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Hi I'm Robert L. Collins Jr

I'm a Mormon, raised in Arizona and I Love it!!! I have served a Mission for the Church in the Michigan Lansing Mission!!!

About Me

 What do I like to do? Almost everything I guess. Scripture study is something I love that I definatley do daily no matter what. I love to play any and all sports and I love music! I'm also a writer, I love to write poems, stories, songs and such. I love helping whomever I can the best that I can. And you'll have to excuse any spelling errors . . . I'm not the best speller, hahah! 

Why I am a Mormon

 Well, I may have been born into the Church, but that's not the reason I'm a member. I have done a lot of prayerful study of the scriptures Bible and Book of Mormon and this Church. I choose to be a member of the Church because I have a testimony in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer and that Joseph Smith and all his successors are Prophets called of God to lead the Church and I know that the Book of Mormon is True and that it testifies of Jesus Christ and stands as evidence one can hold in their own hands to test and try to find out if these things are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith just as it says in 1 Timothy chapter 4 verse 12. I also used to organzine activities for college students at Norther Arizona University on Monday nights prior to serving my mission. Now I'm serving a mission in the Michigan Lansing Mission teaching all who will hear and helping all those in need of help.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Robert L. Collins Jr
Yes, we do regard the Bible as the Word of God. I love many stories in the Bible including the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Elijah, Elisha, Job, the Words of Isaiah believe it or not, and all of the New Testament. We believe that the Book of Mormon and Bible both to be the Word of God containing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Robert L. Collins Jr
 Technically, the Church was started and founded by Jesus Christ back during his mortal ministry. But overtime, as Christ ascended to Heaven and his Apostles were killed and take off the Earth, the Church was lost. Joseph Smith, who was called as a Prophet of God, translated the Book of Mormon by the Power of God and restored the Church on 6 April 1830. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Robert L. Collins Jr
 We are absolutely 100 percent . . . Christians! We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. We know and testify of His ministry among the Israelites in Bible and that He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemene and on the Cross for each and every individual pain and sin of all the Living Souls so that we can be redeemed in Him if we would believe on Him and follow His teachings and commandments Bible Mathew, Mark, Luke, John. We also belive in his Ressurection and that after He appeared to the 12 Apostles, he went to the Ancient Americas where He ministered to his people there Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 11-27. The Bible and Book of Mormon are both Testimonies of Jesus Christ and are there to strengthen us and guide us in following His teachings.  Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Robert L. Collins Jr
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We revere him for the work he did while he was here on the Earth, just like we revere Moses for what he did in the Bible. He was a Prophet of God called to Restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the "fullness of times" (Eph. 1:10) and to restore the only true Church of Christ so that we may fully understand the Nature of God the Father and Jesus Christ and bring about the fullness of blessings God has in store for his people. So, it begs the question, who do we worship? Our beloved Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Robert L. Collins Jr
"We believe the Bible to be the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly and we believe the Book of Mormon to Be the Word of God." (Articles of Faith). We do believe that the Bible is inspired writings by the Prophets over in the middle-eastern area of the world. We believe it contains prophecies of Christ and his coming and also his ministry and the ministry of his disciples. I personally love the New Testament and the writings in the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Also, we believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and was written by inspired Prophets of God here on the American Continent between 2000 BC and 400 AD. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Robert L. Collins Jr
"The Book of Mormon" is another testament (or testimony/witness) of Jesus Christ that was compiled and abridged by the prophet Mormon in early 400 AD. The others of the Book of Mormon are many because they were the chosen prophets of the people in the Americas, a list of the major prophets of the record would include: Lehi, Nephi, Jacob, King Benjamin, Mosiah, Alma, Amulek, Ether, Mormon and Moroni. Their writings, and the writings of other prophets are what is contained in the Book of Mormon. Some people belive Joseph Smith "wrote" the Book of Mormon, rather, he TRANSLATED it by the Power of God. You can find this out for yourself by reading and praying about the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:3-5), listening to the Holy Ghost, and meeting with the full time missionaries. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Robert L. Collins Jr
There are many things that help me believe in Heavenly Father out there. The Book of Mormon Prophet Alma said that "All things denote there is a God; yeah, even the eat . . . and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness there is a Supreme Creator" (Book of Mormon, Alma 30:44). Nothing of what exsists now could have come to be without some sort of all powerful being creating it and organizing it into the right circumstances so we could be here. Also, the testimonies of others that believe in God, both members of the church and those who are not. If there wasn't a God, there wouldn't be so many believers. Show more Show less