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Hi I'm Bill Johnson

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in southeast Idaho and went to school there. We have six children and now reside in Arizona

About Me

I am a 58 year old father of six and grandfather to 6 and by profession I am a chiropractor. I have lived in Arizona for the last 24 years. I enjoy the outdoors and my favorite hobby is playing golf. I grew up in southeast Idaho and enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains growing up. I love being a people person. My greatest joy is being with people and interacting with them. If I can bring a smile to someones face I am happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a predominantly Mormon settled area. So I was born and raised in the church. But like all individuals there is a time in our lives that we have to make choices about our own beliefs and our faith. I certainly had a time in my life in which I questioned those things that I was always taught. But as I studied and prayed I received the answers to my prayers and my foundation of faith has always been solid and my faith has grown since my youth. This has been the greatest blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the principle of the gospel that the Savior taught in the New Testament. We grow so much when we serve our fellow man. I served as a full-time missionary when I was nineteen in Colorado and New Mexico. I was able to overcome many weaknesses and fears by serving full time for the Lord. I had the opportunity to share the message of the restoration of the restored church to many people who heard and accepted the message. That experience has taught me many valuable lessons in raising my own children and in serving in many callings in the church. Today I serve as the Bishop of our ward. It is a blessing to serve and be part of so many peoples lives. As a leader in our ward, it is such a blessing to serve others on a regular basis. I find that as I serve others it increases my own happiness and joy. I find that I begin to think less about my own needs and the needs of others first.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bill Johnson
The doctrine of grace is one of the most misunderstood principles of the gospel. Even among Mormons. If someone of another faith asked me I believed if I am saved by grace, I would say a resounding yes to that question. I do believe that God expects us to give our very best efforts. The Book of Mormon explains this doctrine well. In 2nd Nephi it says "for we know that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do." In Luke in the New Testament, it says in chapter 17:10, "when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do." What that means to me is even after we have given it our very best efforts we still fall short and that is where the "grace of Christ" takes over. In Alma in the Book of Mormon it says, in chapter 42:24, "For behold, justice exerciseth all his demands, and also mercy claimeth all which is her own; and thus, none but the truly penitent are saved." What a wonderful doctrine to know that the Lord loves us enough to save us as we give our very best effort, as we learn humility and penitence. I am confident that through his grace and infinite atonement we can receive all the blessings that Father in Heaven would give us, as we are obedient to his commandments. Show more Show less