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Hi I'm Scott Adams

I love rock-climbing, swimming, volleyball, and basically everything outside and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I love it! I rock climbed a lot before I came to New York to serve it's kind of flat out here. I'm a swimmer, a camper, a volleyball..er. I love kickin' back outside.

Why I am a Mormon

 It started when I was pretty young. I really wanted to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I'd been praying and reading it and I still wasn't feeling very strongly that I knew. Then, out of the blue, during a random church meeting that I almost didn't go to, the speaker was talking about the Book of Mormon, and I felt this inexpressible peace and joy that I knew that the book was true! Since then I've built on that testimony and come to know so many other truths. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the Earth - restored in these days. I know that Jesus Christ is the head of it and that the prophet is his mouthpiece to let us know all that we need to know.

How I live my faith

 I am a missionary for the church. I am called to serve in Western New York State for two years. My purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I love it! I meet people every day and get to see how the gospel pulls them out of their troubles and gives them new life.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Scott Adams
The Book of Mormon is comparable to the Bible. The doctrine of Christ is taught in both books, that is - Faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. The Book of Mormon clarifies what the Bible teaches. They are in harmony with each other, but the Book of Mormon still has many of the plain and precious truths that were lost from the Bible through many translations, editions, etc. Joseph Smith obtained the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated by the power of God after being directed to where they were by an angel named Moroni. Moroni was the last prophet to write in the book. He told Joseph where he hid the record. Joseph went, and, after a few meetings with the angel Moroni, took the plates to begin translating them. Show more Show less

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

Scott Adams
 God has revealed the law that we must follow to return and live with Him again. We all fall short of that law and 'owe' the difference. Jesus Christ is our mediator and will pay the difference if we will come to him through faith in him and his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. He makes up for what we lack so long as we are doing our very best at following his example.  Show more Show less