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Hi I'm Robert

I was born is Santa Barbara County, California, raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I grew up skateboarding. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up with some religion but barely. When I was in middle school I started skateboarding with my friends and would skate all the time all the way until a few years after high school. I am now 23 and do not skate anymore though. I like to do things that are fun and I can hang out with people and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I had a friend who handed me the bible open to the book of Matthew and she told me to read it so I read it. I became fascinated by scripture and began to read the bible from time to time. About a year later I came across some missionaries and they gave me a Book of Mormon. I also became fascinated by the book and felt a degree of the Holy Spirit I have never felt. I must have read that book nearly everyday for a few months until I came across some more missionaries and they started teaching me and I became a member. I am a Mormon because this church has given me all the tools I need to do good in this life which also includes helping others do good in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just being the best person I can be. I love the fact that I have been given an opportunity to serve others because it makes me feel good. I like to be happy so since my faith has given me much happiness I have the ability to make others happy.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Robert
After Jesus Christ was crucified and gave authority to the Apostles to carry on the work the church began to grow but so did its persecuters who eventually killed many of the apostles and disciples of the church. Since the authority that Jesus gave to man was being killed off the earth the church light began to dim until eventually it burnt out. This event is know as the Apostasy and is foretold by prophets and apostles in the bible. One example is Paul's letter to the Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3). We can see this by looking at history. Has there been any Apostles or Prophets since those days? Those keys did not continually move on because they were persecuted and killed. Therefore there needed to be a restoration of the Lord's church. Joseph Smith was called to be the first prophet to restore the Lord's church but this time to no more be taken from the earth. The Apostle Peter prophesied of the "restitution of all things" before Christ's Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). Thus we believe in the restoration of the fulness of the gospel. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Robert
We must have faith in Christ for he is the one appointed that should lead us to eternal life and back to our Father in Heaven. Christ taught us that no man cometh unto the Father but by him. He also taught us that we should do good unto all men. So we must have faith that by doing these things we may be happy and find joy. Faith requires action so we must learn these things and then do them. Faith is important because its the only thing that makes us do anything in the first place because we have faith that it will work out. We should place our faith in Christ because he can show us great happiness. Show more Show less