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Hi I'm Tember Harward

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a Christian.

About Me

I'm one of those young people with an old soul. Love clasicism and romanticism. Trail blazing in nature, philosophical and inter-faith discussions, linguistics and genealogical work are some of my many interests and passions. Love life; love my family; love my Saviour.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Latter-day Saint in my youth, but left the Church however due to a few very poor choices I made in my mid teenage years. I wondered in the world for years, indulging in the pleasures and philosophies it has to offer, and eventually forsook the values of my upbringing and became nearly everything I was taught not to be. That lifestyle drove me into a pit of personal misery and depression; a life devoid of meaning, purpose and hope. I know now that complete 'freedom' of action makes one a slave to his lusts and desires. True and ultimate freedom comes through developing self-control and discipline through following the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Living the statutes and principles of His Gospel has brought me indescribable happiness, joy and peace to my life. I know that I am a literal child of my Heavenly Father, and that I have infinite value and potential. I love this Gospel and my Lord with all my heart, and seek every day to serve Him. Through serving Him I know that I can one day return to live with my Father in Heaven and gain all that He has. I want everyone to have the same hope I do in this Gospel!

How I live my faith

Everything I do in my daily life I try to revolve around the Saviour, Jesus Christ and His teachings. I try have my interests and talents reflect His message and Gospel, by omitting those things which are not edifying for things which enrich and stimulate faith, hope and charity. I make sure the things which I watch, listen to and speak reflect how my Saviour lived His life. Of course, I often make mistakes, but just continue to try again and work towards perfecting myself as my Father in Heaven is perfect.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Tember Harward
The Bible is an invaluable set of books and records, and helps us draw closer to our Saviour, just as does the Book of Mormon. They are both crucial witnesses of the divinity and teachings of Jesus Christ, and of His atonement. One without the other is incomplete. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tember Harward
No matter what we do in this life, we will never be clean enough to enter back into the presence of the Father by our own works and deeds. It is only through the infinite atonement and grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that we can return to live with the Father. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Tember Harward
If you seek the truth, do not listen to what anyone else has to say, but learn for yourself by sincerely reading the Book of Mormon and pondering and praying about it, asking the Father in the name of Jesus Christ whether it be true or not. It is through the peace and still, small voice of the Spirit through which you will receive an answer. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Tember Harward
Mormon's are viewed as a cult by some because we do not adhere to the fundamental creeds established by the other Christian churches, such as the Nicene or Athanasian Creeds, and their view of the Godhead. Latter-day Saints are viewed by other Christians just like the early Christians were viewed by the Jews and Romans of the time, which was as a cult, because they strayed from what seemed to them orthodox Judaism. Much like the Pharisees and Sadducees, who viewed orthodoxy through the lens of the rules laid out in the rabbinical law and their interpretation of the Law of Moses, the Christians of today view orthodoxy through the lens of the creeds that were established hundreds of years after the death of Christ under the opinion and counsels of men. Show more Show less