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Hi I'm Jacob

I have an interest in Film and Love movies I like cheese cake and I'm a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

About Me

I was raised in the Land of Enchantment also known as New Mexico. I like video games and movies. I really like Disney movies because they are fun. I eventually want to go into the film industry and direct movies or edit them. I always was entertained by film and I feel its something that is worthy of me going after. I also want to do this because I suppose I like stories, who doesn't like stories, stories are awesome! I am also an Eagle Scout, and yes I also like the outdoors and camping and of course if your a scout you love fire because it becomes your best friend in the wilderness. I also like to draw. I prefer a 0.5 mechanical pencil. I'm no great artist or anything but I think I'm decently good. my main influences with my drawings are machine based, cartoon like characters and a hint of anime influence. I try not to draw other things that are already made and such like Pokémon, because well... its been done already and its nothing new. I prefer to make new things both in film and in my art.

Why I am a Mormon

So I'm a Mormon because I love that the Lord is able to continue to give us blessings, that he didn't leave us in the dark about the truth of the gospel. I know he Love everyone of us and is always there to help us in time of need. I know that in times of need that he sends help to us in ways we sometimes don't understand. We even sometime have a marvelous thing happen to us but we don't see it as a blessing but more of a coincidence, "I did that", or we just brush it off as luck. I love the church Im apart of and encourage others to join because of the joy it brings to everyone.

How I live my faith

I had a series of callings such as being in the Boy Scouts. I was a Scout Master Assistant and I had another calling after being able to teach the young men in our church about the church. I did a bit of service work with the young men and the scouts that was able to help many unfortunate people who needed food and clothing etc. One of the best ways of living my faith is being an example to the younger generation. Many youth and children are influenced by so much negativity that its getting harder for parents to keep up with them. So I figure when a child or youth isn't at home under the guidance of a parent/guardian I can do my part by being an example to them and in some cases to adults as well.

What is being a Mormon like?

Jacob
Being a Mormon is like being a normal person. I have my likes and dislikes, along with my rights and wrongs. None of us are perfect but as a Mormon I do my best to do the right thing in all I do. I suppose I can give examples of myself of what people may say about us and such. I get asked strange questions a lot and I answer them to the best of my abilities and if I can ill get back to them with an answer. I'm happy and I smile a lot and am some what of a goof ball. I play video games and such which I assume is normal in a sense. But being a Mormon is easier than it sounds once you get going, because at some point you we all have to make a choice if we are going to do all we can to do good or bad. As for me I chose to do good and even though I fail at times I always strive to do better. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jacob
Abortion is something that we are against. There are in some cases certain exceptions to this for when the mothers life is in danger, or in the case of rape. Even during the case of rape we try to consult our presiding priesthood authority. It is also after prayer and consulting the Lord God on the matter and finding a definite answer to the situation (in the case of rape). In the Bible it addresses this in a sense as well. In Luke 1:39-44 Mary went to the house of Zacharias and meet with Elizabeth. It says that the babe in Elizabeth's womb leaped for joy. How is it that an unborn child can leap for joy? The simple and most wonderful answer is that the child is alive and has a soul thus it is a person just as you or me or anyone else, and has the right to life. Simply put life is precious and should not be cast aside as a weed is thrown into the trash, but rather cared for to the best of our abilities. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Jacob
The word of wisdom is a I suppose a healthy life style. among the most enforced or rather most emphasized is not to drink alcohol, coffee, tea, or use tobacco and illegal drugs. I suppose people say well pot is legal in some states but I would like to clear it out that we do not use pot either even if it is legal. the main reason for the above is that it damages our bodies and can ruin lives for generations to come. The word of wisdom was given a long time ago even before studies have been done on the use of the above substances. A clean mind and body means a longer more healthy life. The issue of coffee is "It wakes me up, it helps me start my day, etc" truth be told it sometimes starts problems and addictions that can harm family financially as well. So addictions are bad. and tea is the same way because it has been proven to harm the body as well. there are more things but I suppose you could look on any health web site now days and find out what problems stem from this stuff. I hope this helps whom ever reads this. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jacob
It is asked and encouraged of all young men of the church to serve but in the end it is their choice. This is a great opportunity for any young missionary to grow in their faith in Christ and spiritually as well. It is a great honor in my eyes anyways to see any one serving a mission because of the dedication of the years serving the Lord and to put their own lives on hold to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Young women are not asked but are encouraged to serve as well, because young women are not asked to serve I believe they are greatly blessed just because they are not asked to serve. There are senior missionaries as well and they are also allowed to serve. In all reality we believe everyone in our faith can be a missionary by their examples and how we go about our dealings. Even though most of our members do not wear a name tag they do still represent the Lord. Doing missionary work in all is a voluntary action so no one is paid for the work that they do. This to me is an act of charity. I hope this helps whom ever is reading this in your question. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Jacob
What are the church services like?.... well for one they are pleasent to me anyways so this is from my stand point so it may differ from other answers to this question. we have hyms in the service and have prayers done by local church members and speakers on topics that are asked to be talked on by the leaders in that location. afterwards there are classes and such for adults, teen youth, and younger children. they are all tought according to their understanding because a little toddler im sure wouldnt find an adult conversation apealing to the mind and such. its a uplifting experience on my part but usualy the best way to find out is to go and have a lookk for your self. its more than likely that someone will help you find classes and anywhere else you need to go if you are lost. Yes visitors can attend the church service and such and yes you can attend church as well and go back as much as you want. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jacob
Yes we do. we use the Bible along with the Book of Mormon. We consider the Bible to be a most precious record of Gods dealings in the ancient land of Jerusalem and in the many areas mentioned in the scriptures as well. The Book of Mormon dose not get rid of the Bible at but strengthens it in truth and same goes for the Bible strengthen the Book of Mormon. One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is in the New Testament and its the story of when Christ was a child of 12years and stayed in the temple teaching people through being questioned and answering with great answers that amazed the people in the temple. The reason I like this story so much is that because young children at times can say the most amazing things that can teach us even as we are adults. This is a small story but I believe that it was placed in the bible for a reason, and I am sure there are many more lessons to be learned from this one scripture but this is one that stuck out the most to me. I hope this helps. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jacob
A Cult..... well. I find this funny actually. Well the definition of a cult is to have a group lead by one person and to break off from another group. So in all reality all Christian churches are a cult if this is what people say along with most religious groups. For one we have a Prophet that leads us today (our belief) and he in many peoples eyes isn't a prophet to them but another person. So the Catholic church is lead by the Pope and he is a man as well, so the Catholic church is also a Cult. I could go on but the thing that tops everything off is that we all originally clam to come from the Hebrew religion and of the old Jewish faith in the Old and New Testament in the Bible. So that in its self makes almost all religions a Cult along with most governments and groups. This term Cult is misused so much these days and people just say things usually because of the lack of understanding and the lack of not wanting to understand. So in a sense its best to learn what you can about things before you say things that just don't make any form of sense. Like Thumper says in Bambie "If you have nothing nice to say don't say it at all". Again I hope this helps answer the question =) Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jacob
Of course we are. We believe in Jesus Christ, and we Try to fallow his example every day of our lives. I know that at one time we were considered not to be Christians because people just didn't want to know anything about us. its just like when a kid says another kid has girl kudies and everyone avoids that kid because of that. in all reality they were afraid of something that wasn't even there. same thing applies to what people think. normally its best just to go to the source and find out. But yes we are Christians Show more Show less

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

Jacob
No the church dose not endorse political parties or take part in any political points. However the church dose encourage its members to take part on their own accord in the parties and political points in the government. This includes voting on the community, state and national levels. Who the members of the church vote for, why they vote for, or any other reason they decide to is a choice every member makes personally and -NOT- because the church told them to. What ever political point the members of the church have is up to them, and if they want to support anything else, but it is again -NOT- to be affiliated with the church. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jacob
So this question is a bit hard to explain so this will be a bit of a read. We believe that we are saved by grace, but not in the sense that most people think. I'll reference the New Testament in Romans 4:20-25 for my explanation. This scripture is Paul speaking referring to Abraham. In verse 20 it says "...strong in faith, ..." so at this point you know that Abraham had faith but it goes on even more to explain. Verse 21"..., he was able to perform." and then into verse 22 "And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness" so this states Abraham believing in Christ wasn't enough because he had to live to what he knew was right because Faith Without Works Is Dead, which means you cannot believe something and not act on it without not believing it. Continuing to Verse 23 "...it was not written for his sake alone" so that means this is for everyone. Then 24-25 "24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." so in the end works don't get us into heaven either, just because one person dose good one day, doesn't mean they will go to heaven. Do Your Best And The Lord Will Do The Rest, meaning once we have done all we can to follow the lords commandments and live a life as Christ like as we can only then are we saved by grace. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Jacob
This is a fun question because usually is a bit different on how people think. The reason why we don't have a paid clergy is simple. One of the best examples is, did Christ go around healing the sick, teaching, and die on the cross for money? Obviously the answer to that would be no. I have never heard of Christ healing a sick person and right after asking for two gold coins for his service, Christ is not a snake in the grass taking peoples money so he can go out and buy a yacht. He served everyone out of the love from his heart and never asked for anything in return except for us to help others as he has helped us. We try to follow his example to the best of our abilities. So our Prophet, the twelve apostles, the quorum of the seventy, steak presidents, bishops, teachers, etc., do not receive any pay at all. We do it to help ourselves more Christ like and follow Christ's example he set for us. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Jacob
Mormons... hmm well as far as I know we are called Mormons (nick-name) because we believe in -The Book Of Mormon- We are called that I suppose its shorter than our full name which is -The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints-. Long and... well a bit long but that's our name. Our teachings are centered around Christ and anyone else who says different is misinformed or is a bit confused. We believe -The Book Of Mormon- to be the word of GOD and it is a second witness to the -Bible- and can be placed side by side with it. We believe in the -Bible- and know it is the word of GOD as well. So the full reason why we are called Mormons is probably because its short and easy to remember, and it is taken from something we as Mormons believe in. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Jacob
So why is it important to take care of our bodies? Why I would think that this would be obvious to even a child of 5. Well as we grow up we learn that drugs are bad. Simple enough statement, well and because we put drugs into ourselves we become unclean in a sense. So a comparison to this would to walk inside a church any church all muddy and making a mess as you go about. This is something you just don't do because for one you might get attacked by a ton of angry people. so the Lord doesn't look kindly upon people who defile their bodies with things that cause harm to them. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Jacob
So to answer this question I would say to have faith or to even develop faith one needs to pray. the cycle of fait and building it is a bit more than just praying. If you believe something act on it, and if you want to know something look for the best examples in that category or act on it your self. either way in order to develop faith one needs to pray because no one can receive spiritual truth without prayer, but one cannot receive an answer either without doing what they can first. One cannot just pray and expect everything to be done for them because that just isn't how it works. In the end faith without works is dead and without the want to get closer to God one has no faith. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Jacob
ok the best way I can compare this is to compare it to a country, then a state, which underneath that are counties, which follow cities, which follow towns etc. so branches are small areas where people can go to church but they have very few members but its not because they have almost no members but usually because there just isn't a whole lot of people in an area. A ward is bigger than a branch and usually are in cities that have a lot of members. a steak house (not a place to eat) is a central core of the wards and branches. together all the wards and branches meet together for a meeting twice a year to basically update people about what's going on everywhere. other than that each ward, branch, and steak house have a congregation of members that attend church weekly. if any one would like to go to one they are more than welcome to attend church. all services are on Sundays. I hope this helps whomever reads this Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Jacob
Why do we? Well because it declares the Everlasting Gospel that's why. It is a great book that testifies of Christ and so dose the Book of Mormon. Just because we have the Book of Mormon doesn't mean that we are getting rid of the bible completely and that we don't believe in it either. I have learned so many things from the Bible and I don't intend to stop reading it just because I have a Book of Mormon. However the Book of Mormon supports the Bible and the bible supports the Book of Mormon so if anything they are like salt and pepper, one cant go anywhere without the other. Show more Show less

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

Jacob
Yes it is true. In the Book of Mormon tells of this and gives an account of what Christ did in the Ancient Americas at the time. One of the many things Christ told his apostles in the Bible before he left was "other sheep I have which are not of this fold" and we believe that the Native American Indians were those people. So another way to put is God loves everyone, so why would he show only the people in the holy land alone the teachings of Christ and his Gospel. The answer is that he loves all his children so he shared his teaching to the Americas so that everyone could have the ability to follow Christ. I don't think God would say ok only these people are allowed to go to heaven and that's it, because God is a God of Love not of anger. Thus yes Christ did come to the Americas. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jacob
as a matter of fact ... no we don't. we help many other people besides our own. we help many other people around the world. our tithing we give is something that contributes to the others in the world. we are not self centered and all but we do take the time to care for others that are in need, we do hep others to the best of our abilities. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Jacob
Well if you believe in the Bible then the real question should be, "why should Christians pay tithing?" This is a simple because it is a commandment from God. We pay tithing as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because when we pay tithing (the 10%) it is more of an act of faith. We are promised blessings and we can accesses those blessings tied to tithing when we pay it. God doesn't need money but when we pay that 10% it is by an act of faith, commitment, and the want to further Gods work here on the earth. Also none of the Money goes to one person, because no one in the church is paid for the service that they do. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Jacob
We do not believe that any of these two points are to be taken lightly. Our stand point is NO we do not support either. One of the many things that is stated in the Bible is that it is a Sacred and Most Holy Ordnance to be married man and woman. I personally do not approve of same sex marriage, or of homosexuality. Eventually everything comes to a conclusion of Love the person Hate the Sin. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jacob
There are no Restrictions on the Race or Color. Any current member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints knows this, and if they don't then they clearly don't understand the teaching they have been taught. Any Worthy man may receive the Priesthood granted they are age 12 and older. Of course there are requirements to obtain it but the invitation is to everyone. I don't what more to say than what I have it is plain and simple. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jacob
Some really cool people that are not of this time but of a older time. The people who wrote the Book of Mormon are the people of the Ancient Americas, the Native Americans. Of course this happened a long time ago but it was written by Prophets of old and with their hands they made a record of Christ's dealings in the Americas. Many people say that Joseph Smith wrote them but like to bring some insight to the table. He did no wright the Book of Mormon but Translated it from its original script with the power of God. Again there are many, many people who wrote the Book of Mormon and they have done their best to keep it preserved for our day so that we may have it. It is not a Replacement for the Bible but more of a buddy. We believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I hope this helps anyone who has been locking for this answer. Show more Show less

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

Jacob
Of course We do. Every time you read about a Prophet not being on the earth bad things happen and there is no such thing as religion in God on the earth. There is however now Religion of God. I Believe that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is the one true church on earth today. this is what I believe to be true and Its Prophet today is Thomas S Monson. Amen! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Jacob
We believe that The Holy Ghost is a Member of the God Head. Now what dose that mean some of you may ask. Well we also believe that the God Head consists of three Individuals. The first would be God himself, the second Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Ghost is the third. The Three are separate individuals but are one in purpose thus it is sometimes hard to understand who is talking at times but when you study the scriptures it is a lot more easier to differentiate them all. The Holy Ghost is a comforter, a testifier of truth, and a teacher. There are many more things to describe the Holy Ghost but the best explanation I can give about him is that he a personage of spirit that guides us all to Jesus Christ who atoned for our sins and in turn guides us to God our Eternal Father. You may ask how do I know the holy ghost is talking to me? well if it is good then it is of him and if it be evil it is not. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jacob
Families are important to us because they are important to God. We believe families are the most important unit in all of any other. We grow learning to do so much in a family, that much is obvious. But many people come from broken homes and from hard past lives as well. Knowing this we need to understand that families are not just blood relations but they can be friends, groups that you know, and other forms of groups of people. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can have families that will become strong and be able to endure even the most troubling situations. This only works because God loves all forms of family and blesses them so long as they are doing their best to come closer to him. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jacob
We believe not only husband and wife can be together forever but their children as well. A good example of this is Adam and Eve. So Adam and Eve were able to live in the Garden of Eden for ever/eternity if they didn't partake of the tree of good and evil. This means God Expected them to be married for an eternity, in this life and the life here after. Marriage is a commandment from God and being married forever I believe is fulfilling that commandment. If we are only married "till death do you part" I feel we aren't keeping this commandment to its fullest. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jacob
Well the simple teachings of Christ is we must have Faith in him, second we have to Repent of our sins, thirdly we need to be Baptized. Christ taught that everyone who lived on earth must be baptized in order to receive the kingdom of God. Christ even set an example by he himself being baptized. If Christ being Holy, Perfect, and Gods only Begotten Son was baptized then how much more reason do us NOT being Holy, Perfect, or a Christ, need to be baptized. We do proxy baptisms for the dead because those people who have died and haven't had the chance to receive the chance to be baptized here on earth. We do it in their stead for them to give them the opportunity to go unto Christ if they so choose. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jacob
My personal Answer is God. But that's may not be the answer you are looking for so I will tell you some history on who God had restore this church on the earth. A 14yr old boy named Joseph Smith restored this church, no all in one day or a year but through his life time. At 14yrs of a boy would not be able to do so. But the Lord started to prepare this young man for the task ahead of him. It is an Experience that he had and he grew up learning about how it was to be run and what important things needed to be done. All of this happened by the hands of the Lord and he has kept watch over its expansion ever sense. Now it is an organization that spans all around the world. This is what we believe and I will stand by it. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Jacob
... well ... It is simply a sensitive subject so ill just lay down the Law No - Sexual relations with someone without marriage No - Homosexual relationships No - Pornography All Sexual Relations should only happen between a lawfully married husband and wife This is all simply put a Law from God and is not to be taken lightly. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Jacob
The law of Tithing... if you don't know this then its time to read the Bible because this is how all churches should finance their operations. The tithe is to help those in need and to further the work of the Lord. Malachi 3:8-10 This is a simple answer but it is how we operate our church and Not a cent goes to the members for pay. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jacob
To simply put it this life is the time we prepare to meet God. We come to this life to Learn and grow. We have the ability to learn good from evil and also to become more like our Farther in Heaven. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Jacob
One who asks this question must read the scriptures a bit more to understand what they are asking. There were other Apostles that were called and were appointed to the 12 that were there. one example is the apostle Matthias who replaces Judas after Judas left this word on his own accord. As well as the apostle Saul who later became known as the Apostle Paul. Cool Right? Well never dose it say in the scriptures that the order and fashion of the 12 Apostles was to be abolished, because the Lord God never commanded it, and if he never did then why should it be? unless interpreted wrong by the eyes of man. We believe however that the proper way the church in the old days was set up is the correct way the church should be set up because Christ set it up in that manner. But we also believe that it was lost due to the rapid death of the Apostles in those days and thus the order of things was lost because man did not want the teachings of Christ at that time. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jacob
In these days we believe in revelation by the spirit of God. Or to better put it simply we believe that God still talks to us today by the Holy Ghost and can lead us to him if we so search for him diligently. So to come to know our heavenly Father you need to do some things first. First is to Pray- no one can receive any Gospel Truth without Prayer. Prayer is the first step. Second act on your prayer- you dont just go to a store and ask for a ice cream-cone and walk away. once you get an answer you need to act on it. in other words pay for the cone before leaving the building. Thirdly- through prayer we receive a confirmation of the spirit which is a feeling of Peace and Joy. many times we receive answers through others but it dosent always work in this manner. the spirit is something that will be very different feeling compared to anything you ever felt. If you need help on figuring this feeling out i would suggest you talk to Mormon Missionaries as they are out and about to share that feeling with the world and much more. and can show you in person what this feeling is and how to act on it. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Jacob
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the one and single most important event in the history of the earth. Its starts from the point of when Christ is talking to God in the Garden of Gethsemane and where the assignment of the Atonement was accepted, all the way to when Christ was resurrected that we all might be resurrected as well. Christ died so that we all might be saved if we but fallow him and gain eternal life which is the greatest of all the gifts of God. Why was this necessary for Christ to die a man who was loved by all and loved by God being the Father of the Begotten Son? We all come short of the Glory of god and no matter how much we repent we will never be good enough to return to our Father in Heaven. Christ's Sacrifice makes it possible for our repentance to qualify for our brothers love that brother being Christ. And in that case Christ becomes the one to stand before God as a lawyer dose before a Judge and say he/she has don all that he can to fallow thee. Spare these my brethren otherwise i will be robbed of my work and labor; this is what Christ dose for us "IF" we repent or rather best said change ourselves for the better and become a better person, because that is what repentance is. change for the better and never go back. It is up to us weather we use this gift and return to our Father in heaven in never ending Joy or put it aside and say "I dont need Christ" and lead ourselves to ruin. Its your Move now what will you do? Show more Show less