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Hi I'm Steve Bohn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Welcome to my page. I am you average midwestern dweller. I just finished my degree in elementary education so I find I have an abundance of time on my hands now. Which I fill by playing trains ot dinosaurs (sometimes both) with my four year old son and job hunting. I consider myself a life long student and love reading books by and about historical figures. Mainly the founders of the United States. Although I do indulge sometimes in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world. A little escapism helps from time to time. When I do the books are usually from JRR Tolkien or C.S. LewisThere is almost always music playing in the background no matter what I am doing. To me the music adds a "flow" to what I am working on and helps time move faster.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have tried life not being one and there is a huge difference. My life did not have a firm foundation before living the principles of the gospel. It was easy to be, as the scriptures say, tossed to and fro on every wind of doctrine. When ever a new wordly idea of how to look at the world would come along, it was easy to be absorbed into it and even justify it if it was wrong. Through the lens of the gospel it is easier to see what is important and what should be avoided. Life now has meaning and a eternal perspective. Challenges are easier to overcome because I know that God has a plan for me and will help when times are good and difficult. Most importantly I can say that I am happy. I spent a long time not being so when not living correct pricipals. This lead me to have a negetive view of the world and myself. However, now I have to confidence and joy of the teachings of Christ to comfort and guide me. To me this is more important than any "freedom" I sought outside of the Church.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by helping our church be more organized. I arrange meetings, keep track of statistics, and other paper work. After all one of the attributes our "houses" should have is organization. I also do volunteer work. It's either helping package food for overseas or giving time to the local food bank. Most importantly I do my best to set an example to the teenages I work with. They have so many bad influences I try to be a good one.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Steve Bohn
To me baptizing for the dead shows how merciful and just our Heavenly Father is. I remember being young and asking others faiths what happens to all those that died with out learning of Jesus. They all looked very sadly and gave a reply similar to "they cannot be saved". Even as a child this did not make sense to me. People would praise the kindness of God (which they should) then condem entire civilations. When I first learned about this I knew that it was true and showed the love of God for His children. It's important to remember that the church fully believes in the individual souls ability to choose in this life and the next. If a deceased soul has passed they still fully have the ability to deny the baptism. We do not believe that this issue is forced upon them. Show more Show less