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Hi I'm Jacob Edgar Thomas

Yes, I am a Mormon, a member, and follow Christ's True Church. I try to live God's way everyday, and I feel His love for doing so.

About Me

I was born in the church. Was going through the follow of a member most of my life. Changed when I really was reading and pondering the scriptures in high school and applying to what they teach about being a good person in our own lives. I tested out the "key stone" that is important to The Church and is testified as a book from God called The Book of Mormon. Read the book and finished it within 4 years (9th-12th grade), that's how much I like reading; but I felt more peace and love within my life, with family and with others around me. I did as the book asked me to do in pray in and with desire and preparation to receive revelation if this is from God. I felt nothing from it; no "still and small voice" from the Spirit. But... I was impressed in thought and mind that this book was not made by men nor a man, especially from a man (Joseph Smith) who only knew how to farm and had a 3rd grade education and then manage to create a church that some how has been lasting for almost 200 years. The book also testified so much from the lives in the book and what they taught: (1) to be good and (2) seek good from Father of Heaven through Only His Begotten Son. It was that simple to me from the Spirit that came from heaven and be brought back up to our time for proof that God Almighty lives and loves everyone. He does care, and The Book of Mormon, with and like the Bible, is something to test for ourselves. I feel happy His Church can help us reach the heights to what we can become.

Why I am a Mormon

The scriptures speak the truth, both The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon, of The Savior, without these records... there would be no knowing of God's love and His Son's Gospel to all of us. I learned and know it to be true and I do say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

By living what Heavenly Father set for us, His laws and commandments, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Jacob Edgar Thomas
Faith is an action, not just in words and expressions (James 2: 17, 18, & 26). Showing actions of faith is a living expression towards God by following Christ The Son's path, which He is also know as The Exemplar (The Book of Mormon: Mosiah 2: 17). Say for example, being charitable with everyone as best as a individual, not by quantity of how many people you helped, but by quality of doing your best everyday to be a good person (Colossians 3:14; 1 Corinthians 13: 4, 8, & 13 ). Jesus is The Example of how to live a life of love, give what we can give of time and supply, to everyone who is around the one who carries The Light (The Book of Mormon: Moroni 7: 44-47; Mosiah 4: 19-21). When helping one person is helping The Lord (Matthew 25: 20). Charity is one of the many roots to bring forth the mustard seed of faith and to receive spiritual fruit by doing spiritual things and then receiving the spirit of revelation, which is joy and happiness, to overcome hardships with Jesus Christ, who Atoned for everyone, including both you and me (Matthew 17: 20 & 21; The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 2: 6-8). Faith in The Father and His Son can help us to grow in measures of stature, to love ourselves of who we really are. I am one, like many, at times that look down upon myself when I do commit a sin and feel ashamed to let myself be low; that's when we can inquire faith of comforting in heart and mind to God through Jesus by The Spirit, to have power from Them to make a change of our lives. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jacob Edgar Thomas
Jesus Christ is known as a lot of things: Messiah, Savoir, Redeemer, Advocate, and so on; that's a lot of nick names, if I do say so myself. But, the most important name, to me, is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, because that just shows also of who God, who Jesus proclaim that He has come from, really is The Father, who loves everyone and is The Creator of us all. We believe The King James version of The Holy Bible, which is self explanatory of Jesus The Lord and of our beliefs of His life, ministry, The Atonement, death, and resurrection. And Christ taught us how we can know Him and our purpose in God's plan as His children. There's a doctrinal pattern we live, called The Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is what people are invited to live and act, and members who continue to live it: Faith in God, Jesus Christ and His Son's Atonement; Repentance of our sins by living and keeping commandment of God; Baptism by immersion for the remission of sin by one having authority by those who are called of God; The Gift of The Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by those who have the priesthood of God to have the constant and continual companionship of The Spirit and blessings that come from The Holy Spirit; And Endure to the End of this life by giving mind, heart, strength, and soul to God as a offering to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ (John 3:16,3,5,&22; 2 Nephi 31:13&20) By following The Restored Gospel of Christ, we receive all the great promises from God (2 John 1:9). Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jacob Edgar Thomas
Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Grace is a given gift; we ourselves can't save someone nor ourselves without something that is eternal, powerful, and higher then us to bring us up to high of light and truth, that is why God's Son is central to the Plan of Salvation of all mankind(Colossians1:12-14;2 Nephi 25:16). Just like a gift(for example:a toy) that was given to you to play with it and to take good care of it, as told by your parents(or a commandment of God), if you use the given Grace right and apply to our lives constantly, life as a person and child of God will increase in growth of all things good that come because of Christ(Moroni 10: 6 & 18) and our weaknesses of sins will become strengths of faithful works that can help others by first having faith in Jesus and His Father in our lives(Ether12:6&27). And like a gift, if miss used or committing something to not have the privilege to have it, can be taken from us; Jesus Christ took our sins but not our responsibility to change(Matt26: 28). That is why He and all the prophets before and after Him said to repent so we can have the Atonement apply to us and be clean in joyfulness with our Savior, otherwise we'll feel no change and even decease to what Satan wants us to be at his level; that's is the great importance of repentance(Luke12: 1-5). A great principle about Grace is that, when we realize, God feels how we feel, then can we start our reconnection with Him and feel Christ's sacrifice(2Cor7:9-11&8:9). Show more Show less