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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired father (of 4) and a grandfather of 9. I have been married to a wonderful Catholic lady for 49 years. They said that it would never last! I taught High School biology for 31 years and coached wrestling, cross-country and girls track (the distance runners). After retiring from teaching, I was employed at an LDS Temple for 9 years. My hobbies are traveling, gardening, tennis and spending time with my children and grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the only church that answered the many unanswered questions, about religion, that had bothered me since early childhood. After having my questions successfully answered, it became clear to me that the baptism that I had undergone as an adolescent was invalid, because the person who baptized me did not have the authority to do so. Therefore, if I was concerned about my eternal salvation, I would have to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints. So, at the age of 45, I joined the Church. I have never regretted it.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to have served my Church and my Lord for 24 years at various callings, some of which are: Scout Master, Sunday School teacher, Stake High Councilor, a counselor in 2 Bishoprics, and President of a Young Single Adult Branch, and the Ward Mission Leader. Currently, I am teaching the adult Gospel Doctrine class. Each calling has been a blessing and has helped me to grow and progress in the Church.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Bob
Yes, we believe that Jesus is the Son of God. We believe that because the scriptures and the Holy Ghost confirm it to each of us. We believe that He was born of a the virgin, Mary, in a mortal body so that He could be the redeemer of all sins. In His ministry on this earth, He spent about 3 years. He began by being baptized by John the Baptist. During His ministry, He built His Church, called His Apostles, performed miracles and taught and preached the Gospel to the people of Israel. Finally, with indescribable pain and suffering (and eventually death) He paid the price for our sins, redeemed all mankind and became our Savior. But, the good news is that (as it had been foretold) He arose (was resurrected) and ascended into Heaven. As we are to follow His teachings and His example, we too will blessed by our own resurrection with the opportunity to spend the eternities with our Heavenly Father, His son Jesus and our families! Show more Show less

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

Bob
Because each of us comes up short in our efforts to be like Christ. Some even comment grievous sins. Justice requires that the price of blood be paid for those sins. In the Old Testament, God accepted the blood of pure, innocent animal sacrifice. In the New Testament, Heavenly Father allowed Jesus,His only begotten Son, to shed His OWN blood as a sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, Jesus is our Savior. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Bob
One cannot be a member of our Church without having been baptized, first. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Bob
The paying of a tenth of our increase (tithing) to His Church was first mentioned in the Old Testament. Since we recognize that God is the source of that increase, we feel blessed and honored to return to Him one tenth of His gift to us. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Bob
We love and are grateful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. That is why we honor Him by calling the Church the "Church of Jesus Christ." The goal of each member of our Church is to be as Christlike in our words, thoughts and actions as we can possibly be. Since we are human, we often fall short of that goal, but Jesus knew that we would and paid the price for our transgressions. Since we are followers of Christ, that means that we are Christians. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Bob
God, our Heavenly Father, chooses the Prophet, by inspiration via His Latter Day Apostles. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Bob
The scriptures tell us that one cannot enter into the Kingdom of God without being baptized. Since God cares for each of us, including those who have died without having heard and/or accepted the Gospel, He made it possible for us (still alive on this earth) to serve as proxies in baptism for our friends and for our relatives. Show more Show less