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Hi I'm Blake Robinson

I'm an LDS Member.

About Me

 I'm a guy who loves outgoing activities. I love to work out and run long distances. I would love to surf if gas wasn't so expensive and if I had money to buy a surf board. I'm a husband and a father of two children and about to add twin girls in june. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with them and watch them grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up as a member of this faith. Of course, I followed the teachings my parents had taught me as a youth. However, as I began to get older and becoming more independent, it was time to find out if those teachings they had taught me were true. I began to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I was amazed just how cohesive the two volumes of scripture taught about the Savior. After reading and praying about the scriptures, I soon developed my own relationship with the Savior and came to know this church was the only true and living church upon the face of the earth.

How I live my faith

 Everyday is a day provided to live as the Savior did. Of course, I am not perfect so everyday I just do a little better. I participate in the church as much as possible. I used to teach the teenagers in my last calling. Now I serve as a ward missionary which assists the full-time missionaries in teaching those who may have not heard our message. I participate in service that may not be church sponsored like helping someone move into a new house if I just may be walking by. Living my faith, means to me, living as closely as I can to how the Savior lived His life.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Blake Robinson
LDS members DO NOT practice polygamy. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Blake Robinson
We worship God, NOT Joseph Smith. In 1820, Joseph Smith was 14 years old and was confused about which faith to join. He read in the Bible, James 15 "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberall and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." Smith knew in order to find out which faith to join, he must pray and ask God. Smith went out to a grove of trees and offered up a prayer asking of which faith to join. No sooner did he start praying, in his own words "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other, 'This is my beloved Son. Hear Him.' " The two personages were God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Savior told Smith that none of the faiths were correct and to join none. But through Smith, the Gospel would be resotred through him and he would be The Lord's prophet. We revere Joseph Smith as a prophet of God but we do NOT worship him. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Blake Robinson
 The Church finance comes through Tithing. Tithing is giving the church 10 of your gross income. Since the church is all a voluntary clergy, the money does not go to the leaders of our faith. The money is strictly used for temporal things like building church buildings, light bills, etc. Other donations provided like fast offereings,missionary donations, etc are other methods that are used for more specific purposes and are, as I said before, only donations. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Blake Robinson
"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God" -Joseph Smith Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Blake Robinson
My definition of a "Christian" is someone who believes Jesus Christ gave His life to save all who believe on His name. We as church members believe that. Therefore, this classifies us as "Christians". Show more Show less