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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Christian. I study the bible every day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love programming computers of all types. I have been in the software industry where I have worked for some well known companies. Most of my time outside of work is spent with my family. I also love to study any chance I can. History is especially fascinating to me and I try and place myself in the time period of which I am reading and imagine how I would have lived.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a practicing Mormon family and benefited from their programs and doctrines. Later in life I had someone confront me and tell me that I was only a Mormon because I had been raised that way and did not know any better. That actually affected me and I really began to wish that I had not been born a member. I wished I would have been one of those that learned about it and accepted it and had made a change in life. I thought that if that had been the case then I could say that I was a Mormon because I found out about it and truly believed it was true independent of anyone raising me that way. Then one day in church a man came up to me that had joined the church later in his life and told me how he envied my having been raised a Mormon. He told me what he had missed out on because of his having to search for it. Around that same time in my life I was awoken in the middle of the night with a very strong spiritual manifestation that impressed upon me the understanding that I should be grateful for the path that I had been privileged to have taken in life. I then was made to understand that because of that I had unique talents and abilities to share with others. God had chosen me for a work and knew me before this life and I am grateful now and do not take for granted my having been Born a Mormon. I truly am one because I have found out for myself independent of anyone else that it contains the restored truth and authority to bring salvation to the world to those that believe in Christ. I am a Mormon because the core belief is all about having faith in God and following the example and doctrines taught by Christ.

How I live my faith

I do the simple things - study the scriptures daily, pray, attend worship services and try and serve family and others. I don't just live a Christian life on Sunday. To me it is all day long every day. Christ said that he was "the way, the truth and the life". I try to pattern my life after that of Christ every day in a meaningful way. I always try to distance myself from anything too worldly. There are a lot of temptations and worldly attractions to be distracted by. Yet I feel that life is much too short to become a slave to any of it. Christ told Satan "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve". I still struggle to be completely reliant on God and work my way through the difficulties of life. I certainly now feel very humbled by the grace I have experienced and how much of a privileged life I have enjoyed. I appreciate the up to date council of our current prophet Tomas S. Monson who said - "Study diligently, Pray Fervently and Live righteously". I know it had blessed my life and that of my family.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Eric
It is a second witness of Christ. It goes hand and hand with the Bible and is consistent in every way with regards to its doctrine. It has some great stories that if read and applied in a person’s life can bring a person closer to God. Show more Show less