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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a reader. I love reading both my scriptures and any well-written fantasy. I'm also an author, a cookie fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, and lived there most of my life until moving out to Virginia to attend school at Southern Virginia University. When I was a junior in high school, two things happened that really set the stage for the rest of my life. The first is I took a business English class with the intent to get through the class and be done with English. However what happened with that and why it affected my life is that I had a teacher who who loved the English language. She inspired me and because of her, I came to love the written word, so much so that I took an additional English course from her and upon starting college, I made English my major. The second event that affected my life was my personal decision to learn where I stood with God. Even though I had been raised in the church, I knew that I could no longer rely on what others said about the church. I knew I had to learn for myself whether or not the church was true. I studied my scriptures, prayed, and had faith that I would receive my answer. In time, I received a witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that the church was true. I know that I am a child of God, and I know that He loves me. Some fun facts about me is that I like strawberries and going to church. I'm currently learning how to play the piano and one day I hope to be sufficiently proficient so as to play the hymns.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I chose to remain faithful to the Mormon (aka the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) religion for the reason that I prayed and learned for myself that this church is true. I am also Mormon (aks LDS) for the reason that by living this gospel, I have a peace and happiness that cannot be found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

A prophet from the Bible says in James 2:18, "Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works." In Alma, a book of scripture from the Book of Mormon, a prophet says that faith is not a perfect knowledge (Alma 32:27). I live my faith by doing what God has asked me to do; even though I do not have a full understanding right now of why. I trust that God loves me, and I trust that because He loves me, He wants the best for me. I have faith that He is wiser than I, and that what He has asked me to do [read my scriptures daily, pray frequently, and go to church] really are for my good. .

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mormons revere and love the Bible. I've read both the Book of Mormon and the Bible all the way through and I know that both books are Holy Scripture given to us by God through His prophets. The Bible stands as the first witness or testament that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Father, and the Book of Mormon is a second witness or Testament of Jesus Christ. Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of Jesus Christ--they do not contradict each other, rather they build upon and support each other in their testimony of Christ. I Know the Book of Mormon is true, and I know that the Bible is true. I have come to know through experience that reading them together has and will draw me closer to God, and I know that if you read both the Bible and Book of Mormon, you will continue to draw closer to God. Show more Show less