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Hi I'm Rob Pullis

I was raised in a Protestant church and became a member of the LDS Church later as an adult. I am an attorney and a pilot.

About Me

I was a commercial airline pilot until I was laid-off in 1994. I then went to law school and have been practicing law ever since. I married my High School sweetheart at age 20 while in college. My wife and I were raised in the Methodist church and joined the LDS church as adults. My wife has a PhD and teaches nursing at a major university. We love being in the church and going to the temple as often as we can! We love our Savior and hope you learn more about Christ through study and personal prayer, like we did.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always a beliver in Christ. Later in life, I wanted to know if there was one church that really "got it right" and had the fullness of authority to marry, baptise, etc. I would read my Bible and wonder who the "other sheep" were that Jesus referred to in John 10:16. I knew an LDS family growing up and I knew they were devoutly Christian, but growing up I never asked them about their beliefs. Later, I sought out some missionaries and they answered my questions (and I had a ton of them!). I had read awful things about "Mormons" but I knew from experience from knowing an LDS family that the weird stuff was just untrue. I love to read so I would read my favorite books in the New Testament and I would note how I felt in my heart. I did not doubt the stories and teachings about Jesus were true. I then read the Book of Mormon and had the same - if not a bit stronger -- feeling that that book was a secont testament of Christ's divinity. There are many wonderful books but there is a unique and special feeling when you read scripture. Just as when I would read the Bible, I knew in my heart that the Book of Mormon was scripture as well.

How I live my faith

I try my best to live every day in a way Christ would be proud of me. I try to "feed his sheep" with kindness, charity, and sharing the gospel. I love serving in the church too! I have taught Sunday School, taught and lead in our Priesthood quorums (the men's group), taught 3 year-olds (don't forget the snacks!), and been a local employment specialist (helping members and non-members alike who need work). My wife and I love to go to one of our many temples as often as we can to recharge our batteries so to speak.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Rob Pullis
No! While there is a special place in our hearts for Joseph Smith like there is for Abraham, Moses, Isaiah or the Apostles in the New Testament, we do not worship him. We worship God, our Eternal Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Like Moses and other prophets whom God dealt with, we believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ both appeared to Joseph Smith calling him to be a prophet and through whom Christ restored His church upon the earth. We believe from the time Joseph Smith was called by God to be a prophet, that other men have been called to that position and that there is a prophet on the earth today (the President of the church is our prophet, together with his two assistants and 12 Apostles, all "prophets, seers, and revelators). A more complete answer may be found from the words of a recent prophet, President Gordon B. Hinkley, who said (before he died): “We do not worship [Joseph Smith] the Prophet. We worship God our Eternal Father and the risen Lord Jesus Christ. But we acknowledge the Prophet; we proclaim him; we respect him; we reverence him as an instrument in the hands of the Almighty in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised in the affairs of His Church and for the blessing of His people” [Ensign (our church magazine), Dec 2005, pp. 2–6). While we love prophets who speak of Christ, we don't worship them. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Rob Pullis
We live a modern lifestyle in almost every possible way. We wear regular clothes, use computers, cell phones, and enjoy a good football game on TV (or at the stadium if you are lucky enough to live near one). We work, go to college, serve in the military, and have nearly every job one can imagine. I have gone to church with folks who work at NASA, practice law or medicine, and who teach or drive 18-wheelers across the country. We love our families, and love living a clean Christian life. One reason we are here in this life is to "have joy" (Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 2:25). Our Heavenly Father's plan for us is for our happiness and for us to learn to have faith in Jesus Christ, His Son, and to learn to keep His commandments (Proverbs 29:18). As we learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, we gain the freedom of knowing that we can return to Heavenly Father and Christ and that when our mortal bodies die, our spirits will go to a wonderful place prepared for us. Meanwhile, we enjoy living life to its fullest here in mortality! Show more Show less