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Hi I'm Matt Chesnut

I grew up in Payson Utah, I am on a mission now in Los Angeles California, and I'm having a blast! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend a lot of my time in the out doors. I enjoy trail riding on my motorcycle, cross country running, snowboarding, hiking, camping, hunting, and being with my friends and family. I am currently enrolled at Utah Valley University and my major is Exercise Science and Sports Medicine.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of several reasons. It's what I was raised as, it helps me in literally every aspect of my life, I have gained a solid testimony of the life and works of Jesus Christ, I have gained a solid testimony of the divinity of our Father in Heaven, and I know what we believe as Mormons can and will help people in every walk of life.

How I live my faith

I am serving a proselyting mission in Los Angeles California. But i do my best to be kind to those i meet, attend church weekly, attend the temple weekly, and help everyone in my path.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Matt Chesnut
Temples are the holy house of the Lord where newly wedded couples and families are sealed together for eternity and promised blessings. There are other sacred ordinances we preform here. We believe these things to be very sacred, that is why you do not find much information about what we do in our temples outside of the temples. We are not keeping secrets, we simply are asked to, and want to keep these holiest of ordinances sacred by refraining from making them commonplace in conversation outside of this holy ground. We also believe the temple to be a place where we can preform ordinances such as baptism for those who have died. We do this so all men and women may receive the opportunity to take upon them name of Jesus Christ and strive towards salvation for the eternities to come. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Matt Chesnut
When we die we undergo something called physical death. This is the separation of the body and the spirit. As we do know the body shuts down and is buried in the ground. The spirit however, goes to a place we call the spirit world. Now the spirit world is divided into two sections one being spiritual paradise and the other being spiritual prison. In paradise we live in a state of peace and joy with those we love and care foe. In prison we would live in a state of misery and endless woe. However, those in paradise can actually participate in what we call missionary work, or they would go and teach those who either never had the chance to receive the gospel or those who would now be willing to accept it. The point of the spirit world is to provide a home for our spirits while we await the resurrection, or when our bodies and spirits will be reunited. After the resurrection we are judged by the Father and his son Jesus Christ according to our works. From this judgment we are placed in one of three kingdoms of glory and best and brightest being the Celestial kingdom, the terrestrial kingdom being the second less glorious, or the telestial being the least glorious. Now they are all forms of paradise but I believe I want to shoot for the top and receive a fullness of Joy. :) Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Matt Chesnut
We believe in the devine nature of Jesus Christ. We also believe in his Atonement, (his suffering for our sins) and that through it we can all become clean again in the eyes of God. We also believe in the litteral gathering of Israel and the restoration of the ten tribes. We know of the truth of the story of Adam and Eve, Moses, Jerimiah, Isaiah, and all of those acient prophets. To be a Christ believeing people one has to accept the bible. Christ's life is layed out in this book of holy scripture. "We Believe the bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly, we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." (Articles of Faith 1:13) Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Matt Chesnut
Read the introduction to the Book of Mormon. It tells us that if we study this book, ponder its words, and pray to know that it is true we will be told of it's truth, we will also know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, and that Joseph Smith was indeed a propet in these latter days. We know that God is not a God of confusion or a God of lies, so if we ask him an earnest qestion in prayer he will tell us the truth. I know for myself that this is a true principle. Our Father in heaven would not want to leave his children in the dark. Show more Show less