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Hi I'm Erron

I grew up in Utah, love many things, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to read, play games, and be around other people. I've worked in a restaurant since I was 16. I've studied Culinary Arts (cooking!). I am an Eagle Scout, and served in various positions. I have four siblings; three sisters and one brother. I am currently a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Michigan Lansing Mission! I enjoy a wide variety of activities, and don't have as much time as I'd like!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church, and was raised in an active home. It's the only religion I've really known. I've had friends of many different religions, and learned about them, but this is the religion I have closest to my heart. While others may have had powerful converting moments, my experiences have been quiet, yet very sweet. As a temple-recommend holder, I have a testimony of Christ, knowing he came onto this earth for us, and is the Son of God. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and did more work for the saving of our souls than any other man who has lived on this earth except for our Lord and Savior. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament to Jesus Christ, and with the Bible, can be one of the most informative and correct books about life's greatest questions.

How I live my faith

I follow Jesus Christ's example as best as I can, I've served several callings/jobs in my home ward of Utah, but the biggest thing is that I'm a Missionary serving in Michigan! As I find the Gospel as a huge part of my life, it would be selfish not to share it! So I do all I can to serve my fellow man, and try to spread the Gospel!

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Erron
We teach a few important, yet simple, facts about baptism. It must be done by one holding the authority of God, it must be complete immersion, the person being baptized must be accountable for their actions, and that it is necessary to be saved through Jesus Christ. It's necessary to have the authority to act in God's stead (Hebrews 5:4- man doesn't call Himself- he has to be called of God) Immersion, sprinkling, what's the difference? I don't think Jesus would go to one of the biggest rivers in the area just to have a little bit of water sprinkled on His head... In addition to that idea, Joseph Smith was taught that the correct method of baptism is by immersion- it symbolizes a "spiritual rebirth", or a commitment to follow Jesus Christ in thoughts, words, and deeds. Isn't innocence generally associated with youth? As a child, we haven't had a chance to really do anything wrong. As baptism is for cleaning the soul, what does a child need to be forgiven for? Also, they don't know the real difference between right and wrong. Baptism is very, very important. If Jesus, a perfect being, needed it, imagine how much we need it! In addition to that, the LDS church doesn't have many prayers that must be done word-perfect... And baptism is one of them. Show more Show less