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Hi I'm Tim

I love the Lord. I'm a Christian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My mother recorded that when I was an infant my favorite place to be was anywhere that I could be around trees. That hasn't changed. I love the feeling of majesty that comes being in a forest or towering trees or standing in a meadow of blossoming flowers. I honestly believe that one of the most cheerful things is a ripe apple and that our Father in Heaven has the perfect sense of humor.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored Church established by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. I became truly converted when I began to actually live the principles that I had been taught. While reading, "The Great Divorce", by C.S. Lewis I was struck by an comment that was made regarding our entrance into the kingdom of Heaven. Quote: "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." That statement struck a chord with me that resonated throughout the fiber of my being and started me on a journey to discover the will of God. After many personal trials, much struggling both in body and in Spirit, and much prayer and searching, I recieved an answer to my prayers that the fullness of the Gospel was upon the Earth and it could be found in the teachings of the L.D.S. Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly striving to do what the Lord would ask of me. At times that has led to many personally awkward but ultimately satisfying experiences. It has taken me from the Atlantic to the Pacific and soon back again as I share the message of the Restoration. I live my faith in everything that I do, allowing my testimony of my Savior and Redeemer to be what sets me apart or makes of me a "peculiar person".

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tim
We believe that we are saved from physical death through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul speaks of this in First Corinthians when he teaches that "as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive". He speaks here of a salvation from the chains of physical death brought into the word through the actions of our first parents, Adam and Eve. Christ has given us grace that we may all be resurrected and live again. This is a gift which is given to us through no merit or actions of our own; everyone will be made alive again because of Jesus Christ. We believe also that there are conditions upon which we are permitted to return into the presence of God once more. Salvation by grace guarantees an immortal resurrected body for each of the Children of God. It does not promise entrance into the Kingdom of God. As the Lord Himself teaches in the Gospel of John, "Verily verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, He cannot see the kingdom of God... Except a man ne born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." We see here a condition. Unless something happens on our part, something else cannot happen. The Lord gave us commandments, rules and regulations so that we might do the things which we have seen Him do. We have instructions that we might follow in His footsteps and allow Him to lead us lovingly back to Joy. Show more Show less