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Hi I'm Shawn Squires

My father was in the US Navy. I like to cook, play video games, and read. I am the oldest of four. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Well, i am a 24 years old. I love to read and play video games and watch movies. But i love doing those with my friends and family the most. I have lived all over the west coast. Being a "Navy brat" kinda makes that obvious. But i have forged realationships where ever i lived. My last job was working in a grocery store bakery.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my mother was a member and my father was not. We always went to church and eventualy my father was baptized. Then years later he baptized me when it was time. However i was not always a strong member of the church. I quit going to church and activities for a while and i never read the scriptures. But i always held that the teachings of the gospel were correct and The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints was the only true church on earth. It is Christ's church. And the Atonement he experienced for us was only done out of Charity, the pure love of Christ so that we all can get back to live with our Heavenly Father and Christ in eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. I love teaching people about the gospel and i as close to gospel standards as i can. Faith leads to action. If you just believe in somthing it is somehow less than having faith in something in my opinion.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Shawn Squires
One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic or Protestant churches, it is seen by some as “unorthodox.” For example, the LDS definition of the Godhead differs from the Nicene Creed accepted by most Catholic or Protestant churches. The “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. However, sometimes it’s simply a matter of characterization that has grown up over time by the lack of understanding. Such misunderstandings often vanish when people begin to realize the commonality of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really teaches and believes. That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world whom we love and worship. When people begin to see and recognize these things about Mormons, then their opinion of the Church usually changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding. People feat what they do not understand. Show more Show less