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Hi I'm Martin Christiansen

and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an outgoing, easy to get along with, middle aged Husband and Father who enjoys doing things with family. I have been married to a wonderful lady for 20+ years and have two wonderful sons. My family is my joy. I enjoy getting out, an occasional video game, but love watching a good college basketball game. I work in the field of helping people and try to show that it's more than a job, it's exciting and diverse. It's neat to meet people and to be able to help or reach out to them to be more aware of why they go to work. Also to be there when they may need supplies or have a question or even friendly advice. I also have rules and regulations to follow and have to help them to understand that order and justice have to be upheld and that it's not personal. It comes with the job. I try to teach by example. If I do what I say then I am better able to share what I know or have been taught. I continually look for ways to further my education and understanding of my field of work. There is so much to learn and to share.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, and was taught over the years the importance of Family and living a Christ centered life. As I grew up I lived in areas where there were very few Mormons in my school. So with all the things the world could get one caught up in were previlant. This is when I needed to really hold on to what I believed but not close minded. I did have good friends who were not of my faith, and at times had good discussions about each others religions. Even though we weren't out to convert each other we did however get an understanding. I also spent time learning theology and going to early morning seminary at the church. I was able to learn about not only about the Book of Mormon but about the Bible and how important they are together in telling the world that Jesus is the Christ and truly the Son of God who atoned for the sins of all mankind. It was through study of the scriptures and personal prayer to that I came to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on the Earth. I wasn't preached to be convinced or argumentively persuaded. I was given an answer from Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit. It was a peaceful and a comforting answer. Like a good feeling after doing something for someone, or getting the right answer to a tough question. It makes you smile and happy. When I came of age I went out and shared my testimony of what I came to know is true and that Heavenly Father does have a plan for us and that Jesus Christ is the center of the whole plan. Our Savior and Redeemer. Come follow Him and learn for yourself what I came to know.

How I live my faith

I feel that living my faith is not just a Sunday thing. It's my life. I try to go out everyday and be a good example and try to be a helpful person. I try to meet people with a smile instead of just passing by. When I see someone I have either just met or know I try to make sure I say hello. When Christ walked the earth He was our example to follow. The parables he taught gave us the pattern of what he expects of us. If we walk in His light and not in paths of unsurity we will be happy and it will show in us. It will show in our families and in all that we do. That is what I try to do each day.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Martin Christiansen
Grace is the saving gift of Our Savior Jesus Christ. Because He atoned for the sins of all mankind His grace is what truly saves us. It helps the penetent soul to excersice faith to repent of sin and come unto Him. Even though His grace is sufficient for everyone he still expect us to show our faith by obedience to His commandments and following Him through our actions and good works toward our fellowmen. Show more Show less