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Hi I'm Brayden

I'm a Jazz guitarist. I am a missionary. and I'm a mormon

About Me

I studied jazz guitar at snow college for a year and now I am about to serve a mission in the Massachusetts Boston mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes sense. It is the truth. This church is the way for people to come closer to Christ because it has the authority to preach the gospel and administer the ordinances thereof

How I live my faith

I want to serve a mission and become what the lord wants me to become.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Brayden
Mormonism is not a cult. This church has a lives the original gospel of Jesus Christ and is lead by him through a prophet of God. If you look up orthodox in a dictionary there will be a picture of the LDS chuch there. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Brayden
Proxy baptism is an act of respect for the dead. We want the people who have passed through the earth to be able to experence the blessings of the eternitys and the only way they can have that oppertunity is to recieve the ordinance of baptism by proper authority. We want the people who did not have the oppertunity to be baptised to be able to recieve these blessings so we preform proxy baptisms in there behalf. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Brayden
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We only recognize that he was a prophet of God and he spoke the truth that God gave him. Likewise the prophets we have today speak truth given to them by God and it is in the interest of our salvation to heed to their counsel. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Brayden
God is in the details of our lives. I know that there is a God because I feel his presence in the experiences I have. I see His hand in my life as He leads me to people who I need help from or that need help from me. If we take the time and pay attention to the blessings and the happenings in ours lives we will see God's hands leading us and inviting us to become the person that we need to be. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Brayden
It is great to be a mormon because it is the way that we can come closer to Jesus Christ. If we partake of the ordinances of the preisthood by proper authority and follow the gospel of Jesus Christ then we will be happy and become perfected in Christ. This is Christs Church and He will take us on the path to eternal life. This is the only church that is lead directly by Him. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Brayden
The most simple way is to act. God will not simply reveal himself to you. You have to study and ponder the scriptues and pray. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Brayden
God has commanded us to preach the fullness of his gospel that will draw them closer to him then any of the teachings of men. Missionarys want to share the gospel with there brothers and sisters in God's family to help them come closer to him and to be able to share eternal life with him. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Brayden
By being baptized we enter into a gate that allows us to progress towards Christ. Christ commanded us that we should "go forth and preach the gospel to all nations baptizing them in the name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Ghost" we obey this commandment by baptizing new members with authority given to us by Jesus Christ himself. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Brayden
Would you pull over if an ice cream truck flashed its lights behind you? What if a police officer did? People must have authority given to them by Jesus Christ in order to baptise the same way a police officer must have authority given to them to pull you over. That is why it is so important for us to have that authority. Baptism does not mean anything unless it is done by proper authority the same way a ticket does not mean anything unless a police officer gives it to you. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Brayden
Anyone can serve his neighbor and uplift him spiritually. You do not need to go to school for 4 years to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ you need the guidance of his Holy spirit and the authority to receive that guidance for others. the leaders in the Mormon church have this authority to receive guidance for the people they serve. They also live normal lives, supporting themselves with a career of their choice. They donate their extra time to lead the people in their congregation until another member of the congregation is called to lead. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Brayden
When we die we meet God, our Heavenly Father, who created our spirits and gave us life. If we lived our lives honorably we enter a spiritual paradise and await the second coming of Jesus Christ. If we, However live dishonorably we will enter a spiritual prison where we will experience sadness and grief for our sins. After the second coming of Christ we will all be resurrected and if we lived honorably we will live in God and Jesus Christ's presence. Those who did not choose to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ will not be able to dwell in their presence and will achieve a lesser glory then those who lived honorably. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Brayden
The Book of Mormon was written by a man named Mormon who lived in America at around 400 AD. It is an abridgment of several records written by the prophets who lived in the America's dating back to even 2000BC when The Tower of Bable was built. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Brayden
The Word of Wisdom is God's law of health given to Joseph Smith the prophet in 1833. It is guidance given by a loving, Heavenly Father to help his children remain healthy and happy. If we follow the guidance of not using tobacco, alchohol, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs, we will be blessed with health, happiness, and even greater enlightenment from heaven. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Brayden
A temple is a place where members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recieve rites and ordinances essential for salvation. It is a place to go to be instructed, symbolically, of eternal truths. They also make covenants with God. What goes on inside LDS temples is not secret it is sacred and thus it is not discussed outside of its walls. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Brayden
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is the most correct book on the earth and it proves that Jesus Christ is our lord and savior I know that this is the truth. God has given the world the Book of Mormon as a witness that Jesus is the Christ: the anointed one. It is a witness that his prophet is on the earth once more. The Book of Mormon invites us to follow Christ and to have faith in him. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Brayden
The action of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is Christ suffering the penalties of sin that mankind might not suffer them. The Atonement, however, is the infinite force that offers reconciliation with God, forgiveness of sins, solace away from the world, and ultimately our salvation. This is all made possible through the actions of Jesus Christ who is our savior, our advocate with The Father. He understands the pains we go through in this life because he went through them himself. He had to accomplish this in order to save us from our sins and not have to suffer the punishment for them. He took upon himself the punishment for the world's sins so that if we repent we will not have to face that punishment. The Atonement can bring us in allignment with God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Brayden
This life is the time for us to learn and grow so that we can become more like our Father in heaven. In order for us to experience the joy that our Father in heaven has we have to experience the pain and sorrow that this world brings. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Brayden
We stop the spread and influence of pornography by bringing its evil works out of the darkness and into the light. We should not just choose to ignore the millions of teenage boys spending countless hours being consumed in lust in front of a computer screen. Choose to act. Lets not be afraid to discuss these things anymore. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Brayden
Yes. Jesus Christ manifests himself to all nations and peoples. He taught the gospel to his faithful followers in America after his ascension to heaven in Jerusalem. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Brayden
Do not take anyone’s word for it but God's he will testify of the truth of anything that you learn by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has the power to testify of truth so that you can know without a doubt the truth of anything, especially spiritual things. It is impossible to explain but if you sincerely ask God if Mormonism is true and seek out the answer by reading the Book of Mormon you will know the truth by the power of the Holy Spirit. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Brayden
The Holy Ghost is a God, along with the Father and the Son. They are 3 seperate beings with seperate roles that accomplish the same purpose which is to "bring to pass the eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39). The Holy Ghost accomplishes this purpose by being our teach and guide in this life. He helps us understand right and wrong and tells us things that we should do. He is our watchful protector that allows us to understand truth. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Brayden
The original organization of Jesus Christ's church has been restored to the earth today. Jesus Christ set up this organization during his ministry on the earth. Why would he discontinue it? if it weren't for the sins of the world his church would have remained but because people chose to reject and kill the apostles the church and its organization was taken away. The good news is that it has been restored. We can be a part of that organization today. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Brayden
Missionaries will teach about Jesus Christ. They will invite you to live by his teachings. The most unique thing the missionaries will talk about is the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The fullness of his gospel has been revealed to prophets in these days. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Brayden
In church we learn the doctrines of God and his kingdom and renew our covenants we made at baptism. In the temple we make covenants with God. The obligations that God puts us under in the temple are sacred and are above the things of the world. This is why we so not talk about what happens in the temple we do not tarnish or spot it with the things of the world. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Brayden
The Bible contains many truths and instructions from Christ to his people. It is not however a suitable rock upon which to build Christ's church. His original church was built upon Peter, a prophet, who had authority given to him by Jesus Christ, and received guidance from God through revelation. This is the rock that supports his church today, revelation and authority from God. Show more Show less