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Hi I'm Logan Harris

Currently serving in the Mexico City South Mission as a full-time missionary!

About Me

Currently a tull-time missionary in Mexico City. Attended a semester at BYU-Provo before leaving, majoring in Economics and Political Science. Im an avid scripture reader and I love learning as much as possible about the Church and its doctrine. I played rugby for three years in high school, and played soccer for most of my childhood. Tentatively planning on being a lawyer in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i have the earnest desire to return to live with God and I firmly attest that this is the only true Church upon the earth that will get me there. I love feeling and following the Holy Ghost, and basking in His presence is my first and foremost daily goal. As Christ preached, the only way to truly find oneself and be happy is to devote one's time in the service of others. I testify of that principle and that helping our fellow man is the point of this whole great work.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by learning about it primarily. It is difficult for one to follow his or her beliefs when said person has not clearly defined them. I seek more and more knowledge and understanding every day and I constantly attempt to apply and put into practice that which I have learned. I preach by example; I live in such a way that I exemplify Christlike attributes and be a source of help and inspiration to those that are in such need. I try to grant myself enough time and space to fulfil my divinely appointed duties before my temporal ones, which has proved to be a fruitful approach.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Logan Harris
Our new members our baptized for two reasons. One, to symbolize one´s entry into the church, and two to recieve the remission of our sins. As clearly stated in John chapter 3 and Matthew 3 by the Savior´s example, one must be born of water and of the Spirit to be received into the kingdom of God. The difference between our baptismal proceedings and those our other faiths is that our baptism is valid, effected by one holding authority and chosen of God (Hebrews 5:4). Though a man be baptized a hundred times it availeth him nothing, unless it is performed in the way that God has prescribed in His scriptures. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Logan Harris
The term is mostly applied out of ignorance, seeing that the term "cult" is widely unknown to the general population. To those that do apply it in the correct sense, they do so believing that we are somehow a radical mutination of Christianity. Upon further and more careful inspection one realizes that we are indeed not a cult, and do not deserve the demeaning label in the least aspect. We believe and sustain Jesus Christ and our Savior and Redeemer and firmly ascertain that we are in fact the only church that complies with the teachings presented in the Holy Scriptures. 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.

Logan Harris
In Ephesians chapter 4 it states that Christ, the head of the church, established it with apostles, prophets, etc. According to the literary canon there has yet to be a revelation from God that the utilization of prophets and apostles ceased to be necessary. 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?

Logan Harris
As stated in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, our body is a gift from God that has been bought with a price-the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Showing disrespect for our bodies is en essence showing disrespect and a lack of thankfulness for the sacrifice of our Savior. Also, the Holy Ghost cannot reside in unholy temples, be they literal temples or the temples that are our bodies. We are to maintain ourselves spiritually AND physically pure in order to receive salvation. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Logan Harris
We believe that according to our works and the grace of God that we may reach eternal life, which is "the greatest of all of the gifts of God." Eternal life is to know God and Jesus Christ personally and become like them. Romans chapter 8, verses 16 and 17 are explicitly clear in terms of our spiritual destiny. We are co-heirs with Christ, and therefore entitled to all of the blessings that He has received according to our obedience to the commandments of God. Eternal life is to know and become like Christ, in a very literal sense. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Logan Harris
No one is required to do anything in the church, with missionary service not being an outlier. It is encouraged by God that all of the worthy males serve missions, as it is our duty, but service is completely voluntary. It is also encouraged that young women serve missions, although not as fulfilment of their duty, rather an expression of their desire to serve God. One chooses to serve a mission, and is not and should not be obligated in any which way or form. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Logan Harris
We proselyte for two reasons, one being that the Lord commanded us to do so in the end of Matthew´s gospel. Secondly, because we recognize that the best way for one to grow and become more familiarized with his or her beliefs is to share them. As stated by the popular phrase, "you do not know something until you are able to teach it to someone else." Otherwise it is because we, as Lehi, having tried this fruit, have the desire to share it with our brethren. We know and testify that this is the only path that will conduce us to salvation and the only way that produces lasting happiness in our lives. Show more Show less

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

Logan Harris
We are asked to do so because God has asked us to, which traces as far back as Abraham. Also as stated in Malachi chapter three, if we do not pay our tithings we are robbing God, seeing as all that we have is His anyway. The commandment has remained not because God is economically dependent on us, but because He wants to give us the opportunity to show our faith in Him and receive blessings. The correct way to view tithing would not be money lost, but blessings gained. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Logan Harris
We believe that baptism is an essential ordinance, reinforced by the teachings contained in John chapter 3 and in the scriptural canon in general. Seeing as a wide number of individuals lived without coming to the knowledge of the Gospel, it is only fitting that a just God would provide them a way to participate in the same blessings that we receive as baptized persons. By performing proxy baptisms we do not procure to take away or limit free agency, rather to provide the option for unbaptized persons to enter into the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less