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Hi I'm Martin

I grew up in the church in Norway. I'm an apiring author, currently serving a mission in Norway. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Martin. I am a norwegian, and I'm currently serving a mission in Norway. Oh the irony. That being said, I have enjoyed my time here so far. As far as hobbies go... I like lots of things. On the top of the list would however be writing. I love to write. It really gives me the chance to vent out my creativity, which I seem to have an overabundance of. I haven't really written any books yet, but I intend to start one when I get home from my mission. So far I have written a couple of short stories, but have not published anything as of yet. My dream job would be to become a successful author. When it comes to other hobbies, like I said, I like lots of things. I enjoy computer games, movies, tv-series. I love music, both listening to and playing. I can play guitar, piano and the baritone or tuba, which then enables me to play the trumpet or similar horn instrument that are played the same way. That being said, I'm not super good at any of them, so I play mostly for my own enjoyment. I also enjoy playing sports. I'd have to say that my favourite sports would have to be Innebandy(not sure what it's called in english, but it's a form of land hockey), American Football(which I used to play here in Norway, but like everything, it's ridiculously expensive here), and Badminton.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is because this is really the only church that makes sense. Allow me to explain: I look around at churches nowadays and see them twisting, bending or even breaking doctrine that is clearly stated in the bible in order to keep its members comfortable. Many Churches nowadays say, for instance, that marriage between two men, or two women is acceptable, even if it says in Matthew 19:4 "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female." Or some churches say that through belief in Christ alone, you are saved, even though James clearly states in James 2:14-26 that "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." In Hebrews 13:8 it says that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Does it not then make sense that his church would be the same yesterday, today, and forever? Our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is the same church that Jesus Christ ordained on the earth during his earthly ministry. Never changing, never wavering. I have a testimony, and I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father. I know that He sent his son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins, and that through His atonement, we may return to our Heavenly Father and recieve the fullness of his blessings. I know that the true church of Jesus Christ was restored on the earth by the prophet Joseph Smith, and that through Peter, James and John, Joseph smith recieved the holy priesthood authority of God, which then was restored once again to the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that combined with the teachings of the Bible, it gives us the fullness of the Gospel. I know that this church is true, that it is the church that Chirst ordained on the earth, and that it will be the same church tomorrow, and forever. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Currently, I would have to say that the way I best live my faith right now is by being on a mission. So far, it has really been a blessing in my life and it is something that has helped me strengthen my relationship with Jesus Christ. Before my mission I would teach and act as a mentor to the youth of the church, and would play a part in their spiritual growth. I live my faith by every day trying my best to become more like Christ, by developing Christlike attributes.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Martin
No, we worship God the Father, and His son Jesus Christ. Yet we believe Joseph Smith to be a prophet of the Lord, just as all who came before him, and those who have been since his passing. We do not worship Joseph Smith any more than we would any other prophet in the Bible, or Thomas S. Monson today. But as with all prophets, we respect him, and reverence him as an instrument of the Almighty, and heed his advice, warnings and doctrines. Show more Show less