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Hi I'm Marcus

I'm from New Jersey, I love soul music, I enjoy an occasional bird watch, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of six kids, and yes, being the youngest does have its perks. I love my family, and they've really been everything to me. I'm kind of a high school washout when it comes to sports, but I like to be active and have fun. I'm a college student, which I love, because learning has always been a closet hobby of mine. I'm excited for future opportunities, and to discover old R&B jams.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I cannot deny each answer to my many prayers about The Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and this Church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. God loves us and wants to answer our prayers as we have faith in him, and as we are willing to follow and accept the answers he gives us. As a Mormon I have opportunities to serve, learn, and grow as an individual that I wouldn't otherwise have. Families are so important to members of this church, and there is no better way to nurture and teach people than in a loving family enviornment. That enviornment is created within our homes, and within our churches. I feel like a family member each sunday and throughout the week when I see other members of our faith. I feel loved and cherished, and I think that's the way God would like it. I am Mormon because there is Priesthood Authority in this church, the authority that will help me reach my ultimate hope - heaven.

How I live my faith

I'd say that my faith dictates how I live more than I dictate how I live my faith. I mean, for anyone to say that they LIVE their faith, they have to live what they have faith in, or believe in.. pretty obvious. I believe in God and Jesus Christ, and the commandments they have given. I believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I believe in prophets past and present, and I believe that being nice to people is a good thing. So to live my faith, or what I believe in, I try to be true to those things. If I really believed or had faith that God commands us not to steal, than I'm not going to steal. If I truly believed that there was a prophet on the earth, I would listen to him, and follow his counsel. I really do believe and have faith in these things, and so I live accordingly. Because I have faith in Christ, my behavior is different than it would ordinarily be. It's that behavior, or faith in action, that defines how I live my faith.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Besides the obvious health issues, the scriptures have helped me to understand more concerning the 'Word of Wisdom.' 1Corinthians chapter 6 says, "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" If our body is a temple, a sanctuary or dwelling place for the Holy Ghost, we must keep our bodies clean. The Holy Ghost is so important in guiding and protecting us each day of our lives. It tells us "all things what we should do." As we keep our bodies pure, we allow that guidance to remain with us. This verse in the scriptures also tells us that we have our bodies of God, or because of God, and that they really aren't our bodies to do whatever we want with. God created us, and he has told us what will keep his creations clean and pure through the Word of Wisdom. It's really nothing new to us anymore. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grains. A healthy diet, exercise, and avoiding things that take away our ability to think and act for ourselves. Show more Show less