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Hi I'm Remington

I'm a Writer, DND and Video Gamer. Fan of the worlds of science and magic, and I'm a Latter Day Saint (AKA Mormon)

About Me

I'm a six foot seven teddy bear according to all of my friends. And no I didn't play much basketball or other sports. But give me a rifle or shotgun and a target and I'll have a blast. And as I've looked around the world and built a testimony in the church I've come to more and more appreciate the world, so no TV channels for me. I enjoy reading as one of the great things to do, give me a Fantasy or Sci-fi book and a few days if not much going on and I'll have it done. Then you have video games, RPG and Strategy games and I'll be lost for a few days of enjoyment. Then there's DND, and on that, the game is about creating a world, a story for that world, and the characters to play it out with dice causing random chance. *Mutters* Seriously how hard is that to get right? And I write, mostly low level stuff but thanks to my good friend Samuel I've built in confidence and understanding on writing so I'm trying to branch into a more serious writer. I hope to one day bring delight to the people that read my stories, even if it is only the children I plan to have in the future. Yes, I play on having kids, I do go to social functions people. So overall, I'm relatively weird but I'm okay with that because I enjoy myself and find the people that also enjoy my weirdness. We'll just hook up the Computers or Game Consoles and play some Halo or Starcraft. Basically whatever works for me and my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My entire family is in the church, and I've been a part of that culture for my entire life. But I can freely say I wasn't really a Latter Day Saint (Mormon) I just did it because it was the thing to do. Especially when I was in High-school then went out to college, I had a hard time understanding why it was important to follow the Commandments and Standards of the Church, and I really started looking for the reason I existed and what comes after I die. So, I asked God because I had been told that praying get's you answers. And, well, it was worth a shot. It wasn't easy, I didn't get a voice of thunder or struck by a lightning bolt but I felt the impression to start really thinking about it. Why do I believe what I believe, and I started looking into the Church, asking family and friends and they all told me to read the Book of Mormon.. So I read parts of the Book of Mormon and ran into The Plan of Salvation. From there... I know I will live with my family after this life and for all eternity as I follow the example of Jesus Christ and become his disciple. The Book of Mormon is a true testament of Jesus Christ and God will answer your prayers when you ask with a sincere heart and real intent. Meaning, you're really trying to find out if this book is true and you're really going to change from the answer. Read the Book of Mormon completely, repeatedly and a little every day. Praying about it and seeking answers and you'll see why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

First things first, I read the Scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon, ect) I pray morning and night, and throughout the day when I'm remembering to do it. And I attend Church every week. And I serve where I can, be it a simple things like shoveling walks, opening doors and things like that or helping to move massive amounts of boxes and things for welfare and relief efforts for the needy. Basically I just try and follow the example of Jesus Christ who was always serving people full time. Is it easy, nope. I also follow the Standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that a lot of people find pretty crazy so I get made fun of quite a bit (more so than me playing DND and such...) but I'm a lot happier because of those standards, I don't have regrets on the massive destroy your whole world scale, just on the did not complete Eagle Scouting scale (still sucks, self control only hurts ounces) So I'll keep following those standards thank you very much.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Remington
All worthy male and female members of the Church of Jesus Christ are encouraged to serve our Lord on a mission. However, it is their choice to decide to do this. We do not force service or condemn those that choose not to serve. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Remington
I lived on a farm, so I wasn't as surrounded by the creations of man at first, and I've watched trees and plants just seem to grow out of nothing. A seed makes such interesting changes as it grows and yet it follows a blueprint. There isn't anything random about it's growth, it goes from point A to point B in it's life, no random things that happen that confuse it's purpose. I also look at my body, it's made up of all sorts of chemicals and compounds and different materials but no one can explain how life evolved from rock, to a life form that can sit and look up at the sky wondering if there even is a God. It makes no sense to me how life could make that jump from matter to life without some guiding hand, some Divine intelligence guiding it's existence. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Remington
We do not. 2 Nephi 25:26- And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the Restoration, he was called in his teens to be a mouthpiece for the will of God, and after he had been prepared accordingly he was able to translate "The Book of Mormon" another Testament of Jesus Christ. We respect this man, and his calling as a Prophet, but we do not worship a man. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Remington
The Bible is the word of God as it came from the Jews and is true scripture, however we believe that it has, over the years of what we call The Great Apostasy, had plain and precious truths of the Gospel removed or mistranslated. It is indeed sacred scripture, but it has been corrupted by men and is missing the fulness of the Gospel that is necessary for men to know. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Remington
Talking to him through prayer is the first step. Like a letter you start with the person you're adressing, Dear Heavenly Father. Then you have all that your thankful for. "Thanks for my health, family, other good things, ect." Ask him for help in things you do or are trying to understand. "I don't understand this in the scriptures, please help me understand more." Then we close in the name of Jesus Christ, which is what everything goes through to our Heavenly Father. We also study the scriptures as they contain all the guidance of the Prophets and His Son, Jesus Christ. In the scriptures is the road map to returning to Heavenly Father, Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism by proper authority, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Then Enduring to the End. Finally, we obey all the things we've learned from the Scriptures, Revelation from God to us and from the Prophet alive today. And we will come to the knowledge of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less