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Hi I'm Caleb

I grew up in a small little town in Texas. I am going to school for computer science and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love computers and technology. I am going to school to be a computer programmer. I enjoy watching E-Sports and consider myself an"amateur-pro" at Starcraft. Like the stereotypical nerd I love fantasy settings and fantasy games. Favorite games include Starcraft(of course), Kingdoms of Alamur, WoW, and Black OPs zombies. I played a fantasy roleplaying game called dungeons and dragons with a group of friends almost every week. I also enjoy a variety of board and card games. Getting to play games with my family is probably why I like them so much. Family is everything to me. I love my family and look forward to having my own someday when the time is right.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know without a doubt that this is Christ's true church. That this church has his true and full teachings and that through this church I can come to live with him and my Heavenly Father again forever. I know this because I know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture, that it is inspired words from our Heavenly Father to help us in our lives right now and only a true prophet he called could bring forth such a book. I know it is a true book because of how it has helped and guided me in my life. I was trying one night to prepare my Sunday school lesson, but I just could not focus on anything, I wasn't getting anywhere. I got the feeling to quit worrying about the lesson and just read the Book of Mormon. As I did the chapter I opened up to changed my life forever, it talked to me directly, talked about problems I was having in my life right then and choices I was faced with and trying to decide then. The last verse in that chapter was a father exhorting his son to go serve a mission. When I read that verse I had this overwhelming feeling that had been building up the whole time that this is true and that my Heavenly Father wanted me to know that, that he loves me, and that he cares about me. He also wanted me to know that once I knew that I needed to share it, I needed to go out and serve a mission so that he could use me to bless others in their lives. I am a Mormon because through it I have come to love my Heavenly Father and know he loves me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best person I can be. I was called to be a Sunday School teacher for the 14 and 15 year old class and I enjoyed it very much. They always kept me on my toes and I actually had to do my "homework" as I prepared my lessons. It helped me to learn so much about my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I try to read my scriptures and say a morning and evening prayer everyday. I try to be the best me I can be by filling myself up with Christ's love for me and all of us and showing that love always. I live my faith in the way I act and the choices I make. I always strive to live the commandments my Lord and God has given me. All of this has helped me so much through my life, especially right now as I am called to be a full-time missionary. I currently serve in a place far away from home where I focus on Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ 24/7, where I am blessed to be their emissary and spread their truths and love among the people. To get to see the blessings they can bring into peoples life as they learn about and accept Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ into their lives.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Caleb
Joseph Smith is the man that you could point to and say that he founded Mormonism. To a member of the church however this answer lacks something. We believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet that restored the church of Jesus Christ once again to the earth. The New Testament records various instances of Christ and his Apostles creating an organization to act as a vehicle for the gospel to go forth into the world. This organization was lost over time as the world entered another apostasy, fulfilling a scriptural pattern. Joseph Smith was called by God through a series of visions and heavenly messengers to restore that church once again on the earth. The church of Jesus Christ was once again organized on April 6th 1830 with Joseph Smith acting as the Prophet and leader of the church under Jesus Christ whose church it is. It has since grown in a worldwide church with millions of members and continues to have a Prophet leading the church today. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Caleb
Yes I do believe that there is a prophet on the earth today. In the Old Testament, book of Amos, chapter 3 verse 7 it says; "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.". In harmony with that inspired pattern as well as that contained in the book of Ephesians (chapter 2 verse 20) we have prophet on the Earth today revealing the mysteries of God. I have come to know for myself that Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet today by gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon through prayer and by listening to and applying the fruits of the prophet in my life just as Christ himself admonished in Matthew 7:15 - 20. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Caleb
We believe in what God has revealed throughout all time about the proper use of the procreative power. God has granted us this amazing power to help us create mortal bodies for His spirit children, but he has also outlined acceptable ways for us to utilize this power. He has commanded that sexual relations are only appropriate between a man and a woman who are lawfully married. Any other form of sexuality or even sex outside of that realm is a sin (Leviticus 18:22-24, Exodus 20:14) We do not however believe in shunning or treating anyone with this temptations in any way different than anyone else who suffers from strong temptations to compromise God's commands. We follow the example of Jesus himself in the gospel of John chapter 8. In there the Pharisees bring before Christ a woman taken in adultery, he proclaims mercy upon her in stating that "he who is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her". In like manner we welcome any and all people who wish to follow Jesus Christ and welcome even gays or lesbians that turn against temptation as a fellow follower of Jesus Christ just as we would accept the repentant adulterer. Later on in the story Christ sends the adulterous woman on her way with the command to "sin no more". In like manner while we accept our fellow imperfect beings, no matter what temptation they may face, we like them are still under the Saviors obligation to leave it behind and come follow him. Show more Show less