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Hi I'm Randy C. Norton

The glory of God is Intelligence. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Mission Statement: I am a powerful, compassionate, intelligent man. By sharing my gifts, I inspire vision, experience joy, and create brilliance. Mission Quote: My interest is in the future because Im going to spend the rest of my life there. --Charles F. Kettering Mission Adjectives: Intelligenic. Observational. Perceptive. Reflective.

Why I am a Mormon

Now these mysteries are not yet fully made known unto me; therefore I shall forbear (Alma 37:11).

How I live my faith

By loving others and being authentic to myself, I may be an additional source of light and truth.

What is faith?

Randy C. Norton
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel (Article of Faith 1:4). By faith, miracles are wrought, angels appear, the gifts of the Spirit are given, prayers are answered, and men become the sons of God (see Moroni 7:25–26, 36–37). Marriam-Webster’s Dictrionairy: FAITH: 1 a : allegiance to duty or a person : LOYALTY b (1) : fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions; 2 a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust. The Hebrew word for faith is אמונה (emuna) and is an action oriented word meaning "support". This is important because the Western concept of faith places the action on the one you have faith in, such as "faith in God". But, the Hebrew word אמונה places the action on the one who "supports God". It is not a knowing that God will act, but rather I will do what I can to support God. This idea of support for the word emunah can be seen in the Bible (Exodus 17:12). What comes first, faith or knowledge? Answer: Faith is the child of knowledge. Faith is reserved for those only who first have knowledge; there neither is nor can be any faith until there is knowledge. No one can have faith in a God of whom he knows nothing. Faith is founded on truth. [They] exert themselves in the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, and intelligence because they believe they can obtain them (Lectures of Faith 1:10-13). Show more Show less