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Hi I'm Seth

I am studying to be a psychiatrist. I work at Subway. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm what you'd call an all around nerd. Trading card games? Well, sometimes. Dungeons and Dragons? Always. Video games? Have to play 'em. But, that's not my whole existence. I work at Subway, and am currently saving up to get my first vehicle. I'm planning on a motorcycle. I am starting college this fall, pursuing a degree in psychology. I plan on becoming a psychiatrist. It's a long path, but, I really want to pursue it. I want to work trauma cases and really help those people who have been hurt.

Why I am a Mormon

 How did I find the Church? Well, truth told, I was born into it. But I didn't believe it my whole life. My mom always said when I was 16, I could choose for myself, and, for a great majority of my life, my plan was to simple stop going. I'd say around the age of 15, I felt a need to be closer to God. I started looking around. I attended several of my friends' churches, but, it felt like something was missing, compared to my previous experiences in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So, I decided I had to find out if it was true. I asked in prayer, and I felt the truth of it. I made a few changes in my life. I had to give up some things, but it was worth everything I gave up. It really was.

How I live my faith

Aside from attending church regularly, I have been called as a coordinator for the young single adults. I work with other leaders and organize activities to help strengthen their faith, encourage them to remain active in the Church, to have fun and meet others their own age with the same standards.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Seth
This is a common misconception, I think. Put simply, no. We worship only the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. We revere Joseph Smith as a Prophet and as the source by which the Almighty acted to restore the Gospel in this day. You might compare our reverence of him to the reverence of ancient Israel toward Moses, who led a similar role in their time. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Seth
I often laugh as people ask, "So, how is your church different than Christians?" I reply to them often, "We are Christians. Don't get that confused." I have a deep and abiding testimony of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and Redeemer. I know he lives. He suffered for the sins of the world in Gethsemane, then payed for his life on Calvary and arose on that wonderful Easter Morn. I testify that is true. I have felt his power in my life over and over and over again. What is a Christian? It is a follower of Jesus Christ. We are the Church of Jesus Christ. What more needs be said. Mormons, very much so, are Christians. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Seth
God created this world so that we could be born into it. Homosexual relations do not support this plan. It is only by the union of a man and a woman that this can be accomplished. In essence, homesexual relations are opposed to the plan of God, putting man in a situation where he cannot fulfill the commandment of God to "Multiply and replenish the earth." Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Seth
The Church is funded by the Tithing of the Church. Tithing is "ten percent of your increase." Church members voluntarily sacrifice 10 of all their increase to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. These funds are used solely for church programs, and never for the payment of church clergy, who all serve as volunteers. And, it should be said, it is returned with a blessing so great "there shall not be room enough to receive it." see Malachi 3 Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Seth
Joseph Smith was, and is, a prophet. He was the first prophet since the loss of the Church of Christ's time. He is not, as some believe, someone we worship. We revere him as a great prophet and a messenger of God and Christ, whom are the Gods we worship. You could say our reverence for him is akin to the reverence the ancient Israelites had for Moses, who was their prophet. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Seth
The simple answer is "No." The Savior taught that "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." We would be pretty sad Christians to only help those of our faith. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Seth
I testify that it is true. I have felt that confirmation in my heart and in my mind. I can talk about all the physical evidence that supports it, but, it would be as tinkling brass. You can know it, too, by reading of His ministry in 3 Nephi 11, perhaps the whole ministry through to chapter 26, then praying to know if it is true. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Seth
There is no greater promise than the Savior gave many, many times "Ask, and ye shall receive. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you." The evidence given to us of the truth of the Mormon Church is the Book of Mormon. Understand what the book is. Read it. Ponder it's message, and pray to know if it is true. Then, try and recognize an answer when it comes. You will feel it in "your mind and in your heart." That is how the Spirit will speak to you. It probably won't come as a great vision, nor as a dream, but as a simple, quiet reassurance that it is true. It's hard, nearly impossible, to describe properly, but you can recognize it when you are searching for it. Show more Show less