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Hi I'm Tanner

I love to serve and have fun. I used to wrestle and now I want to start doing triathlons and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and serving a mission in the Atlanta Georgia North Mission. I enjoy getting out into nature and just feeling the freedom that comes along with it. I just love having an active and somewhat carefree lifestyle. In high school I was in wrestling and cross country, as well as a little track and field.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not just because I grew up in the Church, but because I have found the happiness and joy that comes along with living the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I come closer to Christ, I increase in joy and happiness, as well as have direction in my life.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a full time missionary for the church until July 2013 and am loving every second of it. Helping other people to come unto Christ is a huge blessing in my life and the lives of my family.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Tanner
We love all the many things people can learn from the Bible. It is the only place that we get the life of Jesus Christ recorded and the many things he did for mankind. Some of my favorite scriptures come from the Bible. We believe that the men who wrote the books of the Bible were inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit in what they should write. The whole of it points toward Christ as the Savior of the world, and that is a great thing for everyone. We also believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Both books of scripture testify of Christ, and together help us to more fully know the answers to questions of the soul. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tanner
Many people can get confused thinking that we believe we get to heaven by our works. We cannot work our way into heaven. It is only by Christ's grace that we can be saved and obtain our salvation. We have to do the things that Christ has taught. Christ tells us in Matthew 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." Christ taught that we need to have faith that leads to repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. It is important that we remember what King Benjamin, a Book of Mormon prophet, taught to his people, "I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants" Mosiah 2:21. There is no "work" we can do on this earth to achieve salvation, that only comes through Christ. Maybe this analogy will help: Christ's grace is like a mother paying for her child's piano lessons. The debt is paid, but it is up to the child to practice and apply the gift that has been given if the child is to become a concert pianist. We must apply Christ's grace in the same way by doing the things that Christ has instructed us to do. Show more Show less