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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Writer, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Mason, Teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, served as a missionary in Japan, and then joined the Air Force to afford college. I'm married, two children, dog, and have lived on both coasts and traveled to many foreign lands. I want to be the next Hemingway, or rock star, whichever comes first, and I never plan to grow up. I currently reside on the front side of the Rocky Mountains and love the four seasons.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but many people are born into a religion. I think the main reason I'm a Mormon is the magic of the Book of Mormon. There are Isaiah passages that could not have come from a young, uneducated Joseph Smith, Jr. copying from the Bible. The poetry of Isaiah is incomplete in most bible versions, but when various original sources come together - the Masoretic Text, the Septuagint, and the Isaiah Scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the harmonizing of sources brings the correct and real poetry of Isaiah to life, and matches what is in the Book of Mormon. In addition, the Book of Mormon adds significantly to my understanding of Jesus Christ, his teachings, his mission, and his Father's plan. I come closer to knowing my Saviour by reading, studying, and pondering the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and the gospel as outlined in the scriptures and expanded on by living prophets. I try to listen to people, get to know them for who and what they are, reserve judgment, and try to be everyone's friend. I share my testimony of Jesus Christ and being a Mormon when appropriate, and I am not ashamed to let people know I am a Mormon.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Scott
The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets between 600 B.C. and 421 A.D. primarily on the American continent. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of these prophets and record keepers, and is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true. Show more Show less