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Hi I'm Bill Lewis

I'm from the L.A. area and now live in San Diego County. I have five children, and am a research chemist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like most folks, I'm a mixture of different characteristics. I'm an introvert, but learning to be outgoing and friendly. I'm a scientist and business owner, but get my greatest satisfaction from helping people. I'm conservative politically, but appreciate the desires and perspectives of liberals. My eldest son is not active in the LDS church, but we have a great relationship.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I was a child, I've always instinctively been sure that God is real. I believed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had the most logical and complete explanations for what life is about. But it wasn't until adulthood that I experienced the unique spiritual feelings that "Mormons" talked -- and still talk -- so often about. We say that the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost, touches our hearts in a way that dispels doubt, and provides assurance, peace and comfort regarding the doctrines of the church, and an increased desire to live according to the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. I feel that my involvement in the church is helping me to become the better person that I want to be, and brings increasing happiness to me and to my family.

How I live my faith

I enjoy my participation in church activities and the personal practices recommended by the church. One of the services I'm involved in, is to keep in contact with members who are not actively participating, but still want to retain their membership. We have frequent, friendly visits, and I keep them updated with messages from church leaders. To me, this is a way to show acceptance and love as the Savior loves. I enjoy our Sunday meetings, and often feel inspired and happy there. Sometimes I have the chance to present class lessons or talks on gospel subjects. Teaching is a favorite activity of mine. I think it's in my blood, as both my parents were teachers professionally. And teaching or just discussing gospel principles is a great source of pleasure for me. I feel a great love for Jesus Christ, and value his example and teachings.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Bill Lewis
One amazing and wonderful thing about God that "Mormons" believe, is that he is really our Father. He didn't just create us out of nothing, but as Jesus said, God is our Father in Heaven. We each lived with him as a spirit child before being born into this life. We were taught and learned and prepared for our life here. He knows and loves each of us to an awesome degree. But to learn to exercise faith in him in this life, we were caused to forget our relationship with him as we were born here. Now we have the opportunity to re-learn and re-establish that relationship through being taught, by praying to him and by following what he wants us to do in this life. Mormons also believe that God has a physical body, similar to ours, but perfect and glorified. And God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) are three separate individuals, united in purpose and goodness and so forth. We also believe that God has all perfections in character and in power. Although he cannot personally be everywhere at once, his awareness, influence and power are everywhere. Show more Show less