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Hi I'm Kyler Dowling

I a student, a friend, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student from Nebraska. I am majoring in accounting. I like playing video games, board games, and spending time with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was investigating religion in general shortly after high school. Each week I had gone to a different church looking for truth. I was raised in a non denominational church and sometimes I went to baptist churches, but I always was left perplexed and confused. I didn't want a church that met my needs, I wanted to find truth. At that time, I began to spend some time at a friend's house. He was Mormon and I knew him from high school. He was strange to me, but he was always a good and reliable friend. After spending a few hours at his place everyday, I quickly became accustomed to spending most my time their. Their house was peaceful and I had felt something there I couldn't describe. It was like a warmth in my heart, like someone had wrapped a blanket around my heart. I had began to ask questions about their religion because they were very open with the fact they were Mormon and I felt since I knew very little except from what my grandparents told me, I needed to know. They told me exactly what I asked over time and after spending a couple months consistently hanging out at their house, I began to feel that I wanted to be a member of their church. I couldn't tell myself why. I just felt I should. Many thing held me back. I didn't understand why they did all the things they did. Until one night I asked a friend of the family that was visiting them. When I asked why do you do all the things that you do (and I asked about everything that I could think that they did and didn't do). The friend simply said to me in a calm smile, "Because I know it make me a better person." This simple and yet powerful statement cut into my heart. I knew I was looking for a religion to challenge me to be better. Either a day or a week later I asked my friend's mom, "I don't know why, but I want to be a member of your church." After talking with the missionaries, who asked me to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I knew through a strong feeling that I made the right choice.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through simple means. I go to church on Sundays. I read the scriptures and pray everyday. If I do something wrong, I repent (for I am not perfect).

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Kyler Dowling
Mormons are called a cult because there are those out there who fear the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is simple. Many fear what they don't understand or they despise the Church because of an event in the past that they misunderstood. My own mother feared this when I joined the Church in 2005 because my great aunt became a member. Its not that my mother is a bad person, its just that without knowledge, we tend to fear. This is why we testify that Jesus is the Christ, that He is the Light of the World and why it is so important to stamp out the fear that impedes His message in this world. Show more Show less