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Hi I'm Marcus

I love laughing! I love Mormons too... and I am one‼

About Me

I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in Texas with a family of nine. I grew up liking football but converted over to wrestling in my high school years. In high school, I also fell in love with web design, visual communications and science in general. I look forward to collage to wrestle, learn more html, css, javascript coding and other awesome stuff... I'm a nerd ;p.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church with the best parents in the world. While in my early years, my parents prepaired me carefuly; to teach me principles to keep my foundation on the rock of Jesus Christ. As I grew, I knew that I would have to gain a testimony of this Church's truthfulness on my own. I read The Book of Mormon and prayed sincerly to my Father in heaven if this book was true and if He was realy there. I know that I received an answer because I felt the enlarging of my soul and the peace that was beyond my own emotions. If I could describe it best, it was as if light had increased in me and I was happy.

How I live my faith

I'm on a two year mission in Kentucky right now.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Marcus
Baptism. First talk to the representatives of the Church (the missionaries) and they will guide you through the process. What the missionaries have to offer will improve the quality of life, a source to eternal progression and everlasting happiness. Show more Show less

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

Marcus
Yes. Yes. We also believe that Jesus Christ completed and fulfilled prophecies of His coming and His Atonement for all. The Atonement of Jesus Christ was an act of love. This act of love was preformed from His suffering alone and drinking of 'the bitter cup' in the Garden of Gethsemane and even all the way through His suffering on the Cross of Calvary. All this He has done for us all, that we may be saved by obedience to His laws and ordinances (or promises, His way). Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Marcus
No. Though it is strongly encouraged and is a tradition among the Mormons or, you can call it, Christ true church, that is restored back on the earth. Even Christ’s early church had missionaries (His disciples and Apostles) that preached His gospel to others. Sadly, Jesus' Apostles died off and the authority to move His missionary work ceased. Be believe that God needed a restoration of His church with His original authority, inwhich there was and still is a restoration. Missionary work is still working in Christ church today. With the purpose to preach and administer His gospel with His restored authority that is back on the earth (that authority is called the Priesthood). Missionaries go out from the age of 18 to 25 to serve for 18 to 24 months. There are also senior missionaries too. Show more Show less

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

Marcus
There are members everywhere in the world. If you know one, talk to them and ask them the questions you have. Talk to them about this website. If you do not know anyone who are members, call 1-888-537-6600 (in US and Canada only) or use the following form on the web page to arrange for representatives of our church to visit with you: https://mormonorg.lds.org/missionaries Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Marcus
The Book of Mormon is another record and testiment of Jesus Christ. This record was recorded on the American continant and also contains the history of the ancient American indians, the indians that were here on the American continant before Columbus crossed the Antlantic Ocean. There is a promise in The Book of Mormon that if you were to read it and pray to know if it is true, the Holy Ghost will testify of it’s truthfulness to you. Try it out! Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Marcus
Temples are used to learn and make additional promises with God, like the symbolism and promises made at baptism. In temples we receive that additional accountability and guidance while we pay attention to the abundance of the Spirit there and accept the promises we make. These promises can give us great blessings such as binding families together forever and looking towards eternal life with endless peace and happiness. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Marcus
Let your voice be heard and stop looking at it. Here's a poem: "All the waters in the world, no matter how hard it tried, couldn't sink the smallest ship, unless it got inside. All the evils in the world, the blackest kind of sin, couldn't hurt you the lest bit, unless you let it in" (hopefully I can get the author of this poem on here some time soon...). Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Marcus
The Gift of the Holy Ghost is one of the best gifts one can receive in this life. The Holy Ghost can send you strans of intellegence sent from heaven, give a burning testimony of truth, and give the influence of love and peace. The Gift of the Holy Ghost can also give you additional "Gifts of the Spirit". Which can benefit you personally, your family, the church and others. Gifts of the Spirit can be the gift of tongues, the gift of interpretation of tongues, the gift of healing and the faith of being healed, and so on... These gifts come from Jesus Christ through the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Marcus
Our message is tailored to everyone with a Christian background and is a message that should unite all Christians out there! The biggest thing I see, as a missionary for the church, is that before you become a member and are baptized, you have to exercise the first principles: faith in Jesus Christ and repentance; or in other words, the opportunity to change. Faith in Jesus Christ equals that desire and hope that it's possible to change from a low-life, street guttering, nightmare into a royal, beautiful, creature of God. Repentance equals the act of changing from something 'low' to something 'higher'. Repentance is making a U-turn on the long road back to our Father in Heaven. We will not be able to make it back to our Father, in complete happiness, on our own. We will be required to have the assistance of Jesus Christ because of the Atonement, what He has done for us on the cross of Calvary. This is the essence of what we teach and we know it can change your life as well. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Marcus
This is the Church of Jesus Christ, in other words, this is Jesus Christ's church. Jesus Christ chooses who He wants to be the steward of His kingdom on the earth. It is He who chooses the Prophets and Presidents of His church. In the process of choosing the president of the church, the other prophets (the Twelve Apostles) prayerfully chooses who the next president of the church and who will be called as another prophet to fill the vacancy in the quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Knowing if prophets are really on the earth comes from reading the Book of Mormon. Get a copy of the Book of Mormon from another member of the church, one of our missionaries and/or on this site. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Marcus
Yes. The power of God is on the earth man! Miracles still happen or else "God would be a changable God." But He's not a changable God. He's the same today, yesterday and tomorrow and forever! Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Marcus
Temples are so awesome!! They are not from this world. In fact, they're God's houses. So it makes since that they aren't from this world. It's a place designed to help His children come back home and to be sealed together as an eternal happy family. This is a sacred gift to His children and wants to makes sure that those that can be trusted, worthy and willing to go into His house to make additional promises. For if His children make these promises and do not keep them, "it would have been better for (them) if (they) had not known (Him)." Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Marcus
In symbolism, would you take a traffic ticket from an icecream man?? Well duh you wouldn't! He never had the authority to pull you over in the middle of traffic in the first place! That authority comes from the promission from the goverment. To get authority from Jesus Christ to baptize in His name you need to have His promission in the first place to baptize in His church. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Marcus
Modesty can effect the people around you. That leads to chasity. People also talk about what they see. So modesty, chasity and language can be related in demonstrating the measure of your virtue. Virtue is pretty much your thoughts and actions when no one is around. The more clean and pure your virtue is, the more the Spirit of God will be in your life. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Marcus
It's the Lord's law of health for today. Just like there is the law of Moses for the Jews, God wants us to with hold from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, illegal drugs and harmful or addictive substances. He does want us to partake of fruits, grains, veggies, ... it's pretty much the FDA food pyramid before it existed. Show more Show less

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

Marcus
Yes, read about it in 3 Nephi chapter 11 on page 427 of The Book of Mormon. You can read it via the web @ https://www.lds.org or obtain a copy by requesting the missionaries of our church via the web @ https://mormonorg.lds.org/missionaries Show more Show less