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Hi I'm Paul Goodrich

The more I learn about the gospel, the more I love it. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in and have lived most of my life in UT, but right now I'm a senior going to college full time. I'm way excited to graduate at the end of next year. I am planning on going into physical therapy as my my career. I love to run along with pretty much any sport, and anything else athletic. I love computers, and am learning to play the guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born and raised as a member of this church, along with all my brothers and sisters. My parents were always really strict about the way we lived the gospel, and that has always been a benefit to me in life. I always knew this church was good and it taught good things, but I never really knew it was true or made the decision to live it for myself until I moved away from home. At that point, I knew it was my decision to what extent I did or didn't continue going to church and living what I'd grown up being almost forced to live. Thankfully, I knew religion was important enough a decision to investigate and seriously consider on my own. I did, and through the Spirit I really came to know with time that this really was God's church, and that by living by what I am taught here, I can return to live with Him and my family again someday.

How I live my faith

 I attend Institute classes each semester where I can take time each day to reflect on the Savior, what He has done for me, and how I can better serve Him. I always try to help those around me to feel happy and loved, as God would if He were here, and finally, I am able to serve in my local church group by organizing a small activity each Monday evening to bring local Mormon college students for food, fun, and a chance to feel the Spirit.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Paul Goodrich
 The word grace can be used in a lot of different ways. In our church, it is commonly used to mean the divine help or strength of God. We all need the grace of God to help us with the trials we all experience. As far as eventually being able to return to heave, both grace and works are necessary requirements. God knows we are imperfect beings and of ourselves will never be able to earn a place at His side.  For that reason, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to Earth to atone for our imperfections. He has set requirements of works we need to do, and if we follow Him and met those, he offers us his grace, which will get us into heaven. As stated by an ancient prophet in The Book of Mormon, "It is by grace we are saved after all we can do." Show more Show less