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Hi I'm Joshua

I'm addicted to words and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born several years ago in the land of California, in the same hospital as my father. Through the years I have learned a lot about learning. In order to learn you have to not know somthething, be open to knowing it and then actively look to learn it. That's sometimes a difficult task. I don't know how I feel about that. This I do know: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He is my Redeemer. He is my Savior. He is my King and my Friend. I like to write. I write poetry as often as I can. I like to sing. I'm on a mission for the church and my Christmas wish is to sing in a choir. I miss singing in choirs. I sang in many church Choirs, a show choir called "The Encore Singers" and a community choir called "Valley Voices." I like reading 600 words per minute and simultaneously throwing paper at people. I like to play the trombone. Playing a trombone again is another Christmas wish of mine. I like to read books. I don't often read whole books, but I read a lot of parts of books. Excluding scripture, "Brave New World" is my favorite book followed shortly by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." I like words. I especially like under-appreciated words like the word: "wasps." That is a cool word. I love Jesus And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found faith in prayrefully seeking the love of God. The Holy Ghost has borne testimony to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. I grow each day to be a happier, more successfull person because I live the standards God has set. I know He lives. I know he loves me. In all my research into the diverse ideas of others, I find that all the answers to the questions posed by every philosopher have been restored to the earth by the authority and power of God. By the atonement of Christ, I am becoming like him.

How I live my faith

Step one: I do bad things. Step two: I repent. Step three: I do good things which make me feel good. Step four: I renew the covenant I made with my father in heaven at baptism by partaking of bread and water in rememberance of Christs atoning sacrifice. Step five: I repeat steps one through four.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Joshua
Yes. Family is the most important gift God has given us. By making special promisses called covenants with our father in heaven our family relationships can last not only on earth but forever. When we live the way Christ did, we can find joy in the journey to return to our Heavenly Father and find our happilly ever after. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Joshua
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ teaches us what we can do to better know our Father in Heaven. A Book of Mormon prophet named Alma posed this question to the high priests of the church. He asks in the fifth chapter of the book of Alma, "Have ye been spiritually born of God? have ye recieved his image in your countenance?" Think about the person you know the best. Better than you know anyone else, you know yourself. When you seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost and seek to be changed by covenants and promises you make with your Heavenly Father you will come to know him greater than any other way. The prophet Joseph Smith declared: "the Book of Mormon (is) the most correct of any book on earth and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." Amongst the millions of messages we hear in our lives, the message of God's love for all His children found in the Book of Mormon has changed me more than any other. I know God by the Holy Ghost and you can too. Have faith in Him. Seek His word. Do as He would do. Then you will see him in your countenance and you will know without doubt that you are His precious child. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Joshua
The Book of Mormon was written by the ancient inhabitants of the American continent. It was compiled by a prophet/historian named Mormon after the people had lost much of their civilization to war. It contains an account of Christ's ministry among these people and their historic periods of righteousness and wickedness that eventually culminated in their near destruction. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Joshua
"We believe that a man must be called of God by prophesy and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof." (A of F 4) We also believe as taught in the new testament that "no man taketh this honor unto himself." So we don't encourage people to seek callings for their own benefit. They must be called of God "as was Aaron." Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Joshua
The law of chastity is that we shouldn't share any part of us that would be covered by our bathing suits with anyone who is not our husband or wife. It includes trying to think good thoughts and staying away from pornography and masturbation. By bathing suit, I mean a modest one. Look up "modesty" on Lds.org for further clarification. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Joshua
The one true God is a loving God of the living. Because of the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ, The Savior and Redeemer of the so loved world, all people will be resurected and brought to stand at the judgement bar of God. In order to attain exhaultation, the ordinance of baptism must be performed for each of God's children. God has provided a way in His Holy Temple to give all of His children equal opportunity to gain eternal life. Any other doctrine paints a God who is not a god of miricles, nor a god of love. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Joshua
Mormon women are great women in the world. They are generally smart, kind, and beautiful in equal or greater abundance than other women and they are equal in all ways to men. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Joshua
Church of Jesus Christ was founded by Jesus Christ around 30 AD. A few thousand years later, that same Jesus, presented by His father restored the church by calling a prophet by the name of Joseph Smith and speaking to the world through him and his successors. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Joshua
What a great question! Request missionaries, by clicking "missionary request" at the top of the page, now and when they come to you, ask them that. You will make their day and you will recieve everything your Heavenly Father sent you to earth to recieve. Today Is the DAY!! Don't hesitate. Don't procrastinate. Act. follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptised by someone holding the priesthood authority of God. There is lots to learn before and after you get in the water so don't delay. I promise you that every feeling of guilt and shame you've built up over years of mistakes will be washed away. Your family can be eternal. You can be healed. Your life is about to change. Go. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Joshua
Let me take this opportunity to share with you something I recently learned. People often have the concern, "Why is so much emphasis placed on this Joseph Smith guy?" some even wonder if we worship this man we reveer. If you're in that catergory, let me simply say we don't worship him. Chances are, you know that, but you still don't get why we talk about him so much. Isn't Jesus the only way? The church is named the Church of Jesus Christ right? Why do you put so much behind a man? Why prophets? As I pondered this thought the other day I realized something. I have a question. How do we know Christ? Think about it. How do we know him. How is it that you know he even exists? Now before you answer. Consider what you would know about Christ if nobody who had expirienced His power in the first place, ever said anything. You would be nowhere. Without prophets we literally would know nothing about Christ. We wouldn't have the prophesy of Isaiah. We wouldn't have the testimony of Job. We wouldn't have the witness of the apostles. We wouldn't have a Bible. Why do we put a lot of emphasis on a man? Why do all churches put so much emphasis on a book, written by men? Without the witness of men on earth, written and spoken, we would not know Christ. He didn't write anything while he was here. He called twelve to write his words and witness before the world of His divinity. Today is no different. We have a Prophet of God. He teaches us how to know Christ. Look him up sometime. Show more Show less