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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a Missionary for the Lord and I love Him

About Me

I was born in New Zealand, Live for a couple years in Aussie, moved to Texas when I was young and then moved back to New Zealand just before I was 8. I've been living there ever since. Best place in the world I reckon. I'm now serving a mission for two years in Michigan, USA. It's the best thing I've done, spreading the message of Christ is so wonderful. I like sports, team sports mostly. I love learning about all kinds of things especially about the gospel but I love learning in general. One of my greatest desires for this life is to be a husband and a father.  I love games of all kinds. I love nature. I love art, not really absract or modern art though. I love loking at the sky, at dawn, at dusk, at night, at day, whenever. I love to love.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I was in a time of my life when I needed hope for something more and so I turned to the things my parents had taught me when young. I saught to know if God was really there, if Christ was the Saviour and Redeemer, if the Book of Mormon was true and if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was Their Church. By the power of the Holy Spirit it was made known to me that all of it was so.

How I live my faith

My faith is in Christ. That through Him we may inherit Eternal Life. So I strive daily to do the things He asks that we may qualify for His Grace. I try to share the gospel with all who will listen. To share the wonderful Plan of Happiness that God has for us.

Are Mormons Christians?

Ben
Yes. It's in the name. This is the Church of Jesus Christ. He is the Head of this Church. Show more Show less

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

Ben
Because we all fall short of the Glory of God. None of us are perfect, yet we are still commanded to be (Matthew 5:48/3 Nephi 12:48). We know that "no unclean thing can dwell with God" (1Nephi 10:21). So somehow we must be made perfect and made clean so we can dwell with God. The Savior has provided that 'how'. He has paid the price of our sins "he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities...and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray...and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:5,6). If we come unto Him then we can be cleansed of all sin and be made perfect. We need a Savior because we cannot save ourselves Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Ben
One of the greatest blessings in the world. There are many blessings that come. The one that I will talk about is the gift of the Holy Ghost. When someone is baptised by someone holding the proper authority, they make covenants to strive to always do what is right and are given a gift to help them. They are confirmed members and given the gift of the Holy Ghost by someone who has the authority of God to do that. After that you may have the Holy Ghost as your constant companion and guide if you continue to stay worthy. To teach you, to warn you, to bring to your mind and heart thoughts, feelings and impressions-revelation from God, to comfort you and speak peace to your soul, to enlighten your understanding and help you carry on the path to Eternal Life. There is so much more than words can express, the only way to know is to find out for yourself. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Ben
"that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." We know that no-one can gain Salvation and enter into Heaven through the merits of their works alone. But only through the merits of Christ - through Grace. But we also know that faith without works is dead. Christ has aked "Come follow me" that requires us to do something. One example is baptism. He has told us that "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." So we must qualify ourselves for the Grace of God. But we cannot 'earn' our way. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Ben
No. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Ben
By they're own working and saving. By the help of family members and friends and by support from church members all around the world who want to donate to the missionary fund. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Ben
Ask God Read the book of Mormon, ponder or meditate on it then ask God if it is true. But pray with faith and pray with a sincere heart and pray with real intent, really wanting to know and being willing to act on the answer you recieve. Come to Church, see for yourself the doctrines that are taught. Fell the Spirit that is there. Do not take anyboy's word for anything, test it yourself and go to the Source of all Good. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ben
No Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Ben
Ancient prophets starting from 600BC. Their words were quoted and abridged by a prophet named Mormon, he added some of his own words then passed the record on to his son Moroni whofinished the record and buried it, his last writings were made in about 421AD Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Ben
Because they haven't read the Book of Mormon, attended Church or asked God with a sincere heart and real intent whether it is true. Most if not all cases I've seen of people having anti-mormon fellings comes from hear-say, not from the person themselves studying it out to see if it is all of God. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Ben
What Christ did "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God" (John 3:5) Baptism is required by God, therefore it must be performed by someone holding the authority of God to baptise. Such authority does not come from going to university or starting a church but from God through "His servants the prophets" (Amos 37). Baptism is for the remission of sins. Little children cannot sin because they do not understand right from wrong enough to be accountable. Therefore they should not be baptised. It is only after one is accountable that they need baptism. We do not baptise before the age of eight, as revealed by God (see D&C 68:27) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Ben
That it is ordained of God. It is the most important unit in God's plan. Living the priciples of the Gospel blesses families and brings them closer together. The family is the only thing on this earth that can compare to the Temple in sacredness. By the Authority of God families can be joint together forever and not just "till death". Show more Show less