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Hi I'm Scott.

I'm a husband, father, business lawyer, adjunct professor of law, speaker, writer, wannabe chef and baker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. Everything good in my life has come from my family. My good parents taught me how to live a happy life. My sweet wife uplifts me, and helps to make our home a safe harbor from the storms of life. My children fill me with joy as I see them become kind and responsible young people who do good because they want to be good. I enjoy cooking for groups, especially for my family. Cooking is a way to express my love. The world is an amazing place, filled with incredible opportunities to grow and learn. The more I learn the more I realize how little I know.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is good, but life can be difficult. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me perspective on life, and helps me to overcome the challenges of mortality. We are children of our Heavenly Father, who knows and loves us. We lived with Him as spirits in a pre-mortal existence. He sent us to Earth so that we might gain experience, develop faith, and choose to follow Him. Our mortal life is but a small piece of our eternal existence. Our lives continue after death. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we all will be resurrected to physical bodies that are glorified and perfected. We will receive eternal glory commensurate with our faith in Jesus Christ and with our willingness to follow Him and keep His commandments. We can live together as families if we make and keep sacred covenants. Our Heavenly Father's plan is a glorious plan of happiness. It is based on His profound and unwavering love for all His children. But the plan requires opposition in all things. He allows us to experience the bitter so that we might know the sweet. We experience trials and adversity so that we can comprehend a fullness of joy. Through all the challenges of life, He will bless and strengthen us if we seek His guidance. Knowing these things gives me confidence to weather adversity and perspective to understand the purpose of my life.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of love and service. I'm blessed to be able to teach the truths of the Gospel, and to help uplift others. Through the years, I've been able to serve as a leader, adviser, teacher, and assistant.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Scott.
Faith is a principle of action. Your faith will increase as you learn principles of truth and act on those teachings. As you act on those teachings, your desire to learn the words of God will increase, and you will have a greater desire to conform your actions to the teachings of Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Scott.
God is, first and foremost, our Father. He knows us and loves us individually. We are His children. He loves us, and wants to bless our lives. Our Heavenly Father is a glorified and perfected being. As His children, we are created in His image. His work and His glory is to bring about our immortality and eternal life. He wants us to bless us with the type of life that He enjoys. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Scott.
The Bible is the word of God. It testifies of God's love for His children, and teaches us how we can return to live in His presence by developing and acting on our faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed to have other testimonies of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, teaches the pure doctrines of Jesus Christ. It constitutes a second witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Scott.
After the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Apostles taught the Gospel and maintained the work of the Savior's Church under His direction. They did so through the priesthood authority that the Savior gave them. The Apostles were persecuted and, ultimately, killed for their adherence to the faith. When they died, God's priesthood authority was taken from the earth. Without the priesthood authority, the Church no longer functioned as Christ had established it. Many good people tried to follow the Savior, but their knowledge was incomplete. Without the proper priesthood authority, the ordinances were changed, and many plain and simple truths of the gospel were lost. The prophets in both the Old and New Testament taught that a falling away would occur after the Savior's death. They also taught that the truth would be restored in its fullness in the latter days so that all of God's children could receive the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That restoration began when the young boy Joseph Smith prayed to know which of the many competing churches of his day was the true church of Jesus Christ. In response to his humble prayer, Joseph was told that he would be an instrument in restoring the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. In the years that followed, the Lord's priesthood authority was restored to the earth and the Church of Jesus Christ was restored in its fullness, never to be taken again from the earth. Show more Show less