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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm an Avid Chicago Street Biker, a Representative of The Lord, Bi-Lingual, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I just returned from the Illinois Chicago Mission in the Spanish language. I love biking, skiing, running, working out, and doing anything adventurous. I love my friends, who have helped me keep myself on the right path.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up being a Mormon, I have found out for myself the truthfulness of this Gospel that we have today. It has supported me my whole life, and it is continuing to strengthen me. I'm a Mormon, because I know that everything about this gospel is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to those that aren't Mormon, as well as sharing my testimony to help others find this happiness that I have in my life.

What is the Relief Society?

Taylor
An organization set up to reach out to those in need. Show more Show less

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

Taylor
The Book Of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. It was written by inspired prophets of God, just as the Bible. The main difference is that it was written here in the Ancient Americas, and the Bible was written on the other side of the world (Jerusalem, etc.). Joseph Smith was visited by an angel (Angel Moroni) who lead Joseph Smith to the Golden Plates (Book Of Mormon originally written on Golden Plates). Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Taylor
Thomas S. Monson: The true, & only living prophet on the earth TODAY! Show more Show less

What is faith?

Taylor
Believing in things which are not seen. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Taylor
Men called and inspired by God (Prophets) like those in the Bible, but here in the ancient Americas. (Nephi, Jacob, Enos, Jarom, Omni,Mormon, Mosiah, Alma, Helaman, Ether, Moroni, and other prophets that walked the ground here in the Americas). Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Taylor
Of course we are... we believe in Christ! Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Taylor
When you attend a church service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you will feel something different that you won't feel in another church. That is because it is that same church that Christ formed when he was ministering on the earth 2,000+ years ago. In church there will typically be 3 meetings. For the Adults: One hour we meet in a class where we study the scriptures and increase our knowledge and faith. Another hour we go to a class where the men and woman are separated. There we learn how to prepare/become/be better husbands and wives. We learn things that help our families come closer together and work together better. One hour we go to the Sacrament meeting. There we partake of the bread and water (Sacrament) to think of Jesus Christ and renew/promise to keep the promises that we made when we were baptized. We get to listen to people speak on various Gospel Principles/Doctrines . Each of these hours we begin and end with a song and prayer to invite the spirit with us. The children and youth learn about gospel doctrine and learn things that will help them as they're growing up. If you haven't visited before... Come and see/feel how it is to attend Christ's church. Visitors are more than welcome! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Taylor
So that others who haven't had the opportunity to be baptized in Christ's true and only Church, can still have the blessing of being baptized (which is required to enter in the Kingdom of God). Also, it's performed by someone that has the authority of God (Priesthood), just like John the Baptist had when he baptized the Son of God. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Taylor
Absolutely! If you read in the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 11), you will find an account of when Christ visited here in North America after his resurrection. By reading and asking God through prayer if this is true, you can receive an answer that it is. Try it! 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.

Taylor
Christ's church was perfect, just as Christ himself. Christ's church is built upon apostles and prophets. Being his church today, it still has 12 Apostles and a living Prophet on the earth. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Taylor
The authority to act in God's name that's required to perform saving ordinances such as baptism. For example John the Baptist had the priesthood (authority) to baptize Christ. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Taylor
Because God let us know through a prophet (Joseph Smith) that we shouldn't partake of these substances. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Taylor
Absolutely Not! Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Taylor
Members of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Same church that Christ established). Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Taylor
It does not, however the church does encourage that we participate in political elections and play a part in our community and nation. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Taylor
It is done under the direction of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is not by vote nor by preference, but it is the next senior Apostle of the church that has had the most amount of time serving as an Apostle. According to the Lords will. Show more Show less