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Hi I'm Adam Rootbeer

I'm a Mormon, a Rootbeer Brother, a husband of nearly 12 years, and a father of 4!

About Me

I was fully converted to my church at age 18 while at Navy boot camp. We were brought to a large chapel on our first Sunday and told "go to church". We had our pick of about 20 church services, I found myself in the Latter-Day Saint service and was there taught for the first time about Joseph Smith. Since that day my life has been amazing! It was not long after that when I was married for time and all eternity to the love of my life in the Washington DC Temple. We have been blessed with four wonderfully beautiful and awesome kids! We spend life together, we play, we learn, we live. Life is not always perfect, but it is always worth it! We have ups, we have downs, but more importantly we have each other and we have the Lord! My sweetheart thinks my love of root beer is a silly addiction, she might be right, but none the less she humors my efforts to promote my love. I have three amazing friends, another Mormon, a Catholic, and Jeff.... he is still thinking about religion :) We talk and drink root beer, we have so much fun. Yup, I am a Mormon, and so many other things as well :)

Why I am a Mormon

Because it is all true. The amazing vision of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, eternal families, the Temples, the modern day prophets, its all true. It may seem bold of me to make such a statement, but I do so without apology. In my youth I sought for truth, real honest to goodness truth. At some point I dismissed all religion, all faith, all doctrine, and all hope, I believed that there was no way to ever know what was the meaning of life. I even succumbed to the notion that maybe the answer to life really was just the number "42" (i.e. Douglas Adams) but one day it all changed. Something inside of me always yearned for connection with the Grand Master of the Universe and although I thought that it would never happen, my youth gave way and my life took hold of the Gospel. Through the Gospel I have come to know truth, I have been given the light of understanding, and I have come to know the true meaning of life. I know why I am here, I know where I am going, and I know why it is all worth it!! Do you know?

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing just that, living it. In so many ways I do my best to follow the example of my Savior by extending kindness to those around me. I seek to help rather than to hinder. I am no perfect angel, that is certain, but I strive to be better, to do more, and to love more.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Adam Rootbeer
Grace is a common topic in Mormonism but presented in new ways for others not of our faith. For us Grace is everything, like our Christian brothers and sisters of other faiths we view grace as essential to returning to heaven. We see ourselves as falling short from having pure hands and a pure heart and even after all we do to live the gospel, it is by Grace that we find ourselves cleansed of this world. For us however, there is a perspective that extends even beyond this, that Grace is love. Our Heavenly Father loves us and just as we love our children and wish the best for them, they will fall. They will make mistakes, they may even live contrary to our hopes within the gospel.but through our love we will continue to love and guide them. In so many ways this is Grace, our Heavenly Father will allow us to make mistakes, allow us to learn from our experience, but He will always be there, extending his hand of love.   Show more Show less