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Hi I'm Rubens L. Miranda

Sou um santo dos últimos dias. Nasci de bons pais, no Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Sou casado e membro da Igreja há 30 anos.

About Me

Sou biólogo, radialista e formado em Direito. Adoro ler e ponderar as escrituras gosto de ir à Igreja gosto de dar aulas na Igreja adoro ouvir música pop/rock, nacional e internacional, e música clássica gosto de tocar violão, gosto de filmes documentários históricos, biográficos e científicos, de guerra, de não-ficção. Gosto de esportes futebol, voleibol, basquetebol, natação. Gosto de fazer mergulho autônomo e apnéia. Adoro o mar, a biologia marinha, ecologia, oceanos, pescar. Gosto da noite. Amo minha esposa, Janete.    I'm a biologist, broadcaster and graduated in Law. I love to read and ponder the scriptures like to go to church I enjoy teaching in the church love listening to pop / rock music, national and international classical music and enjoy playing guitar, movies like historical documentaries, biographies and science, war, non-fiction. I like sports football, volleyball, basketball, swimming. I like to do scuba and apnea. I love the sea, marine biology, ecology, oceans, fish. I like the night. I love my wife, Janete.

Why I am a Mormon

Sou um santo dos últimos dias, porque sei pelo Espírito Santo, que A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, é verdadeiramente o reino de Deus na terra e é a Igreja verdadeira de Jesus Cristo, restaurada nos moldes da Igreja Primitiva de Cristo, estabelecida com a mesma organização, ou seja, com profetas, apóstolos, setentas e evangelistas, sendo Cristo a principal pedra da esquina. Sou um santo dos últimos dias, porque acredito que Deus é o mesmo, ontem, hoje e para sempre, e que Ele fala com profetas hoje em dia, assim como falava com Moisés, Abraão, Isaque e Jacó, nos tempos antigos. Que temos profetas vivos, hoje, que são ainda videntes e reveladores. Thomas S. Monson é o profeta vivo de Deus hoje. Sou um santo dos últimos dias, porque acredito que, com a Restauração da Igreja de Cristo nestes últimos dias, o sacerdócio de Deus foi também restaurado na terra, proporcionando bençãos e ordenanças salvadoras à toda a família humana, pela obediência aos mandamentos de Deus.  I'm a Latter-day Saint, I know the Holy Spirit, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is truly the kingdom of God on earth and is the true Church of Jesus Christ, restored in the manner of the early Church of Christ Established with the same organization, ie, prophets, apostles, seventies and evangelists, Christ being the chief cornerstone. I am a Latter-day Saint, because I believe God is the same yesterday, today and forever, and that He speaks to prophets today, and spoke to Moses, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in ancient times. We have a living prophets today, who are seers and revelators. Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of God today. I'm a Latter-day Saint because I believe that with the Restoration of the Church of Christ in these last days, the priesthood of God was also restored on earth, providing gifts and saving ordinances of the whole human family, by obedience to God's commandments.

How I live my faith

 Procuro ser fiel a todos os mandamentos de Deus, apesar de minhas imperfeições. Procuro estudar diligentemente as escrituras sagradas e seguir as palavras dos profetas e líderes da Igreja. A frequência regular na Igreja é essencial para renovarmos os convênios no sacramento, sentirmos o Espírito e aprender a cada dia coisas diferentes ou abordagens diferentes dos ensinamentos de Cristo e do Seu evangelho, que nos dão aprendizado e uma nova visão, de como sermos melhores e arrependernos dos pecados. Eu já tive vários chamados na Igreja. Atualmente sou 1º conselheiro na presidência do Quórum de Élderes, que é a organização do sacerdócio para os homens, acima dos 18 anos de idade que cuida das famílias e do ensino familiar. Servindo no Quórum, é uma oportunidade maravilhosa de servir aos irmãos, que portam o sacerdócio, bem como ajudo no ensino familiar, orientando e treinando os mestres familiares a cumprirem sua missão de servir as famílias. Procuro ser humilde e ajudar o meu próximo. Realizo Noite Familiar nas noites de segunda-feira, com minha esposa, e estudo as escrituras diariamente com ela, bem como preparo-me para as aulas ou para eventuais treinamentos para os irmãos do Quórum. As orações diárias são essenciais, mesmo aquelas para abençoar os alimentos, quanto aquelas que faço com minha esposa e as individuais, para que nos acheguemos mais próximos ao Pai Celestial.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Rubens L. Miranda
A família é a unidade básica da sociedade e da Igreja. Acreditamos que as famílias podem ser eternas, na medida em que todos os seus integrantes sejam fiéis aos mandamentos de Deus e perseverem na fé em Cristo até o fim de suas vidas. Fazendo todas essas coisas e realizando as ordenanças sagradas na Casa do Senhor, o Templo, então poderemos ter a esperança de que a família será eterna, unida em elos de fé, amor e obediência aos mandamentos. The family is the basic unit of society and the Church. We believe that families can be together forever, in that all its members are faithful to the commandments of God and persevere in faith in Christ to the end of their lives. Doing all these things and performing sacred ordinances in the house of the Lord, the temple, then we can hope that the family will be eternal, united in bonds of faith, love and obedience to the commandments. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Rubens L. Miranda
É a organização das mulheres da Igreja. A mulher casada ou solteira, acima de 18 anos, pode pertencer à Sociedade de Socorro da Igreja, que é uma auxiliar do sacerdócio. A Sociedade de Socorro da Igreja tem como lema "A Caridade Nunca Falha", representando bem a sua finalidade que é ajudar ao Senhor a edificar o testemunho das mulheres no evangelho de Cristo, bem como ajudar às irmãs a serem fiéis aos mandamentos de Deus, a serem caridosas para com o próximo e a serem melhores mães e filhas de Deus. It is the women's organization of the Church. The woman married or unmarried, age 18, may belong to Relief Society of the Church, which is an auxiliary of the priesthood. The Relief Society of the Church has as its motto "Charity Never Fails", representing well its purpose is to help the Lord build the testimony of women in the gospel of Christ, as well as helping members to be faithful to God's commandments, to be charitable towards others and being better mothers and daughters of God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Rubens L. Miranda
The Latter-day Saints Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. The Latter-day Saints have reverence for the name of Joseph Smith, merely. It was through the First Vision of Joseph, who saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, in the woods, on the morning of the spring of 1820, the heavens opened again to men, and thus was laid the foundation for the Restoration of Church of Jesus Christ, with the same organization of the early church, which was the case on April 6, 1830. Therefore, the Latter-day Saints worship the Heavenly Father, but it has reverence to the name of Joseph Smith, for he was the chosen of God to restore the gospel and the Church of Christ and to be His first prophet in these last days. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Rubens L. Miranda
The priesthood , the power of God given to man to act on behalf of the Godhead and salvation of the children of God , is given only to worthy male members of the Church , because it is patriarchal , its origin , ie , was instituted by God that only men or the Patriarchs , should carry his power without origin of days and end of year , and that should be passed or transferred by the hands of those who possess such authority or power. However , the women of the Church are blessed by priesthood leaders and their husbands , if at home there is a priesthood holder . Women can even bless a loved one is ill or in need of advice , just do not claim authority of the priesthood , since not even the door , only worthy male members . But they enjoy the same rights and blessings of the priesthood , being worthy , not only declare bear that priesthood , which is awarded only to men . Women serve as leaders in the Church auxiliary organizations , and may even preside them , collaborating with the priesthood in conducting programs of the Church , either in Relief Society , the Young Women Organization or the Organization of Primary. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Rubens L. Miranda
We believe that , being the eternal gospel of Christ , as He and His Father , our Heavenly Father , we can also become eternal , through the merits of Christ's Atonement and obedience to God's commandments . Christ paid for our sins , in Meridian times when He was on earth , died on the cross at Calvary , and rose again the third day , providing all of us , humans , raising the possibility of also , we receive again our own bodies but immortal , perfect, just as Christ was raised . Thus , we believe in the possibility of life after death . And if we are faithful , married for time and all eternity in the House of the Lord , we vvier eternally with God and Jesus Christ , along with our family , in everlasting burnings . Families can be together forever . According to the ordinances of the gospel , of living and obedience to God's commandments , we promise that we can live eternally with our families and live in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom , which is the Exaltation , and we can produce children and daughters forever , worlds without end . Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Rubens L. Miranda
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It was written and compiled on metal plates by prophets and inspired other historians, who lived on the American continent. The Book of Mormon was translated into English by the gift and power of God, through Joseph Smith the Prophet, who received the metal plates that were hidden by God from the hand of the angel Moroni. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for there are stories, stories of wars, teachings and pure doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the account of Christ's visit to the Americas after his resurrection, and before ascending to Heaven. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Rubens L. Miranda
The First Vision occurred when the Prophet - boy, Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and His Son , Jesus Christ , in the woods , on the morning of the spring of 1820 . After centuries of apostasy , of spiritual darkness , with the loss of truth and authority of God , occurred with the death of Crsito and His Apostles , the heavens once again opened to men on earth . In answer to his sincere search and real intent , having read a passage of scripture in James 15 , the boy Joseph Smith , then 14 years old , went to the woods and began to pray when a pillar of light descended on the head of the boy Joseph , and behold the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith speak . So after centuries of apostasy , in the spring of 1820 , Joseph Smith received the First Vision , and he spoke with God the Father and Jesus Christ , this had recommended that he should not join any of the creeds then existing , for they were all wrong and that , in due course , the true Church of Christ would be restored again on the earth . After this vision , others will follow, until Joseph was commanded to restore the true Church of Christ . Thus , this view remains known as the First Vision , because this was the first vision that Joseph Smith had , after centuries of silence in Heaven . Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Rubens L. Miranda
The name comes from the belief of Mormonism The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Written and compiled by the prophet Mormon , metal plates , and in recent days have been translated by the gift and power of God , through Joseph Smith . Mormons or Latter-day Saints believe in Jesus Christ and His gospel. Believe that Christ not only preached to Jews and Gentiles in the Old World , but also the primitive peoples who lived on the American continent , hence their belief in the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ. They still believe in the necessity of living prophets revealing divine will , as happened in the past and amply reported in the scriptures as the Old Testament . As God, the Father , the same yesterday , today and forever , surely He would reveal His will to men on earth , as in the past , through prophets Amos 37 . These three pillars sit beliefs of Latter-day Saints 1 Faith in Christ and the gospel 2 veracidadade belief in the Book of Mormon , which corroborates the Bible and 3 in need of prophets to reveal God's will for the world and His Church on earth , as in the past . Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Rubens L. Miranda
As the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us hope of life beyond the grave, the Latter-day Saints follow the teachings of Christ, firmly believing in life after death. Physical death will come to all men. All die. The physical body is in the grave and the spirit shall live. One day, in the resurrection, his body will be united again to the spirit that inhabited, forming a new resurrected body, perfect, immortal and without defects, the example of Christ's own resurrection, who took his own body, and will be for us. Physical death is an important step for us to obtain our physical body again, in the resurrection, but it will be perfect, immortal, in order that we may be judged in the flesh and can live according to God in the spirit. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Rubens L. Miranda
Even the Savior Jesus Christ that inspires and reveals His will to the Twelve Apostles and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is that a prophet is chosen , which is also the President of the Church . Nothing more natural than the prophet of God is chosen and named among the brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles , similar to what was done in the time of Christ, the Meridian of Time . With the difference , that it was the Lord himself who chose the disciple directly after counsel with His Father in Heaven . In current times , with the death of the President of the Church , the First Presidency and Quorum disposes of the Twelve Apostles is who assumes the presidency of the Church , and of the twelve Apostles , one is called and ordained Prophet , Seer and Revelator , and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , where then is redone again the First Presidency of the Church , with a president and two counselors, who along with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles , are all prophets , seers . Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Rubens L. Miranda
Mormons or Latter-day Saints are Christians, we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. Moreover, the name of the Church bears the name of Christ, because it belongs to Him, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We follow the teachings and doctrine of Christ. We believe that Christ paid for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, who died on the cross and rose again the third day, the Meridian of Time. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He will return to earth for the second time, initiating His Millennial Kingdom. Show more Show less