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Hi I'm Rexley

Im an Artist, A Musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Southern California. I sing quite well, I play a little bit of Guitar, a little bit of Piano, but I'm proficient at playing the Ukulele. Im also a good artist. I can draw and sketch well, and I plan of going to a college or University for it. I currently am serving a mission in St. Louis Missouri, bringing the gospel to those who seek for something better in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, always knowing what the beliefs were. I was always prone to be spiritual, but I also love reason, and intellect. I love philosophy and sopisticated topics, not because I try to be an a smartypants, but because I have a love for learning. I have to admit that if I were ever to reject "Mormonism", I would also reject Religion in general, mostly because I found a lack of purpose, or lack of knowledge, or a lack of sensibilty in all other religions I had researched, which was a lot. There are many whom I would consider good friends who decide to be without theology, or Athiest as some may say, who had convincing reason as to why such a thing or being as God could not exist. It was only until I became a teenager that I decided to really learn why people believed in the Book of Mormon, the book upon which all of the claims of the church hangs on. I read it and found truth and reason, as well as a powerful feeling of happiness, but most importantly I felt the Holy Ghost, and I am sure that the reaction my body had to his presence is proof that there is more than reason that is involved, and should be involved in deciding the truthfulness of the faith. Mind you, I never before truly knew whether or not what Mormons believed was truth. It was what I grew up learning but I had to know for myself whether or not it was real. I now know for sure that it is. Though life is not always easy, I know who I am, and I know, absent of doubt, that my Heavenly Father loves me, so that makes everything in life worthwhile.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in the Missouri, St. Louis mission. With all the lord has given me, I want to give others the same joy and truth I have. However, before I went to serve the Lord, I just lived life singing, learning and loving.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Rexley
There are zero restrictions as to who can join the church, based off of skin color, or race. To have such restrictions as doctrine is a mark of a false church, and a pitiful man-made rule. While it is true, that at one point in the past the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints did have a restriction on who was eligible for recieving the priesthood, it is important to note that before the restriction was existant, the policy was to extend the blessings of priesthood to all. This is a church that recieves revelation and direction from our Heavenly Father to warn us, help us, provide for us, and all so that there will be less calamity and unnecesary problems. I would not be able to say what would have been the outcome, had these restrictions never been put in place, but it is pointless to consider "What if's" when it is no longer important. We did as our Father in Heaven instructed by creating a policy, and we continued to obey, by dissolving the policy. In these days, there are no restrictions on giving the priesthood except, that the one who is recieving it has to be interviewed to be worthy, but race and color are not a factor in the interview process. Perhaps taking a peek at the many other profiles from different ethnic backrounds would better prove the point? Show more Show less

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

Rexley
The evidences that prove that there is a God are not just things like the view of a vast cosmos in the nighttime, or a majestic landscape from a mountain top, or the elegant sound of a symphony, or powerful thought provoking pieces of art, or the array of species of animals both great and small of every color all serving a purpose in life. Things like kindness and the love we have for others like our family and friends and loved ones prove that there is a God, and not just that, but that there is a God who loves us! We as mankind are so phenomenal in what we produce, that it doesn't make sense that we aren't the offspring of an loving and powerful God. The World is too special to be have occurred by chance or natural means. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Rexley
After our loved ones pass from this mortal state, it is not just the their memory or legacy that continue to live on but they too live on as spirits. Our concern for their welfare and our Love does not die with them, so therefore we give them the same blessings of the gospel we have, the possibility, the joy, and the knowledge of the Savior Jesus Christ. Even better is that we do this in the most sacred place to us, the Temple. God being our loving Heavenly Father, did not intend for any of his beautiful children to miss the oppurtunities of heaven. We honor both God and our ancestors by performing the sacred ordinance of Baptism by proxy in the House of the Lord. They who have this ordinance done for them are free to choose the validity of this action, therefore all have the equal opportunity to come unto Christ and recieve the glorious blessings of heaven. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Rexley
Having a paid clergy would open the door to many possible accusations, misdeeds and mistakes. In the organization that God has outlined for his church, he would rather have a friendly society, that is charitable, and service oriented, creating deeper appreciation for those who help us. I have no need to think that someone lending a hand from church is only out to get my money, therefore they must be genuine. Moses never demanded money, not even Jesus Christ demanded money, in fact he was sold for money. I have no problem with any preachers, trying to make a living doing what they love, I do not assume a rotten character from men who decalre the divinity of Christ and his position as the Savior and Lord. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Rexley
Being a Mormon is actually really great. We love people, we learn to love people, we leran to love God better, we have occupations, we have friends, and we have so many other great things. We have trials, we have challenges, some are little sturggles, some are great diffuculties, some make us scratch our head and think "what?". In the end being a Mormon is being a follower of Jesus Christ, obtaining Joy from our faith in him, and knowing that we can overcome all things with Christ and we can become better people. Life can throw challenges but I can always find victory in knowing that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and because of that, I can be, the greatest me I can be. Thats what being a Mormon is like. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Rexley
Truly, the Bible, being the scripture it is, Testifies of Christ through both the old and new testament. However, there are so many who struggle to understand the teachings are doctrines contained within. God loves us and wants so much for us to be happy and to be with him after our life on Earth, therefore he would not author a book to be cryptic and confusing when our salvation is on the line. Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon are evidence that the fullness of the Gospel brings miracles, and therefore God sends prophets who are divinely appointed to teach and lead God's children. Many of the pieces were missing after the death of the Apostles. Now with a modern-day Prophet and apostles, we have all the pieces and we know fully how much God loves us and how to be with him after mortality. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Rexley
The supreme grace of Christ Jesus has saved all of man, from eternal death. From the precious atoning blood of Christ, we are able to be resurrected. From this, we are able to be judged for our works, and given glory for all the good things we do in this life. All are saved, all are judged fairly by God. Justice is met and Mercy is given. The plan is perfect. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Rexley
I believe with all my heart that there is a prophet of the one true and living God on the earth today. I Believe that God loves us, I believe that he so badly wants us to be with him for all eternity, I believe he even wants us to be as close as we can to him in this life as well, I believe that God is the same today as he was yesterday and he will be tomorow, I believe God wouldn't have us figure out the way to him by being silent. Don't you believe these things too? Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Rexley
This church has grown because of the effort of the operator of this church. No, not the prophet but Christ himself. All members, when doing their best to follow Christ in the ways he has outlined are led and guided through revelation. This comes through the spirit, and the spirit brings all the real feelings of joy, peace, and love. I can't speak for everyone, but when I feel those good feelings I desire them to linger as long as they can. I would imagine that it is the same for everyone. So naturally because of the amount of good feelings produced by the good actions of the church and its members, directed by the savior, people everywhere are being blessed as they continue to find the God who loves them. Every member has a charge to end the secrecy that clouds the true way to happiness, by sharing the truth of the Gospel. Missionary Work, Service, Charity, and even Heroics attract people to the Gospel, and when they see the real church, and all it stands for, they probably ask themselves "Who wouldn't want to be associated with this?". We members of the church, are happy and it is quite ordinary to find every member trying to be a better person and follower of Christ, striving endlessley to be happier, and a blessing to all. All of these factors build into the growth of this marvellous church. Show more Show less

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

Rexley
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not support acts of discrimination or violence against individuals who label themselves as Homosexual. All people, including Homosexuals are invited to learn about Jesus Christ, his love for us, what his atonement means, and how he preached to his servants in Jerusalem and in the Ancient Americas. Just as Jesus Christ did not cast away anyone who wanted to learn more, neither does the LDS church. For those who may wonder about the Church's position about Same-sex marriage, it is always important to remember that we hae been taught by the Lord himself, that obedience to the commandments under the gospel is highly significant to our eternal life. We obey instruction from the Lord, and we continue to build faith in his gospel. The Lord has created marriage for the purpose of happiness, and also so that we may rear families in a gospel oriented setting. The type of marriage that has been given to us as as God-sanctioned marriage is the Marriage of Male to Female, Man to Woman, Husband to Wife. There are many whom might find joy in a same-sex marriage, but true and real happiness that transcends this life comes from following the guidlines that God has given us. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Rexley
As history has shown, when religions try to mingle with politics they no longer can state that they are in the world but not of the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not the governer of peoples lives but instead the organization that God himself has established for all to come and learn the way to eternal life. The church does not endorse any political factions, parties, or canidates, nor does the church use its influence to puppet anyone. The Church does encourage the members to be active in the community, and to be aware of the factions, parties, and canidates foundation for implementing policy that will effect life in general. We believe that being constantly passive is like forfeiting the ability to choose which is God-given. Members are encouraged to be involved and to be examples of the believers in Christ, and to bring good into the world. The church has only the ability to influence its members but their liberty to choose does not belong to the church. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Rexley
Jesus Christ is our Savior, sent from the Father, to give all of God's children the opportunity to be with him again. Our Eternal Father in Heaven, loved us so much that he gave us agency, or some might say our will, the ability to choose. He knew, however, that with this ability we would make mistakes in mortality because of our lack of wisdom. God wants us to live happily in Mortality and afterwards return to be with Him forever to recieve a fulness of joy that we can hardly comprehend now. Therefore, he sent to us a Savior, not randomly, but a promised messiah who would teach us about how we can be happy in this life and after this life secure a place for us with he and the Father. This is Jesus Christ who lived his mortality using his ability to choose for good and living by all the commandments that God had outlined as necessary. When the time was right and he had ministered and taught what he needed to, he offered up his life as a sacrifice, this is known as the Atonement. The Atonement took place in the Garden of Gethsemane and upon the Cross where he was brutally Crucified. The Father accepted the offering and because of Jesus Christ we can repent of the mistakes and sins that are upon us. By ourselves we could never purge ourselves of sin, but with an infinite Atonement provided by Jesus Christ, who was ressurected and has promised to return, we can not only be spotless before God, but also we can become like him and be with him Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Rexley
Family is a subject that is tender to many. Whether it is the Parents or Guardians who raised us, the Spouses we have or the people in our lives that collectively make life worthwhile, we all have a form of family. We believe that this was not hapenstance, we believe that family is certainly a divine principle by which we recieve knowledge and happiness. We are all part of God's family, and he loves us. Through the restored Gospel, we can be sealed, or bound together never to be spearated by death, for all eternity, so we can continue to be with our family in happiness and joy and love forever. Show more Show less