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Hi I'm Jason Murdoch

I'm a college student and a friend, I love music, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Music has always been a part of my life. I believe it is one of the most powerful things in the world. Music can say more than any words can. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe a song is worth a thousand pictures! I love to play the trumpet, french horn, and piano, and I love singing. I grew up in Grace, a small town in South East Idaho. I wasn't much of an athlete, although I was on the track team and swim team. I was in the Pep Band, rooting on the players of our small team. I love to travel all over because it gives me the chance to experience different cultures and environments. Everyone is different, and I love meeting new people, making new friends, and seeing their different perspectives. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University, trying to figure out what to do with the opportunities God has given me. I am glad that I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my whole life, and I know with all my heart that it's true! Even being raised in the church, I had to go through my own conversion, which took effort on my part. I can testify that this is truly His church and He is leading it through modern day prophets and apostles.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the true church of Jesus Christ. I didn't just one day know this. I had to act for myself, regardless of what anyone else ever told me. I know it's true because I have read the Book of Mormon and sincerely prayed with faith to know if it was true. I received the confirming witness of the Spirit that it truly is the word of God. Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God called to open this last dispensation. He restored Christ's church and the power and authority of God. He also translated the Book of Mormon, which is the word of God, another testament of Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is under the direction of modern day prophets and apostles, who are under the direction of God. By listening to them and following their teachings we can come closer to Christ because they truly speak the word of God. I testify that Christ is leading this church through them. The priesthood power of God is again on the earth. We must come to God so we can live with Him again. He wants us all to live with Him again because He loves us more than we can even imagine. I guess in short, I'm a Mormon because God wants me to be.

How I live my faith

"And now as I said concerning faith; faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; wherefore, if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen but true." ~Alma 32:21. Faith is a hard thing to have. Believing in something that you can't see doesn't just happen spontaneously. It takes time to learn and grow. Faith in Christ helps us get through trials and challenges. He can help us do anything as we trust in Him and His Atoning sacrifice for us. But we must have that faith first. Then we must act on it to show that we are willing to do whatever God commands us to. As we obey God's commandments, he gives us blessings and helps us make it through hard times. I am always living my faith. By not changing my standards, I choose to be "an example of the believers" (1 Timothy 4:12). I show my faith by my example to the world that I am "not ashamed of the gospel of Christ" (Romans 1:16). I invite everyone to come find out if this church really is the church of Jesus Christ, the same one that He established when He was on the earth. I know that the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is bold, but it's worth bringing others unto Him. I live my faith by sharing it with others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jason Murdoch
This seems like a big question, but it is simple. Christians are simply followers of Christ. They try their best to do as He would do. I know, and I have found out by being a Mormon, that this is their goal. All Mormons want to be like Christ. So the answer is yes, Mormons are definitely Christians. Show more Show less