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Hi I'm John Higgin

I'm a Materials (Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity) Engineer and I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ a.k.a. a Mormon

About Me

I went to post secondary school for 6 years and after 5 years of working in the engineering field, I finally received my professional designation! I work to ensure the integrity of oil and gas pipelines in Canada. I'm interested in almost everything. I'm a husband to a wonderful wife and father to 4 beautiful daughters and one angel. Of all of my interests, teaching my children about them is my favorite hobby. Children are so receptive and love learning...my kind of people. I do enjoy thinking about the deeper aspects of life and discussing them with anyone who will indulge me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always appreciated the beliefs of my parents. At a fairly early age I discovered that I actually enjoyed going to church. I worried at times that heaven would be like church all the time, because as much as I liked going to church, I enjoyed the rest of the week as well. There have been many times in my life where I have been confronted with difficult questions relating to the church. In those times of serious reflection and consideration I find myself questioning the answer I received many years ago from God through the powerful and undeniable impressions of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is his word. I have an intellectual obligation to myself and to anyone I share my beliefs with to never dismiss any claims contrary to what I believe. I have sufficient knowledge to claim that there is neither enough evidence to prove the stories either true or not true and that it is and will always be a matter to be brought on an individual basis to God. The answer to my personal prayers to my Father in Heaven are what tilt the balance every time. The love I have grown to have for all that is good, clean, bright and honorable is evidence to me that I am on a good path. I have a firm belief in the principle of hard work in small doses over long periods of time bringing about great works that bring great rewards.

How I live my faith

I am always looking for opportunities to serve others. Most often I am serving my family. I am always trying to be like Jesus. I don't know exactly how to be like Jesus always and as a result I usually come off as just quiet. I try to see people as they would like to be seen. I try to include everyone I can and make them feel valued. I love to talk about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the great joy it brings to my life. Finding ways of talking about it with others is a challenge I face daily, but everyone I talk with knows my religion very soon after meeting me. There are things I am able to work into most conversations, such as: I don't drink, I don't swear, I go to the temple, I go to church on the weekends and I keep a copy of the Book of Mormon on my desk. I try to live my life every day so that my life will add to the millions whose lives have been and are evidence that we truly follow a living prophet of the one true God of Israel.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

John Higgin
To answer the often underlying question: Do Mormons believe they can "earn" their way into heaven through the merits of the works they do? No. We do not believe that we have to "earn" our way into heaven. We do believe that to remain on the straight and narrow course to our Father's kingdom there is much we need to learn, things which can only be learned through diligent effort, continuous repentance and good works. Salvation is a gift to all men who look to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. Life with God the Father is given to those who have done all that the Father has asked. Show more Show less