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Hi I'm Michael Nixon

I have a size 16 foot, eat bacon wrapped deep fried oreos, love the mountains and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an adventure loving guy from Utah currently studying at BYU. I love trying new things and meeting new people. I believe that everyone has a unique story to tell and I love hearing them. When I'm not doing homework, I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, discussing politics, making music or taking a nap in my hammock. I can't sit still for very long, so I'm always up to something.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received knowledge from God that the Church is true. It is as simple as that. Just like millions of others have done, I read the Book of Mormon, pondered about it, and prayed and asked if it was true and just like millions of others, I received an answer from God that it was true. That was just the beginning however, as I continued keeping the commandments, studying the scriptures, a good amount of trials and trying to draw nearer to God my knowledge and testimony Jesus Christ and his grace and love for us grew stronger. Along with that, my knowledge that because he loves us he has called prophets and restored his power here on earth today grew and grows every day. I love the gospel because it makes sense. While some answers and harder to find, they are always there. Revelation today exists, and just like me, you too can receive answers to life's hardest questions, comfort during hard times and knowledge of God's love for you.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to love everyone. Christ taught that to love one another is one of the greatest commandments, second only to "love the Lord thy God" and that "upon this hang the law and the prophets". I believe that if we love one another, almost all other issues such as greed, hate, and lust, will solve themselves. I try to show love to everyone around my and compassion to those in need.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Michael Nixon
The current Prophet on the earth today is Thomas S Monson. He is aided by Henry B Eyering and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Together these three men comprise the First Presidency of the Church. The First Presidency is also aided by twelve apostles (much like the twelve apostles Christ called when he was on the earth). Although we sustain all 15 members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve as Prophets, Seers, and Revelators, we believe that The Prophet (Thomas S. Monson) is the only one who is entitled to excersize the use of ALL priesthood keys. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Michael Nixon
Mormon Temples are where sacred ordenances are performed such as the ordinance that allows famlies to be bound together for time and all eternity. The first time we go to the temple, the ordinances are performed on our behalf. Each time after that however, they are performed for those in our family history who have died without the possibility to have these ordinances. Another reason many Mormons enjoy going to the temple is because of the intense spirit felt there. We believe that the temple is the house of God and as such many member attend the temple to seek answers to questions and guidence from the spirit and learn eternal truths. Show more Show less

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

Michael Nixon
We believe that after resurection, the risen Lord ministered among his "other sheep" (John 10:16) in the Americas. A history of this visit can be found in the Book of Mormon in the Book of 3rd Nephi beginning in chapter 11. As he ministered in America, Christ instituted many of the same things he did in Jerusalem such as calling twelve apostles, healing the sick, instituting the sacrament and the ordinance of baptism. He also taught many of the same doctrines such as those found in the Sermon on the Mount. We believe that this visit contained in the Book of Mormon offers a critical second witness of the reality of the life, teachings and mission of the savior. As we study accounts of Christ's life in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon our faith, testimony, and desire to come unto him increases. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Michael Nixon
The Church does not endorse any political party. We believe that many political parties have beliefs that are in harmony with the teachings of the church. Although the Church does not endorse any particular party it DOES encourage each of its members participate in the world around them. We believe in being active participants in both political, civil, and community activities and in being responsible, well informed citizens and voters. Show more Show less

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

Michael Nixon
Missionaries teach lessons based on four points of the Gospel. 1. The restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes the translation of the Book of Mormon, Christ's ministry on the earth, and knowing that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father who has a body of flesh and bone. 2. The plan of happiness our Heavenly Father has created for us. This includes answers to questions such as Where did I come from? Why am I here? and What will happen to my family and I after we die? It also discusses important doctrine such as the Fall of Adam and Eve, and the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. 3.The Gospel of Jesus Christ. This lesson shows the path we must follow to return to live with our Heavenly Father and includes discussion of Faith, Repentence, Baptism, The Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. 4. The Commandments. This includes the Ten Commandments given to Moses as well as other commandments given to us through latter-day revelation such as the Word of Wisdom, the Law of Chastity and others. As the missionaries teach you, they will seek guidance from the Holy Ghost as well as information from you so that they can teach you according to your needs. This means that the lessons might not be given in the order shown above, might include parts of many of the lessons, or might discuss another aspect of the gospel all together. Everything they teach you will be based on your needs or the needs of your family and taught with the spirit. Show more Show less

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

Michael Nixon
Yes! Unlike many religions, we believe that the heavens are not sealed and just like in the time of Moses, Noah, Abraham or any other prophet in the Old Testiment, we have a prophet today who recieves revelation on the direction, doctrine, and welfare of the Church. Today this prophet is Thomas S. Monson. Just as Moses led the children of Isreal in ancient times, Thomas S. Monson leads Christ's church restored on the earth today. Show more Show less