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Hi I'm Bradley Knabe

I grew up in California. I want to become a doctor. I love my family. I believe in Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just returned from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Phoenix, Arizona. I taught others about Jesus Christ and was blessed to witness firsthand the changes that His teachings can bring into people's lives, including mine. Now that I am home, I will attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I plan in majoring in Spanish, and although I don't know how to speak Spanish, I really want to learn it! I want to go to medical school and become an emergency medicine physician.I am certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and loving helping others in need. There is no greater joy and fulfillment that comes to me than being able to step up and rescue others in an emergency. I am an Eagle Scout and love being out doors. I used to be a lifeguard and swim instructor and competed on my high school swim team. I love the water! I enjoy going to the movies. I am part of a loving family, and have two older sisters and an older brother. I have two adorable nieces. I have wonderful parents that have taught me about Christ and who have helped me become the person I am today. I love my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I didn't always know why I was a Mormon. Then I decided to read the Book of Mormon all the way through, and take up the challenge it offers at the end- to read it and pray to our Father in Heaven to see if it’s true. I did just that, and got my answer through the unmistakable feelings that come from the Holy Ghost. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Jesus is the Christ, and that through the power of the atonement my sins can be wiped clean, and my burdens made light. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one true church on the Earth and offers the blessings of the fullness of the Gospel, which is an anchor in the storm of sin and evil we face every day. I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet through which God restored the Church and Gospel of Jesus Chirst, and that we have a prophet on the Earth today, to give us guidance and direction from God. I am thankful that God "is the same God yesterday, today, and forever" and that today we have Prophets on the Earth just as we did in times past. I testify that President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of God on the Earth today. I know that this Church is the only church where I can be with my family forever and eventually be married "for time and all eternity" instead of "till death do you part". I am so grateful to have this knowledge, and would not trade it for all the riches in the world. This is why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Right now, I volunteer in my local congregation as a youth leader. I work with young men ages 12 to 18 and help them plan activities that build their faith in Christ and prepare them to serve missions for our Church after high school, as well as prepare them for their future careers and families. I love working with the youth, and they are a great example to me of how to follow Christ. I also volunteer by visiting several families in my congregation each month. I share spiritual messages with them and make sure they are doing okay. I help and support these families in any way that I can. I do my best to live my faith everyday by studying the teachings of Christ in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and other scriptures, by praying daily, by keeping God's commandments and by sharing my faith with others. I also try to live my faith everyday by looking for ways that I can serve those around me. My faith is my life, it is everything I am and everything I do. I would not be the person I am today without it.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Bradley Knabe
We absolutely believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He came to the earth to do the will of his Father who sent him. He performed the Atonement, which means He took upon Himself our sins, pains, and burdens and sacrificed His life for ours, so that we can repent and be forgiven of the sins that we commit. He was resurrected, His Spirit and Body were reunited, and He lives today. He broke the bonds of death so that all of us can be resurrected some day. He knows each of us and our problems and burdens and He can help us find peace and relieve in a world full of sorrow and pain. He loves us, and if we follow Him, we can through His Gospel be united with our families forever, and live in the presence of God the Father and Jesus Christ for eternity. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Bradley Knabe
The Book of Mormon is a collection of scripture written by prophets who lived in ancient America. Mormon, who was one of the last of these prophets, took the writings of all of those who came before him and compiled them into what we have today, the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith translated this record by the power of God. Everyone can find out whether this is true by reading the Book of Mormon and sincerely praying to God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, and asking whether or not this book is true. I have done this, and can say, along with millions of others, that I too, know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, and came from God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Bradley Knabe
Jesus Christ taught that "Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." (John 3:5) We believe that baptism is essential to accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, being forgiven of our sins, and receiving the Holy Ghost so that we can enter the kingdom of God. We also believe that the ordinance, or ceremony, of baptism, must be performed by someone who holds authority from God to do so. This authority is known as the Priesthood. After the Apostles of Christ were killed, the authority of the Priesthood to perform baptism was taken from the Earth, and remained lost for centuries. But, because God loves us, he reached out and called Joseph Smith to be a prophet through whom God restored His Priesthood Authority. This authority is held within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and this is the authority by which we must be baptized. This is why our new members are baptized. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Bradley Knabe
The Apostles were chosen and ordained by Christ and were given power to govern and lead His Church. After the ascension of Christ, the Apostles came together and sought revelation as to who would replace Judas Iscariot. They chose Matthias to replace Judas. This event clearly shows that the 12 apostles were meant to continue on as the leaders of Christ's Church and, most importantly, as witnesses of Christ. (see Acts 1:15-26) Furthermore, from the later writings of the new testament we see that Paul after his conversion, was later ordained and referred to as an Apostle. This is how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints functions today, as the Church did during the time of Christ, being led by living prophets and Apostles who serve as special witnesses of Christ. Show more Show less