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Hi I'm Rodney Standage

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father. I have five children, three girls and two boys. I work as a tax lawyer for a multinational corporation. To escape the demands of work, I love participating with my family in outdoor activities, such as waterskiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that the Mormon Church contains the fullness of Christ's gospel. Central to the gospel of Christ as taught by the Mormon Church is that I am a child of God, that He knows me personally and loves me. Service to others is central to the Mormon ethos, and, as such, the Mormon community provides spiritual, emotional and social support to my family. My Mormon faith provides my family with peace and certainty in a world that is in constant commotion and confusion.

How I live my faith

My faith is not something I simply practice by attending church meetings on Sundays. I live my faith every moment of every day by seeking to be honest about the feelings of my heart and by extending love and friendship to others in both word and deed. Additionally, because the Mormon Church is a lay ministry -- that is, ministers and leaders are not paid -- there are countless opportunities to serve. Thus, I live my faith by extending love to others through acts of service within my Church and community at large.  

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Rodney Standage
Mormons believe that it is only through the atonement of Jesus Christ and His grace whereby man can be saved. It is by exercising faith in Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins and taking upon us His name through baptism that the atonement of Christ is realized in our lives. True faith in Christ is evidenced by love and devotion to Him and to all of our Heavenly Father's children. There is a misconception that Mormons believe that they can be saved through their works -- such as attending church and other righteous behavior -- and not the grace of Christ. This is false. It is only through the atonement of Jesus Christ and His grace that each of us can repent of our sins and return to our Heavenly Father and be joint-heirs with Christ. The atonement of Jesus Christ and the attendant blessing of salvation is made available to every man, woman and child who has been born and will be born upon this earth.   Show more Show less