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Hi I'm Aaron

I lived mostly in Indiana & worked with computers for over 25 years. I am a husband, father and grandfather and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a techno-geek. I love science fiction, computers, physics, astronomy, and all that. I also love nature, animals (especially dogs and wolves), hiking and camping. I have two grown sons and 3 grandchildren by my oldest. My wonderful wife has two sons and a daughter and 4 grandchildren by her oldest son. I love family and spending time with them. It's especially hard because some live far away and I don't get to see them much anymore.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found the answers to so many questions that I've had all my life in this church. I have learned that science and religion do work hand in hand. I love the emphasis that the gospel places on family, our relationships to one another, even our relationship to nature. It has truly made me appreciate not only my Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ, but also to appreciate Their love for me. I know that this church is true, that Christ lives and I know of the sacrifice that He has made for me because He loves me. He wants me and my family to return with Him to God and He has made that possible.

How I live my faith

The best way to live my faith is through example and service -- just as our Savior taught us. I help out by assisting others in whatever way I can. I also visit homes with the missionaries to help them teach about the church and to express how I have grown because of the Gospel. Humble service in whatever capacity we can perform is the true love of Christ.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Aaron
The word "cult" is typically given to any religion that is considered to be different. After all, Jesus was considered a cult leader by the Jewish leadership during his ministry. When he first started, Martin Luther was considered to be a cult leader and the Protestant churches were considered to be cults until they became mainstream. Because of misunderstandings, many consider Mormons to be cults in part because they focus on the nickname of Mormon instead of realizing that the true name is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesus Christ is the foundation of the church and the only Savior and Redeemer of the world. It is only by and through Him that we can return to our Father in Heaven. Once you look past inaccurate bad press you'll see that this is not a cult but a Christian church focused on living the principles of His Gospel and serving others in a Christ-like manner and living our lives as He would have us live. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Aaron
This is question I hear sometimes and it really puzzles me that people would believe this. Joseph Smith Jr. was a prophet of God whom we admire, respect, and even revere in the same manner as all other prophets of God for dedication, steadfast faith, and works that have made the church and gospel possible in our lives today. However, we do not worship him for that is reserved for our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith performed many great and wonderful works in his service to our Savior, but it is only through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we will once again return to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less