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Hi I'm Samuel Castor

I'm a Mormon. I love to write.

About Me

I am a happy husband, pleased and proud father of three, shotgun enthusiast, that loves seeing things as they really are and dwelling on the things that matter most. I am a reformed litigator, refining my focus as a transactional attorney for the most amazing technology company in Vegas: www.switchlv.com. I find enthusiasm in learning and sharing truth.

Why I am a Mormon

I strive to be a Latter-day Saint, because I want to obey Christ's commandment in Matthew 5:48 to be "perfect" and to know Him, because in knowing him I will have eternal life (John 17:3). Perfection and eternal life come in knowing Christ and doing His will. This church is Christ's church, as he established it in Jerusalem, and I know Christ is at its head, that through its teachings I can come to know Him, and that He will help me be more like Him.

How I live my faith

I am the Ward Mission Leader and teach gospel principles and missionary discussions whenever I can.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Samuel Castor
Throughout time, God has given His servants, the prophets, the authority to act in His name. This authority is called the priesthood. Jesus Christ gave the priesthood to His original Twelve Apostles by ordination (see John 15:16), and they directed the work of His Church after Jesus ascended to heaven. But after the Apostles were killed, the priesthood gradually disappeared from the earth. Just like you need a driver's license to drive a car, even if you know how to physically operate a car, you need authority from God to baptism someone in his Christ's name. Even Christ went to John the Baptist for his baptism. Without authority, the act is unauthorized and without affect. Show more Show less