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Hi I'm Johnny Jennings

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a computer programmer. I love to analyze a task and to break it down into an algorithm -- then to convert the algorithm into a programming language. The more complicated the task is, the more interesting it is to develop the algorithm and write the code. I was educated as a scientist. I view science the search to discover the laws that God has ordained to govern the behavior of the physical universe. The scientists who were my professors at Brigham Young University were all persons of great faith in Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I will never forget when my cosmology professor shared his witness with the class that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me to believe in God and to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our Savior. Even before we joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I read some of the literature that the missionaries left with my parents, and it increased my faith in Christ. Over the years my participation in the Church has caused my faith in Christ to grow to an unshakeable conviction that he is the Son of God, and that he lives, and that he offers forgiveness of our sins -- and peace of mind.

How I live my faith

The Church is mostly run by the members. I teach in church once a month. At first it was a challenge for me, but it seems like the Holy Ghost has helped me to know what to say to my brothers and to witness to them of vital truths concerning Christ and his gospel. This experience has inspired me to try to be a better person.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Johnny Jennings
We believe that the grace of God -- made possible by the atonement of Jesus Christ -- is necessary for anyone to dwell with God in the eternities. Because of Heavenly Father's love for all of his children, this grace is offered to all mankind, on conditions of faith in Christ, repentance of sin, baptism, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. The grace of God offers the sinner forgiveness of sins, peace of conscience, happiness, eternal joy, and eventually a dwelling place with Heavenly Father and Christ. It is grace because it is a better gift than any of us deserve, but grace is not unconditional -- there must be genuine repentance. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Johnny Jennings
Mormons do NOT worship Joseph Smith. We worship God the Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. Mormons pray to God Our Heavenly Father in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We regard Joseph Smith as a prophet, like the prophets in the Bible, Daniel, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc., and like the apostles Peter, James, John, Paul, and so forth. Like those men, Joseph Smith received revelations from God and taught the people of his day the things he learned from God. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, which repeatedly and forcefully testifies of Christ, and helps us to understand the nature of Christ's atonement. He remained faithful to the truths that God revealed to him. For this and other reasons we are deeply grateful to him, but we do not worship him. Show more Show less