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Hi I'm Jeff Robbins

I love my family! I do parkour. I'm a member of Christ's Church on Earth! And... I'm a Mormon ... because I know it's true!

About Me

Hello world! My name is Jeff Robbins. I was previously known as Elder Robbins when I gave two years of my life to missionary service. It was on my mission that I came to know beyond question that Christ lives, He is the Son of God and His one church is on the Earth today. While I grew up in good ol' Rexburg I knew right from wrong. But one can have a testimony without being converted to it. Well, glad to say that's behind me. I grew up and made the mistakes that kids make. I fought and argued with my parents. I did things worse and I did things better. So, I was a kid. But through it all I was blessed with a strong foundation of faith in my Lord, Jesus Christ. Once I went on my mission, everything changed. I didn't find pleasure in the same attitude that I'd had back home. My behaviors changed and my view of life become much more founded on the will of Father in Heaven. Now, as a returned missionary, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I know Him who I trust and love. My faith has shaped my whole life and it will continue to shape me even till the time when I stand face to face with Father. Things other than this are incidental and wholly unimportant but you are probably looking for some details about what it is I do on a day-to-day level. I like to have fun exercising and playing video games with my friends. I swim, run, chat with friends. Basically, I live the high life!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, as for why... because it's true. I guess that I should probably say more than that though, huh? Well, I was actually raised in the church but don't stop reading here. My parents raised me in this religion and my family is centered on these beliefs. My whole life has been so blessed by the knowledge that we have but I still haven't always been converted to this gospel. It actually wasn't until my later teenage years that I honestly believed in this. For most of my life I have gone to church but my heart hasn't been in it. I was active in my church but not in my faith. Jesus said that "By their fruits ye shall know them." That's one testimony to this church and that was definitely one factor that helped me see the truth here but what's the real kicker is the witness that I have recieved that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Just by reading his first vision and paying attention to the feeling of the Spirit while I read it, I can't doubt it. Here's what he said he saw. "I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun which descended gradually til it fell upon me... when the light rested upon me, I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said pointing to the other 'This is my Beloved Son, Hear Him!' " I can't deny the Spirit that I feel when I read that. I hope that you can feel it too. Pray. He will answer you. I know for myself! --- Well, I've been on my mission a little longer than when I wrote this previous entry. My mission is ending pretty soon here. A lot of the people that I've met have had differences and objections. Whoever may be reading this, you have my name to give to the world that and to God himself as a witness that God's authority to administer saving ordinances only exists in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! After 23 months of people telling me otherwise, I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by what I do, what I say, how I treat others... there's so much that goes into honestly living your faith. I read from the Bible and The Book of Mormon every day. I do my very best to emulate every attribute of Jesus Christ that I possibly can. Although I am mortal and I do make mistakes, I try my best to do better. Since returning home from my mission, I have found it hard to share the gospel with others mainly because I'm not in contact with too many non-lds people. However, I live my beliefs and do my best to bear simple testimony whenever the opportunity presents itself. First, I keep my covenants, or promises, that I've made to God by reading from the scriptures, praying, going to the temple, and keeping his Sabbath sacred. Second, I do all I can to encourage others to keep their covenants as well. I try to support others righteous actions and encourage from evil things. That really is all you can do to live your faith. Keep your promises and help others keep theirs.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Jeff Robbins
God is love! That's definitely the most relevant and simple and beautiful description of who God is. God is a personage that is just as real as the chair you're sitting in. You can feel him and see him and hug him. He is literally our Father. He created each one of us and has a personal interest in our lives. In the book of Genesis it says that we are created in the image of God. He has a perfect body of flesh and bone. This in no way brings God to our level. Not one of us is completely perfect in body, mind, or spirit. But God is. He is far beyond anything we can imagine and yet he loves us so much that he was willing to send his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you and me. Again, God is love. He hangs on every word that you say to him and every day he looks on you and thinks about how much he can't wait to be with you again. He thinks that of you! God is love. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Jeff Robbins
Why do I get up every morning to go talk to people that probably don't want to hear anything that I have to say? That's a good question. I've asked myself that a few times. There are those days when you think it's either bed or bust; faith or failure. Well, that's when you get on your knees and beg for strength. Mormons have never claimed to be a perfect people and we definitely aren't. The reason that I get up every morning and study the scriptures for 2-3 hours and then go out and bike around all day in the California heat and get all sweaty is because I know that what I'm telling people is true. I know it and I cannot doubt it. At times I've come close to just saying "Hey, I've done enough. God can win this one without me." Thanks to scriptures, a letter to myself, and some hard core prayer, I've been able to pull through. At times it's hard to love people like a servant of Christ should. Sometimes it's hard to look at people and hope that I can bring them to the knowledge that I have. But even if I can't, I brought myself a little closer and that's what I need. I've seen the joy that people have when they embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is definitely a new light in their eyes and a new hope in their hearts. They are happy and at peace because they know they've done what's right. So, why do I proselyte? I proselyte because I love you and I love God. I mean it. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jeff Robbins
Family is the best! My Mom and Dad and brothers and sisters are SO important to me. They are the most important thing in this whooooole world. Considering Jesus is not of this world right ;) So, one might ask why is my family so important to me? Well, I'm going to live with them forever. It's not just the fact that I'm gonna be around them for a while that makes them so important but they know me and love me and I them in such a fabulous fabulous way. I put my parents through an emotional vortex for a while there but I count my blessings because they didn't give up on me and God helped me through my family. "The family is ordained of God." "The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children." "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." "Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live." ~The Family: A Proclamation to the World I love my family. I know God gave them to me for a divine purpose. They were meant to teach me. I love them more than anything (except Jesus and God). My mission has really opened my eyes to their importance and how much I love them. Pray for the love of Christ and others. It'll come. Mom, again, I love you! :) Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Jeff Robbins
This is a great question. What is so significant about saying a prayer and taking a 3 second dip in a font? Well, it's a little more than that. It's not just a quick dip and a few words. When a person is baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints they are making a solemn and sacred covenant, or promise, with God that they will stand as a witness of Christ forever. This promise is special because it was made official through the priesthood power of God. The priesthood is a god-given power that men can hold in order to bring about the salvation of God's children. Nobody anywhere at all is exempt from the blessings that come from the priesthood. In order to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are asked to meet a certain worthiness standard and to agree to live in harmony with the Savior's teachings. This standard is attainable by all mankind. All of God's children need this sacred covenant in order to live with God again. This blessing is not only available here on Earth. But!... if you have more questions about that... "ask the missionaries; they can help you." :) I testify that there is so much in store for us if we choose to follow God, our father, and Jesus Christ, our redeemer. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jeff Robbins
It's like... AWESOME! Everybody is looking for peace. No matter who you are, you are looking for your sense of peace. Some people find it in money, some in family, some in traveling or sports or anything; but people are looking for peace. That's why we pursue things. If peace comes through seeing children fed and safe, a man will spend his whole life providing for his children and others. Or it may come through seeing beautiful landscapes. For some, it may even seem to come through putting yourself above others in a position of power or control. The only real peace in this life comes through loving and serving the Lord, Jesus Christ! That's what it's like to be a true Mormon. We still struggle with the typical things of life. Finances, health, weather, terminations, death. All these things still effect us but they have no power to destroy our peace because we know Christ and we follow him. We live according to what we know and we strive to be as much like him as we can. *WE ARE NOT PERFECT* ... but we'd sure like to be. Living my faith has brought me so much happiness and there is an eternity more ahead. I know that there is happiness here and it's not just here for me. It's here for you. You are a child of God and he will direct your path. What is being a Mormon like? Peaceful! :) Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jeff Robbins
A man just told me that this church is a cult. So, this seems like a good question for now. Some claim that we worship differently or deny the power of Christ. This is not true! We worship Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The same that is written about in the Bible. Others may say that we minimize doctrinal teachings. This is not true! Each piece of doctrine has it's place in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Others may say that we deny the word of God. This is not true! God has spoken and continues to speak. This is the origin and continuation of Christ's church. Some may deny the power of God on the earth at this time. This is wrong! God is not dead. He lives and speaks and is still doing his same work among his children. This is in no way "The Mormon Church." This is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. God is at the head of this church. No man or mortal can lead us. We are on God's errand and we do His will. Show more Show less