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Hi I'm Paul

I'm 17 years old and I currently live in Canada. I just graduated from High School. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm no different from most teenagers out there in the world, dealing with the various difficulties of these 7 years (ages 13-19) we call adolescence. I have just recently graduated from high school and am planning on going on a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as soon as possible. Afterwards, it is my goal to attend a university to study in the Nursing program. I love music, singing, spending time with family and friends whenever I get the opportunity, and living life to the fullest!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been a member of the LDS church ever since I was born. When I was younger, I mainly went to church because it's where my parents went every sunday. I did not have the strongest testimony of the gospel, or even any testimony at all. I only went to church because I HAD to. Throughout many trials, I have learned to rely upon my loving Saviour Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. They have give me so much and provided me with so many blessings. They have provided me with love when I needed love, comfort when I needed comfort, and hope when I needed hope. I know that Christ atoned for my sins and for the sins of the world. I know that this gospel is true and I know that by living it, I can be happier as an individual.

How I live my faith

In my life, I strive to live in a Christ-like manner. I live my faith through unconditional kindness, love, and acceptance. I love to bring joy to the people around me by brightening their days with simple acts of kindness. A wise man, and former apostle, named Joseph B. Wirthlin once said: "faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live. While I may not have any specific calling in the church, it is still my duty to be an example of Jesus Christ at all times, in all things, and in all places.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Paul
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important event in the history of the world. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross for us! He atoned for our sins because he loves us so very much. Though we cannot fully understand how he suffered for our sins, we do know that it did cause Him to feel such pain and agony that he bled from every pore. He suffered all these things that we might not have to suffer as He did if we would repent of our sins, become baptized by the proper authority, receive the Holy Ghost, obey the commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and try our very best to live by His teachings. If we do these things, we can and will return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for all eternity. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Paul
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, was written by a series of ancient prophets. The book begins with the story of Lehi and his family who lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. Him and his family were commanded to leave Jerusalem, enter into the wilderness, and eventually lead a small group of people to the American Continent. They eventually became a great and prosperous civilization. This book is a compilation of the works of the prophets that were called among these people. The prophets recorded stories regarding their history, but its main focus is Jesus Christ and His teachings. They knew about Heavenly Father's plan for us, about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and many other marvellous teachings. This book is a witness of Christ's teachings and a support to the Bible and I would encourage everyone to read it, ponder its teachings, and sincerely pray about to know if it is true and you WILL receive an answer to your prayer. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Paul
Those who practice polygamy are not members of this Church. Those who do practice it and are members are excommunicated, as it violates civil law and the law of the Church. In the past, there have been some people commanded to practice polygamy. For example, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon in the Bible. Additionally, the prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him were commanded to practice polygamy. Though they were challenged by this command, the obeyed God's will. Only those authorized were permitted to practice polygamy. However, in 1890 a revelation was received that Church leaders should cease the practice of plural marriage and it has remained this way ever since. Show more Show less