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Hi I'm Jonathan

I am a student, scientist, artist, and a Mormon.

About Me

I love fine art. I am most enthusiastic about the choral arts. Fine music, choral and instrumental, is my second language. It resonates with me in a way that few other things can. Despite that, I am pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. I have a strong aptitude it seems for the sciences. I like to waterski, go camping, and be active. My brothers and I grew up playing sports together, like football, basketball and volleyball. I'm a member of a great family, the second child of six, one older sister and four younger brothers who I love very much. We love to spend time together, eating, playing games, throwing a football in the backyard, or working on a home improvement project.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a participating member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, first and foremost becuase I love my Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I have built my life on Him. I remain in this church because of answers to my prayers, through the Holy Spirit, about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I learned for myself, in one of the most powerful spiritual feelings of my life, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I, like Christians around the world, accept and love the teachings of the Holy Bible. To me, it contains to Holy word of God. A witness from the Holy Spirit to me, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, allows me to know that today is a time like that of the Bible. I expect revelations, new and continuing ones, just like Biblical times, becuase i believe that there are prophets today like in old times. I know that because the Holy Spirit has whispered it to my heart. A witness of the Holy Spirit. I believe the feeling that I have, and I feel myself growing closer to the Savior for it.

How I live my faith

I have choices everyday. Sometimes they are life-changing, sometimes they are mundane. I try to make my choices based in what I have learned from the scriptures, be it from the Bible, The Book of Mormon, or other published works of scripture. I have learned that happiness in my life is the natural outcome of following a strong moral compass. While this hasn't always led me through the easiest courses, the paths of least resistance, it has led me through my problems and helped me to overcome them. Practicing daily prayer and devotion to God, charging up my moral compass every day like I would my mobile device, I live every day by trying to make choices that follow the direction of the moral compass given to me by a Loving Father In Heaven.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Mormon is the principle writer in the Book of Mormon, which is why the book bears his name. He lived long ago, around 400 AD. Mormon, under inspiration of The Holy Spirit of God, summerized almost 1000 years of his people's history, and included many of the prophecies and teachings that were among his people about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mormon's son named Moroni buried those writings, which were engraven on sheets of gold for preservation. They had been promised by God that someday, before the second coming of Christ, all would have their testimonies and their witness to the world that Jesus is the Christ, and the only way to Eternal Life. That record was guarded by God's hand through centuries. Then around 1827 AD, it was passed to mortal hands again. Joseph Smith had been visited by the Father and the Son, and been given the calling as Prophet. Part of his calling was to bring the Book of Mormon out to the world. Joseph was given power from God to translate those writings into english. The Book of Mormon was written by inspiration from the Holy Ghost. God is willing to answer any of His children who ask Him if the Book of Mormon is really true. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true. It is like the Bible in that it was inspired by God, and the words are Christ's words. I have found many an answer to my challenges in the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

This question is best answered by looking to the official name of the "Mormon Church," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mormonism is to believe in Jesus Christ, and to live His gospel. A key belief is that Jesus Christ has revealed His will and His gospel to Earth many times throughout history through His chosen Prophets, Including today. Mormons believe that after a period of darkness a prophet, like those of old, was called to restore Christ's church and given the authority to lead it, and that it still is directed today by Jesus Christ, through the means of a living prophet. Because the age of prophets is open again, Mormons accept additional scripture into its official cannon, including the Book of Mormon (an anciently written record which was translated into English by a modern prophet) and other modern revelations. Show more Show less