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Hi I'm Jacob (Jacobugoth) Smithson

I'm an only child, a collector, a memorizer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served a mission in the Montana Billings Mission. My favorite scriptures are Moses 6:32 and 1 Nephi 21:26. I love my family, I am an only child, but I have three step sisters and a step brother. My parents are divorced, and my father remarried. My mother is a genealogist and I am so proud of my ancestral heritage. Bill Longley was my third great uncle. And "Tomahawk" Hannah Dustin was a something great aunt or grandmother of mine. Then there is also Philemon Merril who is a fourth or fifth great grandfather of mine that was friends with Joseph Smith Jr.and served in the Mormon Battalion. I have so much to be thankful for. Some of my hobbies include: racquetball, frizbi, hiking, being one with nature, memorizing stuff with mnemonics, playing computer and some video games (including Halo, Ascendancy, GTA San Andreas, Warlords 3, Warcraft 3, Starcraft, and occasionally Runscape and Wizards 101), collecting cards, stamps, coins, movies, and monsters. My monster collection I call Monsterology. I dropped out of high school after my softmore year, and then jumped strait into college at Yavapai. My first semester I had about four classes and I received A's in all of them. I have taken about two years, slowly, so I am only half way through my associates degree in Art. All four semesters I took a ballroom dancing class.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the faith of this church. But I am a member today, not because my parents, friends, and mentors tell me to, but because I have found out for myself that this is the true gosple. That Christ came down and paid for my sins, and that if I but trust in him, I can give up my sins and return to my father in heaven. I also know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that he did restore the fullness of the gosple here on the earth.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend all three meetings. I also try to get my home teaching done every month. I show up to Institute. I am in a Young Single Adult(YSA) branch, and I usually go to their activities.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jacob (Jacobugoth) Smithson
Joseph Smith Jr. an unlearned young man was the founder of Mormonism. He was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the instrument in God's hands to translate a record of God's dealings with His children upon the American continent. He was the one who organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, and was the person on earth, called by God to be a Prophet and to lead the "saints" or the followers of Christ in these last days. He was just a man, like many of us, who had a question, "which church is true?". So he prayed, and asked his Father in Heaven, his God, and the One who knows all things. His prayer was answered, and he was told by Jesus Christ himself that the church that He established was no longer upon the earth. The priesthood authority of God or the power to act in God's name, was not found upon the earth. It had to be restored. Like a computer with a virus heavily infecting it's system, it could not be debugged, it had to be reinstalled. I know that the same church that Christ organized is again upon the earth, with apostles and prophets being lead by direct revelation from God, all in accord with the promised organization found in Ephesians 4:11-14. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jacob (Jacobugoth) Smithson
I know that there are countless people who have lived, are living now, and will live who have and will not enjoy the opportunity of hearing Christ's gospel, and knowing their Savior while in this mortal life. Baptism is an ordinance, a part and reason for this mortal existence and our having a body, that allows us to return to our Father in Heaven. It is a necessary thing. That is why Christ, being perfect, not needing a remission of sins, still needed to be baptized. These proxy baptisms are not forcing people to become members of our church because they are no longer alive to tell us no. It is allowing them the opportunity to have something necessary to live with their Father again, should they choose to accept it. They still have choice and agency, even though they are in the night were in no labor can be performed (Alma 34:33-34). God is merciful, and loves us, why would he want to only save a few of us. He wants to save as many was will accept His Son and come unto Him. Show more Show less