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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am an electrical engineer. I enjoy remote control airplanes. I have a wife and 3 boys.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. My parents were members of the church, so by default, I became one. There comes a point in every persons life where he has to decide for himself what path to follow. Before I served as a missionary for the church, I had to find out for myself if it really was true. I couldn't spend 2 years of my life sharing something I didn't know was true. So I did what every person has to do in order to gain their own testimony of the thruthfulness of the restored gospel. I knelt and prayed. Once I knew it was true, there was no turning back. My testimony increased more and more as I served a mission, and then in various callings in the church. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet, just as Moses of old. I know that President Monson is a prophet, and guides the church as revealed to him from Jesus Christ. I know we have a Heavenly Father who loves us, and we can return to Him someday.

How I live my faith

I attempt to live the standards of the church and be an example to those I work with.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Justin
The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of scripture that was written by prophets that lived on the American Continent between 600 BC, and 400 AD. Mormon abridged and compiled their writings on Gold Plates. Mormon's son Moroni added a small amount of text and then buried the plates. The Gold Plates were then translated by Joseph Smith, many hundreds of years later through the power of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Justin
We live on earth. Our spirits dwell within our bodies. When we die, our spirit and body separate. Our bodies are buried in the ground. Our spirits continue living in the Spirit World. There our bodies await the resurrection and final judgement. At the resurrection, our spirits will take our bodies up again and we will become immortal souls, never to die again. Depending on our works in this life, and our faith in Jesus Christ, we may live with our Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Justin
Yes!! Mormons believe in, have faith in, and worship Jesus Christ, the babe born in Bethlehem long ago. The same Jesus Christ who suffered for our sins in Gethsemane, was raised upon the cross and died, and that was resurrected three days later from the dead. Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is Jesus Christ's church. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Justin
Baptism is a requirement to enter into God's Kingdom. Baptism must be performed by someone who has authority from God. That authority is the priesthood. We do not believe in baptizing newborns. In fact, in order to be baptized, a person must be at least 8 years old, and decide for them self if they want to be baptized. When a person is baptized, the person with authority takes the person being baptized into the water. A short prayer is said, and the person being baptized is completely immersed in water. Two witness make sure the baptism is performed correctly. Show more Show less