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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a dad to three girls. I'm a law student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my life swimming in estrogen as the father of three girls and the husband to one. I am currently in my first year of law school. I enjoy fly fishing, camping, soccer, and spending time with my family.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. I spent two years as a missionary in New Jersey, where I learned a lot about the world and a lot more about my own beliefs. I have had some real struggles with my faith, and have often been caught up in the many questions life raises, to which the world in general has no real answers. The Church has given me a foundation that allows me to rely on a loving Father who sees the things I don't. I take comfort in knowing that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ makes up for what I lack. I'm a Mormon because of the comfort and assurance I feel as I follow the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by applying the lessons that are taught during church services. I find that my life is so much more fulfilling when I take the time to study God's word in the scriptures, attend church, and then use the precepts I learn in my interactions with others. I am more service-oriented, and I have greater peace in my life.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Eric
I think the Mormon idea of grace is very similar to the Catholic or Protestant view. I believe grace is any help we receive from God as a result of the atonement of Jesus Christ. The biggest role grace plays in my life is in a knowledge that Jesus has paid the penalty for my many sins, and that if I accept his sacrifice, I can be forgiven and made whole again. Mormons believe that we show our acceptance of that sacrifice by the way we live our lives. It's not that we think we can work our way to heaven; its' that, through our works, we show our gratitude and commitment to the Savior, who has already overcome sin and death for us. Show more Show less