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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in the mountains of California where I eventually went on my mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint and I am serving in the Idaho Boise mission. My personal hobbies are art where I love to draw and be with my family. I love my mother and sister so much where before my mission we took care of each other. I had taken a year or a little more of college before I got the opportunity from my grandparents to take up a call from God to share the gospel to those that would hear.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the true doctrine of the gosple of Jesus Christ was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that with out it I wouldn't have experienced the fullness of my Father in Heavens love. Every time I read the Book of Mormon I feel comfort from the Holy Ghost who teaches and testifies to me of the truth to my heart.

How I live my faith

I live it at this time as a Missionary and there is no greater way that a young man or woman can server our Father in Heaven then by teaching his Gospel.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Chris
Women don't need to hold the Priesthood. The Priesthood is a responsibility given by God. Women have responsibilities from God as well and that is to the taking care and nurturing of they're family, which is called Womanhood. The Priesthood is the responsibility from God to man to bless others and act in the name of God by performing ordinances of the Gospel. God would be unjust if He gave one gender all the responsibility and if God would be unjust by doing so then he wouldn't be a God. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Chris
Tithing is a commandment in the ten commandments. This is why we donate 10% of our total increase. To relieve any confusion we donate money. You are suppose to give tithes to Christ's Church not to a church where that money goes to paying clergy for that is wrong. If you want to more easily look for Christ's church then look to where that money goes that your paying tithing to and if it goes to anything else other then the building up of Gods kingdom on earth then that church is a false church of God for they are sinning by pocketing that money. Its not they're money its God's money. A true advocate of God does not want money for helping God with His work. A true Advocate of God will do everything within his power to Serve God with out anything in return. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Chris
Eternal Life and Immortality are both in the scriptures and they both mean two separate things. Immortality comes when we are Resurrected and this means we will live forever in a perfect body that will not get sick or have pain of any kind, everything will be restored to its proper and perfect frame meaning if, for example, we had no arm in this life we will then have an arm when we are Resurrected. Again Immortality only means we will live forever. Within Heaven there are three different degrees of kingdoms of glory. The Lowest kingdom,Telestial, is where the wicked will go, The reason they gain some glory is because they chose in the pre-mortal life Jesus Christ's implementation of Heavenly Fathers plan instead of Satan's. The middle kingdom, Terrestrial, are filled with noble men and woman who did not endure to the end in life to follow Christ but were good people they go here. The Highest Kingdom, Celestial, is where all who have endured to the end following Christ go and these are the people who have eternal life. understanding this is crucial in order to understand the differences between Eternal Life and Immortality. The Celestial kingdom is the only place where people will be able to progress after this life for all eternity and this is what is meant by eternal life. While the other two lower kingdoms will progress to a point then stop and they will be stuck with out any more progression for all eternity and this is what is meant by being damned in the scriptures. Show more Show less

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

Chris
To understand the Atonement we must first understand that there are Laws in Heaven and then we must understand what happened to our first parents, Adam and Eve, in which what they did was disobey Gods commandments by partaking of the fruit. When they did this they sinned for the first time and that's when they first understood what the difference between good and evil were. By Sinning they couldn't be anywhere near God so they were cast out of the garden of Eden. God had prepared for this to happen by already providing Jesus Christ as our Savior to counter act this fall of Adam and Eve. Now we have the opportunity to return to God, who is our Heavenly Father, by using the Atonement in our lives constantly even unto exhaustion. To use the Atonement means to take up the ability to repent of our wrongs, which do cause us guilt, and live more Christlike every day doing as He would do. We are saved by the grace of Christ after all that we can do in this life to live according to His standards. Christ will not save us by His grace if all we do is accepted him and then do nothing. We show our faith in Him by our works. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Chris
Christ has Grace to save you after this life only after all that you can do in this life to endure by upholding Jesus Christ by your actions, Thoughts, and Intents.We cannot be saved in this life by His grace if we do nothing in this life that show by our works that we are truly intently willing to Obey everything he has asked for us to do. Also we are never going to be perfect so as long as we are always anxiously engaged in good causes and complete His ordinances then we qualify for his grace to save us. If we constantly follow His commandments and always strive honestly to do what is right then Jesus's Atonement makes up the rest for us and this is what is meant by His Grace. Do not take any of this out of context but take it as a whole just the same as you understand the scriptures you should always take it as a whole and never just use one scripture to sum up everything that is needed for they all say something important and we must see the bigger picture rather than a piece of it. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Chris
There are no race or color restrictions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. God is a loving Heavenly Father and he wants all of this children to be equal. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Chris
I'm a missionary you can ask me. But its actually best to have a friend who is in the church who can answer all your questions and then if you are interested in joining the church you have a friend you can go with and then after that it would be getting to know the missionaries who will also let you know all things concerning the church. But please don't waste the missionaries time by calling for them and then just keep giving them excuses that is wrong for they have many people who are joining the church and learning about Jesus Christ that they need to teach and if you are just going to wasting they're time then please know that you are hindering the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and that is a great sin against God. Otherwise do call us to satisfy your curiosities and interests about God and His church. For God's Church will not be a church of man which means that it will be a different church. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Chris
Its the easiest way for Satan to stir up people against the true church of God. Satan will always fight most against the Church that is true rather than the others which have partial truths. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Chris
Yes its true. Jesus even said he would in the Bible when he said "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be cone fold, and one shepherd." that was John 10:16. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Chris
The Mobs back during the Church's time of restoration killed off alot of the men who were protecting they're families and because also back then women were not allowed to have any land unless they were married that meant that the women back then were left homeless and so God allowed for a time for certain men to be called to marry another women to support her and her family so that they would not be homeless. God takes care of his children. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Chris
No that is not Christlike. We are to serve one another as fellow human beings. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Chris
We need a savior so we can have the Atonement and so we can have repentance and every other crucial thing associated with saving God's children. Else if we did not have a Savior then we would be eternally lost and God would cease to be God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Chris
Yes. It's in our name The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. We believe he is the only name by which we can be saved and he will be the only one by which we can be saved. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Chris
We do celebrate holidays. For church we dress as though we are going to meet Him, which is God. This means you dress to your best that is modest, clean, neat, respectful, and reverent. Anything else is inappropriate and will not invite the spirit of God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Chris
It is a commandment to be baptized and to fulfill all righteousness like Jesus did then we must be baptized and He was perfect when He was baptized that means we have even more of a need to be baptized since we are not perfect. But also remember that Jesus went to one who held authority to baptize Him and that was John the Baptist. Jesus Even walked a long ways to John, who was worthy of this authority he had, to be baptized. So if you are going to get baptized then make sure to ask the one baptizing you to show you his line of authority that shows that he got his authority from Christ and I will guarantee that anyone of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can do that. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Chris
We should have faith on the Lord Jesus Christ and his Atonement. Doing this is learning to believe in something that is true but cant see. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Chris
No. Besides the fact that Prophets of old had many wives the Lord does want us to have one wife unless he commands otherwise. Such as, for example, early in Church history it was necessary to take care of the widows by providing them with a husband because woman could not by law own land during that time so for God to take care of his daughters He provided for them to have a husband so that they could have a house and not live out in the cold. These woman were widows because many of they're husbands would die defending they're families from evil mobs as they're woman and children would run away to somewhere safe. Many are confused by this because they do not know the history of what happened in the past. This is God's wisdom, do not question it but try to understand it with an open heart and He will reveal the truth to you. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Chris
Tithing is used to pay for the building up of Temples, maintaining facilities, utilities, building chapels, resources for the buildings such as books and other used items, also Tithing is used to help fund the missionary program for those who don't have the money to go on a mission. The most interesting thing is that all our people in the church are not paid, we have no paid ministry, all of it is volunteer. Considering how large the church is, that's amazing. No normal person could have come up with such a thing to trust all the works of Jesus in the hands of people who volunteer unless this church was surely of God and guided by God for no one would do this of they're own free will unless it were true and they had a driving force from God to do so. Consider the immensities in all that the Church does. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Chris
Faith is believing in something that is true but you cant see it. The key thing is it must be true. When we have faith in Jesus Christ then we trust him and we have confidence in him. When we grow faith we build character. Our attributes then become more Christ like. This is the sum of our character. When Paul said that he had kept the faith he was not only referring to the continual change of heart to be more like Jesus Christ but that he continued to believe, and no doubts or fears ever brought him down to take him from believing in Jesus Christ the Son of God no matter how many were upon him. This is a firm belief, this is faith. Anything and everything that is good is of God and God testifies of good. Good is just and true things. Christlike is embodies everything that is good. Nothing evil, bad, is of God in anyway. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Chris
Yes. Our Purpose in this life is to receive a body like our Father in Heaven and then to go through trials in this life as we prepare to meet God our Father again by taking up all the ordinances that He has prepare for us such as baptism and temple ordinances. We are also to have a family and learn to choose good over evil. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Chris
Abortion is the killing of an innocent life and it is an act of evil. Even in cases of evil where rape is performed then you must council with your Priesthood leader and then ask of God if it is something you should do. I will tell you that most generally God will give the feeling of no in your heart. The child then can be adopted out, so lets not kill a life. Let them live. Show more Show less