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Hi I'm Madison

I'm a Utah girl born and raised. I'm a biotechnology major currently studying genetics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing. I work with 3 different people with special needs and I love it! I am a biotechnology major. I know that many people don't think religion and science work together but science gives the how and religion gives the why. I enjoy going to the temple as often as I can. I switched schools a lot. I love serving others and I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and bring lasting happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a very active LDS family but that is not why I am Mormon. Some would think I took the easy way out but I have studied and prayed to know the truthfulness of the gospel. I love being a member of His church. I know that it is true and that The Book of Mormon was translated through the power of God. I know that Christ suffered for our sins and that He knows how we feel and is always there for us. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that there is modern day revelation and living scripture that is spoken through the voice of the prophets and apostles. I know that prayer works. I have experienced it for myself and I have noticed what a difference it makes in my life. I am a Mormon because it makes sense, it makes me happy, and it is the true. I am a Mormon because I believe that families are forever. That life does not end at death and that God the father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are 3 separate beings that are one in doctrine, the first two having a glorified body. I know that The Book of Mormon is not a substitution for the bible but rather another testament of the truth that Jesus is the Christ. It is a record of the people in the Americas. It shows that the knowledge of the gospel was not just specific to one continent but that God is no respecter of persons. I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it!

How I live my faith

Currently I have been called to be a nursery worker. Kids are amazing and I love being able to feel their sweet simple testimonies that are extremely strong. I have also been call to serve as a full-time missionary and will be leaving in a couple of months to devote a year and a half to serving the Lord in the Spanish language. I have been and will continue preparing for the mission. I love visiting teaching and I have received a testimony of it during the last few months that I have been assigned as a teacher. I love going to the temple. The spirit is so strong there and I try to go at least once a week.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Madison
We believe the bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The LDS church has something called the 13 articles of faith. These 13 things are brief explanations of what we believe and as part of one of them it says,"we believe the bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly". In saying this, we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The bible contains truths. It contains direction and guidance however, it has been translated many times and it has been translated by many different people. In this translation process we believe that some things have been lost or changed. Not drastically, but enough to make a difference. I have read the bible and I know that it is true. I know that there are so many things in there that will help someone be guided and directed. I also know that it is very confusing. I understand why so many people are confused when it comes to religion after reading it because there are many parts that are not clear. Those parts are not clear because of the the loss of meaning in translation. I am grateful to be part of a church that contains the Book of Mormon. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is a book that was prophesied about in the bible (Isaiah 29:11-14 & John 10:16). It is a record of God's dealings with the inhabitants of ancient America. It shows that God loves all his children and not just those living on one continent. God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). Show more Show less