. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Eric Ziegler
well they are a little different than most other meetings. in-staid of one person speaking for the hole meeting we have normal members share bread talks about faith, Jesus Christ and at times church history. these normally last no longer than five to ten minutes. we sing songs of happiness, joy , peace, love and freedom. and we also partake of the sacrament or communion. that consists of bread and water.. then we go to a few other classes where we learn how to improve ourselves spiritually and mentally. Visitors are more than welcome we love to meet new people. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Eric Ziegler
The reason is so that we can offer the same blessings that we enjoy to those who have not had the opportunity during life. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Eric Ziegler
Yes if you wish to know more about the events I suggest you read the Third Book of Nephi chapters 11 - 26. and also there are many native story's of a Great white being descending out of the heaven. and these story's are from North and South America!. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Eric Ziegler
The answer is simple. NO! we are normal citizens of the countries and towns we live in and many of us has jobs within those communities and nations. We like so many others do our best to help anyone in need no matter their beliefs or political standing. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Eric Ziegler
Well the main thing that has helped the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is it origin and no it did not come from man. It came from God the Eternal Father. and the truthfulness of his message. Show more Show less