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Hi I'm Aidan

I'm a law student, an aspiring professional in the field of patent law, I like to have fun with life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a law student, studying patent and intellectual property law. And after I have my degree, I want to use it to work in the field of patent law to help aspiring inventors grow the field of technology. I love learning. I love being with family and friends. And I love being Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is fun and because I want to be! Our world today is filled with so much uncertainty and doubt. But knowing what I know about my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, make all the difference. Every challenge is a growing opportunity. Every adversity or hardship is a way to become closer to God and learn more about ourselves. I’ve heard it said that all Mormons seem to smile all of the time. This is quite possibly true. But does it mean that we don’t experience heartache and sadness? No. We are faced on every side with challenges; but the knowledge that, no matter what we do, we have a Heavenly Father who loves us perfectly, as His spirit sons and daughters makes anything easier to bear. The smile on my face is because I know everything will work out alright.

How I live my faith

As a young adult, I enjoy spending time with others my age and who are at similar stages in their lives. Along with going to university classes, I also attend the campus LDS Institute where I can learn more about the gospel with other students. I go to a Young Adult Ward, which is a church congregation entirely made up of young, unmarried adults my age. At this point in your life, there are a lot of decisions to make, and most of them can affect the course you will take. Some of the Mormon youth that I associate with could be changing their major for the fifth time, making new friends, or discovering new hobbies and interests, but each of them at their core knows who they are and what they stand for. I too, know who I am, because of my faith, and it is comforting and empowering!

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Aidan
It is true that Mormons practiced polygamy once, or the practice of having more than one wife. But, we do not practice polygamy now, nor do we condone anyone who does. There were times, however, when God commanded men of our church to take more than one wife for His own purposes. Abraham, for example had more than one wife, and polygamy was practiced for a short time during the early years of the Mormon Church. But the Lord’s law of marriage is monogamy unless He commands otherwise to help establish the House of Israel. (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol 3) Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Aidan
Finding out that the things we teach are true, comes from learning about those things and then praying to ask for yourself if they are true. If you ask in prayer to know if these teachings are true, with the intent to act upon the answer you get, you will be told through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit, as God’s messenger, can confirm truths to you by feelings. You are entitled to know the truth for yourself. Everyone is. So just learn and then ask, and your loving Heavenly Father will let you know what you should do. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Aidan
The Book of Mormon is, as the full title says, another testament of Jesus Christ. We, as a church, study this book along with the Bible. As the Bible gives an account of the disciples and ministry of Christ to the Jews, the Book of Mormon also gives an account of His teachings and visit to the people living on the American continents at that same time. These accounts, written by prophets called by God, were compiled by a prophet named Mormon, hence the name of the book. The Book of Mormon adds to and brings into clearer focus the teachings in the Bible. It does not take away from or contradict it. Anyone who wants to know fully about God, who we are, why we’re here and where we’re going, should read the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Aidan
There are a lot of different takes on the nature of God in the world today. But I will tell you what I know. I know God, our Heavenly Father, is the literal father of our spirits. This means that we are God’s literal spirit children. He is the perfect father. He has a perfect love for all of His children. And that’s everyone, not just Mormons. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or the mistakes you’ve made. He loves you! God does not make bad things happen to us and He is not uninvolved or apathetic towards our world. Everything works according to God’s plan and He is always in control. Sometimes the choices of others affect us, and God allows this because he will judge all people by their choices. But He is always there to make every challenge a learning and growing experience for us. We are in a refiner’s fire, and every hardship makes us better and more perfect, more like God. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Aidan
Joseph Smith was the first prophet of this dispensation. What does that mean? Well, Noah was a prophet and Moses was a prophet. After Christ was crucified, it marked the end of a “dispensation” or period of time. There was unbelief, and because of this, the fullness of the gospel, or complete workings of His church, were not found on the earth. But, God had a plan, and that was to restore The Church of Jesus Christ to the earth again. Joseph Smith was called, or chosen by God to restore the gospel and to lead as its prophet. Jesus Christ restored the fullness of the gospel through him. Joseph had humble means, was imperfect, and fallible, but he had great faith, and was but an instrument in God’s hands to bring about His purposes. Our church does not worship Joseph Smith, but we do revere him as someone who helped to establish Christ’s church again, which gives us so many blessings in our lives today. Show more Show less