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Hi I'm Warren

I enjoy playing sports. I love candy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Southern Mississippi, but when I was ten we moved out west to be closer to family. We now live in Southern Utah, and I love it. It has been great, I love the weather because it rarely gets cold and doesn't snow much, and I really like being surrounded by other people that share the same values that I have. I love playing sports, my favorites are basketball, baseball, and ultimate frisbee. I also really like to long board and play ping-pong. I love junk food: ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate, and no-bake cookies are just some of my favorites.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were already Mormon, so I have grown up as a member of the church. For a good chunck of my life I went to church and everything because it was just what our family did, and I didn't really think about it past that. When I was in high school the prophet, President Hinckley, asked all the members of the church to read the Book of Mormon over the course of a few months. My family did this together, and afterwards I felt like I should read it again on my own since I never had before. I started reading a few chapters a night before I went to bed, every once in a while when I was reading I would just pause and think for a second, then the thought would come to my mind, "this is the right thing to be doing." After about six months I finished it, then I decided I wanted further confirmation of the Book of Mormon's truthfulness, I prayed and asked God if it were true. Now I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ was restored through Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

For now I live my faith by going around talking to everyone about it, I am a missionary and I love sharing what I know with everyone that I talk to. Other than that I live my faith by always trying to follow Jesus Christ's example. I try my best to live the standards that the church has set up, because I know that they are the things that Christ would do and living this way will lead me to live a happy life.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Warren
We believe and teach that we can only be saved by the grace of God and through the Atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We also believe that we must do our part to be worthy of this gift, Christ has His hand extended towards us ready to lift us up and bring us to live with God again, all we have to reach out and grab it. This is done by doing our best to follow His example, He expects us to do our part by keeping His commandments and always striving to do our best. Once we have done all we can do, then it is left to His grace and mercy, because without it we could not reach any degree of glory. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Warren
For our faith to lead us to salvation it must be centered in Jesus Christ. Faith is one of the most important principles of the gospel, our faith will lead us to do anything else that God commands us. If we do not have faith in Christ as our Savior then we would have no reason to repent, be baptized, and obey His other commandments. In the Book of Mormon we are taught that Christ is the only way, the only path, which can lead to Eternal Life. We also believe in faith as a principle of action. Because we know that Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself to pay for our sins, we must do all that we can to live worthy of that gift. Our faith leads us to repentance and obedience to the commandments of God because we know that these things will bring us closer to Him and we have faith that we will be blessed for our sacrifice. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Warren
In the Book of Mormon we are taught that, “this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors.” One of the most important reasons that our Heavenly Father has sent us here to live on the earth is for us to prepare ourselves to live with Him again. It was essential for us to come here to receive a physical body, and because our mortal body is imperfect, it is a difficult test for us to remain faithful. In this life God wants us to have faith in Him; He always will be ready and willing to embrace us when we come to Him. He is always there, but it is up to us to make sure our relationship with Him develops. While we are here we need to work on our relationship with our Heavenly Father and strive to do His will, if we do this, then, at the end of our lives, we will be prepared to meet God and live with Him for eternity. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Warren
We believe in the bible, as does the rest of the Christian world, because of the powerful testimony that it gives us of Jesus Christ as our Savior. I, personally, love the Bible and I have found much comfort and strength for my testimony through the words of these ancient prophets and apostles. In the Old Testament we are given wonderful prophecies concerning the coming of Christ. Through the symbolism of the Mosaic Law we can more fully understand the significance of Christ’s mission and sacrifice for us. In the New Testament we find a great treasure: pages and pages of teachings straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ Himself. We learn so many lessons through the things that He taught and the stories we are told about His life. In the epistles we can understand the church that Christ set up, Paul and the other apostles wrote much of the church organization and gave another witness to the doctrines that Christ explained. Through the Bible I have come to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and appreciate the word of God as it has been revealed to His chosen representatives. I know that the words written in the Bible were inspired by God and they are scripture written for our benefit (2 Tim. 3:16). Show more Show less