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Hi I'm Kyle

I am me and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just got back from serving a mission in L.A., speaking spanish. I love Boise; I go to college. I'm really into sports (football, basketball, running, baseball). I also enjoy outdoors activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. I am all about history and learning. I like reading about Church history. I pretty much just love life.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I do without any doubts that it is 100% true. I would say that I've always known, but a testimony can always be strengthened. As a 12 year old, upon receiving the Priesthood I began studying the scriptures daily. This allowed my testimony to grow "line upon line." The Spirit has witnessed to my soul and I know as much as anyone would know having seen as angel. I love bearing that knowledge the Lord has blessed me with to everyone I meet.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith very passionately. Foremost, I try to be a living example of the teachings I believe in by my actions every second of every day. I participate actively in my local congregation. Currently I teach a scripture class to high schoolers. We're having fun learning about Christ through the Old Testament. It is amazing how much joy we feel serving others. I visit different members of the ward and make sure they are happy and well. I also attend the temple frequently.

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

Kyle
Members of the church don't drink coffee, tea, alcohol, smoke, or use illegal drugs. It is an amazing revelation given far before health experts knew their hazards. It is primarily of benefit spiritually, for addictions inhibit feeling the still, small voice of the Spirit. There are many other blessings associated with living the Word of Wisdom. The law of health, including moderation and a proper diet is explained in Doctrine and Covenants 89. We follow it exactly and do not worry about scientific findings that may be contradictory to this revelation. We believe God to be far more intelligent than scientists. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kyle
We believe that we are saved only through the grace of our Savior who payed for our sins. We do not, however believe that access to His grace requires no action on our part. That is wholly unscriptural and unreasonable. One who says that we are saved by faith and without works by simply confessing and believing has not read the full New Testament or is deceived. We know that the purpose of life is to grow and progress to be more like our Father. While being here we make mistakes and become estranged from God. The Atonement or (At one ment) is the reconciliation through the Redeemer that makes it possible for us to return to Him. Because no unclean thing can live with God, we must have a means of being made clean from the mistakes we make in mortality, away from the immediate presence of God. Salvation is not a free gift. God has given us commandments and they must be followed. If we repent, we are forgiven because Christ payed the price for that sin. If we were saved just by knowing that Christ died for us, then all the devils in hell would be saved with us for they too believe and tremble. Real faith is manifest in actions. This issue is at the core of differences between Protestants and Latter-Day Saints. It is due to the writings of Paul which could be easily misunderstood when looked at specifically, but in light of the full teachings of Christ's gospel it is quite clear. 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.

Kyle
Apostles are special witnesses to all the world that Jesus is the Christ. Why would they be taken away after the beautiful church organization was established by the Master? Do the millions today that do not personally know the Savior, nor His words not need to feel Him through His servants. With another being called after the death of Christ it is shown that Christ had ordained the council to continue. Because all the Apostles were killed and the authority given them by Christ could not be passed, there were no other Apostles called. As Apostolic Leadership was taken from the Earth, men not called of God became religious leaders. Not surpisingly, they taught that the office of Apostle was not necessary. Show more Show less