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Hi I'm Cade

I am a friend, a student, a runner, and a Mormon.

About Me

Making movies, running, and spending time with my family & friends are a few of my favorite things to do. I also like sharing my opinions / beliefs with those around me, watching political arguments on TV, and eating Chinese food. I am a Latter-Day Saint, also known as a Mormon. Whatever you want to call me, I am still a follower of Christ, and no matter what anyone tells me or thinks of me, that will always remain the open truth.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Latter-Day Saints, as well as all of my immediate family. Of course, it has been expected that I attend my church regularly, which I have been doing for all of my life (and hope to continue doing for the rest of it). I have been taught that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that He was sent here long ago to suffer for the sins of all mankind. Additionally, I've learned that the Holy Bible is a true text, and so is the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of our Savior. However, it quickly became clear to me that if I just went through the motions and did whatever my family wanted me to without any real, personal testimony of my church and its teachings, I would never fully understand nor accept the gospel. After praying, studying the scriptures, and asking of God (which I still strive to do regularly), I have been blessed with the knowledge that the values and teachings of my church are true, and that in order to return to my Heavenly Father, I must follow them the best I can. Although my family members are Mormons, they are not the reason that I attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints every Sunday. I do not pretend to believe in my church's doctrine simply because it's what my family believes in, or because it's what they want me to believe in. No; it is because of the personal revelation given to me by the Holy Ghost that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I can't honestly say that I do all the things that my church encourages me to do. Of course, I sin and stray from perfection very often. But I know that with a trust and faith in Jesus Christ, we can fulfill our Heavenly Father's plan for us and be forgiven so that we may eventually receive eternal life. Obviously, I can't simply believe in His plan and think that I'm "good to go" for the rest of my life. There is more to it than that. Each day, I have to strive to be better than I was the last day and work to better do what our Heavenly Father wants me to do. That is, if I want the plan of salvation to fully benefit me. One of the main things I do to "live my faith" is study the scriptures (The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon). I do this for many reasons: to find answers, receive guidelines, read interesting stories, get new perspectives, gain the presence of the Holy Spirit, or sometimes just because I know it's what my Savior and Heavenly Father have asked me to do. In addition to scripture study, I pray to my Father in Heaven many times a day. Without prayer, the Holy Ghost would become much less frequent in my life; grumpiness, pessimism, and spiritual weakness would often dominate my thoughts and actions. Also, I regularly attend church meetings & youth activities, participate in volunteer work, and try to show those around me that I am a true follower of Christ and His teachings.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Cade
No. Joseph Smith founded our church in 1830; we respect him. The ONLY beings worshipped in our church are God the Eternal Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

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

Cade
Yes. From the Bible, we learn that many prophets, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, etc., have helped people through tough or confusing times, bringing them closer to our Savior. We believe it is the same today; a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, gives us the guidance we need in our everyday lives. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Cade
The Book of Mormon is (like the Bible) a testament of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, the Book of Mormon contains the stories of the people who were lead by God to live in the Americas. I have studied and prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I know it's true. Show more Show less