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Hi I'm Cameron

I grew up in Utah, I love playing with anything "electronic" and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah and I love computers. I am a computer gamer and I love fixing my neighbors computers. I am currently in college and I am majoring in Computer Programming. I also served as a missionary in the Texas Fort Worth Mission and I loved serving the people in Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the earth. I continue to be a member of this church because I have prayed about it and I have such a strong testimony of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know that this church is lead by God through a prophet. I know that this gospel will bless people's lives and I want to help others come to know that truth as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what Jesus Christ asked us to do, by keeping his commandments. Such commandments are going to church, paying my tithing, and following the counsel of a living prophet. I also act in a manner that is kind and loving because that is what Jesus Christ did. I try my best every day to be a true Christian.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Cameron
If you don't have the authority, it is of no value. Just like a Ice Cream man does not have the authority to give you a speeding ticket, but a State Trooper does have the authority to give you a speeding ticket. Why can he and not the Ice Cream man? Because he has the authority to do so. Just the same way with God. You cannot claim that you have the authority, you must be given the authority from someone who has the right to give you that authority. In 1829 Joseph Smith received the priesthood authority to organize Christ’s Church from Heavenly Messengers who had held this authority anciently including the prophet John the Baptist and apostles Peter, James, and John. In the end, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church which has the authority to baptize. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Cameron
The Word of Wisdom is a reavelation that Joseph Smith received. In it Joseph was told that harmful things can destroy our bodies. Such things as Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee and Tea, and Illegal drugs can harm our bodies and they are not to be used. I have found that by living this, my health is better and I find that I am happier in my daily life. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Cameron
Tithing is a principle that has been taught since the beginning of time. Tithing is an eternal principle. Today we are asked to give 10% of all of our earnings. Tithing is not so much a matter of dollars as it is a matter of faith. Tithing goes to support the buildings of the church and the Temples throughout the world. It also goes to making books and pamphlets for missionaries to pass out. Ever member is expected to have their own job and earn their own money. Heavenly Father has given us EVERYTHING and all he expects is 10% back. That is amazing that is all he asks of us is 10%. What an amazing blessing it is to give him 10% of all my money. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Cameron
People have called us Mormons because we believe in another book of scripture called the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Although it is another book of scripture, it is not the official church name. The official church name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Saviour is central to our church and our worship. While people may call us Mormons, we would prefer that we be called by our official church name because that is who we worship. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Cameron
Temples are a sacred place. They are where we learn and make covenants with our Heavenly Father. Only those who live the standards that God has set may enter his Holy house and make those covenants. While you may visit the Temple grounds and attend open houses prior to the dedication of the Temple, after it is dedicated, only baptized members who are qualified and prepared may enter after it is dedicated. In the Temple we do baptisms for the dead in behalf of those who were not baptized with the priesthood authority of God in this life. We also seal families together forever in the Temple so we will be with them after this life. The Temple is a wonderful place, and it is something that is reguarded as Sacred. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Cameron
The First Vision is when, as a boy, Joseph Smith was going between the different churches trying to figure out which church to join. Each church taught different things which disagreed with on another. He was confused. One day as he was reading in the Bible, he read James 1:5 which says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”. Joseph decided to pray and ask God. In the spring of 1820, Joseph went to a grove of trees by his home and he prayed about which church to join. As he was praying, an amazing experience happened to him. He said "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me [ … ] When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” Joseph was then told to join none of the churches that existed because the same authority and organization that existed in Christ's original church was lost. He was then called by God to Restore the true Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth and the restore the same authority and organization that existed in Christ's original church. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Cameron
When God put all of us here on earth, he gave us all choice. He knew that we would make mistakes and so he provided a Savior (Jesus Christ) to suffer for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that if we sincerely repent, we can be forgiven of those mistakes we have made and become clean. Sincere repentance is Confessing, asking for forgiveness from God and from the person we have harmed, repairing any damage we may have caused, forsaking the sin, and striving to keep the commandments. Repentance is not just a one time event, it is lifelong event. We must continually repent, but we also must forsake the sin, meaning we NEVER do it again. If we sincerely repent, we will have peace and happiness. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Cameron
Tithing is used to pay for the maintaining and or construction of Temples, Chapels, and other buildings. It also pays for the missionary program of the church but does not fund individual missionary expenses. It pays for materials used in many classes and organizations. It pays for things such as Hymn books or the teaching books, etc... It pays for Temple work, family history work, the church websites, and many other Church operations. It helps to pay for an education for people who cannot afford to go to school. If you need further information on Tithing see Malachi 3:10 in the Old Testament of the Bible. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Cameron
Missionary service is voluntary. While members of the church are strongly encouraged to serve missions, we are not forced to serve. it is a service that is paid by the missionaries themselves. Missionaries are called to serve in many parts of the world and they serve wherever they are called to go. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Cameron
One Defintion for 'Cult' in the Webster's Dictionary is "a religion regarded as unorthodox". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints definition of the Godhead differs from the Protestant and Catholic church's belief of the Godhead and some may see that as unorthodox. The 'cult' label is commonly used by church opponents to criticize or discredit the church. Sometimes it's simply just misunderstanding about the church that can lead to calling us a 'cult'. The church teaches that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. When people begin to understand what we believe, then their opinion of the church changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding. Show more Show less