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Hi I'm Jordan Chad Tanner

I am a musician, student, and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I stem from Ogden, Utah. I love music. I started to seriously learn the guitar by playing Metallica songs with my friend Ty when we were in Jr. high & high school. I like to write and perform music. Something about singing into a microphone is moving to me. I have incredible family and friends. I love to learn new things, and spend my time making memories. I'm somewhere between a city boy and a mountain man. I'm a social introvert!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ personally leads this church. I also know that I have never seen or felt such joy as I have in this faith. At times my testimony of this gospel & church was weak but I can strongly say that I know it is true & divine. I have studied & tried my faith again & again. It has been confirmed to me countless times through God's Spirit. Through my studies, I know the Book of Mormon is true, along-side the Bible. More blessings await us in God's kingdom than anywhere else on earth. I have felt God's love, The Spirit of God, & the love of others here more than anywhere else on my search for happiness. That is only a small part of what I could say about the joy that is here. I am a Mormon because of the joy & truth that is to be found in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try my best to be a "doer of the word & not [a] hearer only" (James 1:22). So I guess what that means to me is I try to follow Christ as best I can. When I learn of Christ it motivates me more & more to do His works & serve God's children. I am currently a missionary serving in Germany. This gives me the opportunity to serve full-time, studying and living my Faith. There isn't a more satisfying work. I also like to share my faith through music. I think that is a great way to speak to people in a way that is different than anything else. I try my best to be a light to those who are looking for The Light.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jordan Chad Tanner
There are not. An official declaration of the Church states, “every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” Another example is found in the Bible: 34 ¶Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. (New Testament, Acts, Acts 10) One more statement from the Book of Mormon states it very well: 33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile. (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi, 2 Nephi 26) Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jordan Chad Tanner
Of course. I'm clueless actually of why this is a question. Christ actually leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We love, follow & accept Him as our Savior, Redeemer, advocate with The Father & the literal Son of God. As Mormons we learn & do our best to follow Christ's gospel and teachings. We believe, agree with & follow the New Testament. I like this verse from the Book of Mormon in partly explaining the message of the book & of our faith in Christ, The only begotten of The Father: 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi, 2 Nephi 25) Christ suffered for the pains, sorrows, afflictions and sins of all people and died on the cross as an atonement for all mankind. Through Christ's atonement we will not only all receive resurrection of our physical bodies, but those who accept Christ & His teachings will qualify for His Grace & will be saved from sin in the kingdom of God. 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.

Jordan Chad Tanner
I think the easy way to answer is to say that God said so. Our church is unique in the fact that it isn't based on interpretations, theories or ideas, but rather on truth, revelation & God's will. However, in Ephesians 4, it says (speaking of Christ): 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; The key thing to note is "til we all come to a unity of the faith". There is almost the opposite of a unity of faith in the Christian world today. So in that spirit and in the spirit of Acts chapter 1, we have always twelve apostles to lead Christ's church through revelation "that we...be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" Christ therefore being our "chief cornerstone", guiding His work (Eph 2:20). Show more Show less