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Hi I'm Brock

Yes, I am indeed one of those. Mormons, of course

About Me

My name is Brock and I live in Sacramento, CA. Want to know about me? Well, read below, that's me in a nutshell.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a mormon? That is a good question. I suppose the only answer I can come up with off the top of my head is that although I was born and raised in an LDS family, I was not always active in the church and veered away from it for a period of 3 or 4 years... so in short, I could say that the reason I am a latter-day saint is because I know what its like to have and not have the influence of Christ in my life. My road back has been a little bumpy, but the bumps make the smooth parts of the road that much more valuable.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith... Well I am not perfect. Far from it. I am impatient, stubborn, and slow to learn and change, but I keep trying. I think God sees our efforts and they mean something to Him because our effort (which is physical action to do something) is what truly shows where our heart is. I call upon Him daily for strength, and He is there. I talk to Him in my prayers as I would talk to a friend, and I can feel that He is listening, answering, and watching closely and with concern. I obviously live my faith in imperfection, but I think that's ok because every opportunity God sees, He provides me with understanding and influence through the influence of the Spirit. Two favorite scriptures of mine are found in the Book of Mormon, both go hand in hand, I believe. The first is in the book of Mosiah, chapter 5, verse 15... it says: "Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you His, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of Him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen." And the second one is found in the 2 book of Nephi, chapter 32, verse 9. It say: "But behold, I say unto you that ye must apray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall bpray unto the Father in the cname of Christ, that he will dconsecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the ewelfare of thy soul." I try to live each day building a relationship with the Lord through the small and simple things He asks me to do that can make me a better person or help lift the people who surround me or that I come in contact with. I try not to disappoint Him, but I know that sometimes I do. Either way, He is always there. As I study scriptures, I see things that grab my attention for some reason (the things I need to ponder for myself) and I try to focus on how I can apply that to myself. And as I interact with others and something somebody says, or a peculiar fascination with a stranger, I find those who are in need. This is nothing special that I myself do, it is just apply those two scriptures to my life, asking the Lord to consecrate my performance (my daily walk) so I can give something back to Him in some small way. I know He is there. I know He lives. I know He loves us all the same.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Brock
Actually the term "Mormon" was a name given to early members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints (or latter-day saints, or church of Christ as it was first called) by members of people who persecuted the church. I personally think the term "mormon" is technically slander but It has kinda stuck with us over the years, however, and it would be difficult to correct the entire world at this point, haha. I will say that we are not Mormons, we are latter-day saints... The same saints established, in organization, by Christ Himself as outlined in the writings of the New Testament. People often are confused when we use the term "restoration" but if you read the bible, we are no different than the members of the church established by Christ and His apostles (which structure and organization of Christianity exists nowhere else in the world except the LDS church) - the early saints.  Show more Show less