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Hi I'm Taylor

I study construction and architecture, I love art, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student pursuing a degree in construction management, and I hope to become an architect someday. I have a particular affinity for cycling as a form of exercise and recreation. I enjoy reading; my favorite authors include H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ayn Rand, and Michael Crichton. I also like to play board games and video games.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the church for generations, and so I was born into this gospel. A lifetime of studying the scriptures and attending church meetings has helped me to grow a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have discovered for myself that the lord has a hand in my life, and that he wishes for me to succeed in my endeavors. The peace and guidance I have from this gospel allow me to live life with confidence in the knowledge that even though I may come to face trials and afflictions and loss, I can always rely upon Christ as my savior and redeemer. Things may transpire in unexpected ways, but they will always turn out for the best. The gospel helps me to have a more eternal perspective that gives me purpose and direction in life, as well as peace of mind.

How I live my faith

I currently attend the singles branch in my area. I am working towards going on a mission by praying, going to church, and studying my scriptures, and more importantly, by living the principles I learn there. By keeping a continual remembrance of Christ, I can do better in emulating his example.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Taylor
We believe that we are saved by grace. By the grace of Jesus Christ. Christ's Grace is sufficient for all men. All one must do is to accept Christ in his or her life. This is the doctrine of grace, and it is true. So why do Mormons make it sound so different? What does it mean in 2 Nephi 25:23 of the Book of Mormon where it says that "it is by grace we are saved after all we can do."? The idea that makes the concept different for us is that we believe that accepting Christ in one's life does not happen merely through words. One can not merely say "I believe" and enact the grace of Christ. Accepting Christ means that we accept not only him in his role of savior and redeemer, but we must also accept his love, charity, and way of life in such a full and complete manner that we begin to emulate all of these things in our life. Salvation is not just about believing, it is about becoming like Christ. Show more Show less