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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a faithful husband, I'm a proud father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Spencer. I grew up in the Salt Lake Valley. I went to school at Brigham Young University. I served as a full-time missionary in Los Angeles, California. I married my high school sweetheart and have a little baby boy.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I have chosen to pursue this Gospel is all due to the simple facts and figures that are presented with it. If happiness is what God truly intends for us, you'd think he'd provide the means whereby we may be able to discover it and grasp it for ourselves. It is my individual testimony that discovering this happiness, peace, and assurance that we all lack at times, comes through diligent seeking. It is also my personal witness that grasping such blessings comes through obedience to all that God commands of us. If it is happiness that we want, what are we doing to seek it? What are we doing to be deserving of it? The simple truth of love and mercy answers these questions. I seek after these things because I know our Heavenly Father loves us enough to make it possible for us to find it. We can feel deserving of it because of the sacrifices He has made by sending His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ to atone for all losses, all heartache, all mistakes, and all sin with the intent to save all. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love Him."-1Cor. 2:9 "Why am I a Mormon?" I know that Joseph Smith was one of those who were willing seek for truth. Through him the complete Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored back to the earth. Along with these restored prinicples came the divine authority of the priesthood to perform all the proper and necessary ordinances for salvation. Yes, a just God still demands exact obedience but would also provide the way for us to - like I said - discover and grasp for ourselves. It is that intervention that proves His mercy. He is in the every detail. I so testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is perfect and the Gospel anchored in it is true.

How I live my faith

"If you want to talk to God, pray. If you want God to talk to you, search His scriptures." It is my personal (1) study, (2) understanding, and (3) application of the scriptures that explains both why I am a Mormon and how I live the Gospel. "For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the throughts and intents of his heart?"-Mosiah 5:13 Study. I have come to understand and develop a better relationship with my Heavenly Father through searching the scriptures diligently. Christ commanded us to "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."-John 5:39. Why must we search the things which testify of Jesus Christ? "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, who thou hast sent."-John 17:3 Understanding. The prophecies and principles found in the Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price are given to us for the specific purpose of giving us place in mortality and potential in eternity. They "will tell us all things what we should do...If ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock."-2 Ne. 32:3-4. Understanding what is taught in these scriptures is hopeless without prayer. Application. At this time I am serving a full-time mission in California. I have been ordained as a representative of Jesus Christ and His Church. It is my calling to tesify of these things. With such a calling I would not be able to teach the things without my own personal application. "Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men."-D&C 11:21 It was a challenge given to me: to read, ponder, and pray. Sincere scripture study was how I began to live my faith. It's how I will continue to live it.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Spencer
Are we to worship him? What's the commandment: Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. We believe in God the Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and it is they in which we worship only. To worship Joseph Smith is as absurd as to worship Adam, Abraham, Moses, Noah, Isaiah, etc. Were they good men? Yes. Were they given a divine calling? Yes. The divine call given to the prophets of old and the prophets today are to testify that Jesus is the Christ. It is their purpose as prophets to give the glory to God. That is exactly what Joseph Smith did. Let me just make this clear in case it wasn't caught earlier: we (the Mormons) do not worship Joseph Smith or Mormon. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Spencer
God's work and His glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. It is only through the Great Mediator, Jesus Christ that we will ever be able to return back into the presence of our Heavenly Father and reap the blessings He is so willing to give to us. These blessings come by overcoming both physical and spiritual death. Physical death passes upon all men. It is a necessary, transitional step taken to reach immortality. In order for God's plan to remain perfect, there must needs be a resurrection and a resurrection for all men. Just as our physical lives are temporal, so are our physical deaths. Why do we need a Savior? It is only through the goodness of God that He has provided a Savior, a way for us to conquer the grave. More glorious than the gift of immortality, we are given the potential to achieve eternal life. Similar to physical death, spiritual death comes to all men and is impossible to avoid. As imperfect as we are, we can, however, return in our immortality pure. Eternal life, as explained in the scriptures, taught by prophets, and clearly manifested to all of us by the power of the Holy Ghost, comes by way of obedience. Let's be honest: we fall short. Sometimes obedience isn't always our main priority. It is only through the mercy and grace of a loving God that He'd give His Only Begotten Son to die for the sins of the world. The glory and splendor of Christ's atoning sacrifice can only be exercised through sincere repentance. Show more Show less