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Hi I'm Coby

I play chess and I am a self taught software engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I have been little I have loved to learn about the world around me. I have especially been fascinated by computers and the possibilities that they open up to man. I also love to read text books on programming computers and fantasy and science fiction novels. I developed a love for chess and for tennis while going to highschool and have continually desired to improve my game so that I could beat everybody I played. I am currently serving a full time two year mission in the Washington Tacoma Mission and am loving every second of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong and active family of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up with all of these good influences and I have definitely seen the blessings that I and my family have recieved from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But still I reached a point in my life where I needed to decide if I would like to follow this pattern of living that my parents and family were participating in or if I needed to go my own road in life. I could no longer just follow along without knowing if what I was doing was real, right and true because I was being asked to dedicate two years of my time to the Lord by serving a mission. At the time I had a great desire to go to college and "move on" in life but I decided that I must know the truth of the matter and so I studied the scriptures and I prayed to know if I needed to serve a mission. After reading and praying I received my answer from God. I felt God's love for me. I felt it so strong that I knew without a shadow of a doubt that Christ has restored His Gospel upon the Earth again and that the Book of Mormon is truly Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I now knew the truth. I could now commit myself to serve a mission to try and show my love for God and His son Jesus Christ. And that is what I know. God loves me and you more then your or I can comprehend. I know this for a fact because God has told me so. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving a full time two year mission. It is my job to teach people about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to also teach the doctrines that we believe in. I help people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, who is my savior and Redeemer

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

We know in our church that baptism is an essential step for us to take in this like. Jesus tells us in the bible that: " ... Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." When we are baptized we are showing God that we are willing to obey him and we also make a promise with our Heavenly Father. Baptism symbolizes us laying down our old life and coming out of the water to serve God for the rest of our new lifeWhen we are baptized we promise God that we will take upon us the name of Jesus Christ always, that we will be a witness of Christ at all times and that we will keep the commandments of God. In return, God promises us that we will always have His Spirit to be with us. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes we are. I believe in Jesus Christ and I know that he is my redeemer. He has suffered in the Garden of Gethsemene and has died on the cross for me and for you. He has felt all of our pains, suffering, sorrow and sins. He did that voluntarily so that he would know exactly how each and everyone of us feels in this life. His love was so great that he voluntarily did that for each and every person in the world, who has lived and who will live and who lives right now. Christ rose again on the third day and told his disciples and many other people that he would return again. We now wait for Christ to come again. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The preisthood is the authority to act in God's name for the salvation of the children of God. It is given to all worthy male members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is the Lords law of health for us. In this revelation to Joseph Smith the Lord told him that we as a church should not partake of certain substances; specifically: Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea and illegal drugs. The Lord also told Joseph Smith that we should be sparing in all things that we eat for the benefit of our physical and spiritual health. The Lord ends the Word of Wisdom with a promise: "And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint. And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall bpass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen." I know that the Word of Wisdom is a commandment from God for our benefit and joy. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Just like the Bible is a collection of writings of Prophets, the Book of Mormon is also a collection of writings of Prophets. The first of these prophets in the Book of Mormon is the prophet Lehi. God commanded Lehi and his family to leave Jerusalem around 600 B.C. and lead them across the sea to the American Continent. There they became a great civilization and had many prophets write down Gods dealings with mankind. The Prophet Mormon was one of the last Propehts to write in the Book of Mormon, hence the Book of Mormon was named after him. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Missionaries are called to declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they do so voluntarily. Missionaries pay all expenses for their 18 to 24 month mission. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We do believe in grace but we believe that we must ultimately do our part. Christ through His Atonement made it possible for us to have grace in the first place because he paid for our sins. But he has warned us tht unless we do our part in living His Gospel and keeping His Commandments it is all in vain. For mercy and grace cannot overstep the bounds of justice unless we merit the mercy of Christ through our works(True repentance). Christ is the only one who makes it possible for us to return back to live with him and without him we would all just die and that would be that but I am grateful that that is no the case. Show more Show less