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Hi I'm Chad Wilson

I have an ambitious nature. Music is my passion. I enjoy anything athletic. I adore my family. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

There are a lot of things that define me in my life. Probably the largest denominator is my family. My family is center to my life. I believe that I am with them for a reason. I am an identical twin, and there is NOTHING as strong as the bond between my brother and I. Because I believe family relationships can perpetuate beyond the grave as we live the commandments of God, it is important, despite differing views within my family, for me to maintain those strong relationships with them. My passion is Music. I've been a musician since I can remember. I started formally participating in ensembles and musical groups when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and it has continued til the present day. Music communicates feelings and thoughts in such an intimate and personal way. It is a way to communicate those things that cannot be contained in language. I am an aspiring composer, and I hope one day to create scores for various entertainment arts (Musical Theatre, Movies, Games, etc.). I believe that it is important to take care of our bodies, and although it's difficult at times to maintain the greatest diet, or make a habit of exercise, I am driven to help my body to become stronger and healthier. I love to work out, play sports, or do anything of an althletic nature. I enjoy hiking, climbing, and camping. Lastly, I am fascinated by people. God created all of us, we are his children. We are all so different, yet we have the same divine potential.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But there was a time where I was disenthused with Organized Religion. I was convinced that if there was a true church on this earth than it would manifest itself to me. I waited, and watched. I was very deeply conflicted. The conflict arose that the faith that I had grown up with was being shaken and shattered by the experiences of life. I didn't feel that I had received a witness from my Heavenly Father regarding whether or not there was a true Church. For a long time, I didn't go to church. My belief in God was tarnished. I started to look to other things for happiness in my life. Constructs of man. Science and philosophy became the ideaology that was a scapegoat of truth. I became somewhat bitter, and sceptical because of the truth that I was not recognizing in my life. I had a number of experiences in my life that led me to start to wonder, ponder and comtemplate things that I hadn't necessarily given thought beforehand. Elder David A. Bednar, an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Mormon Message "Patterns of Light" describes how we can receive revelation in our lives. While I was contemplating the dark circumstances that I was trying to overcome in my life, I had recognized that there were many different times where evidence of God's hand in my life had been hiding right under my nose. After having many conversations with friends and loved ones, I had concluded that I needed to take a leap of faith in order to receive the fullness of direction and revelation that had been entitled to me. And so I took a leap of faith, and I felt the most exquisite feeling of love and approval from my Heavenly Father. The only way that I can describe the feelings and impressions I was receiving is that it was pure love from Him. I know that God loves us, and that we are his children nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things. (1 Nephi 11:17)

How I live my faith

I live my faith by recognizing two things: Life is an adventure! We came here to learn, to grow, and to experience things. There are times in our lives when we experience circumstances that we don't necessarily enjoy. Other times we experience absolute euphoria! For us to comprehend things everything must have an opposite. In order to know happiness, we must know what it is like to be sad. This is the way we learn. I believe that we have to experience all things in order to understand the nature of our Heavenly Father. We are all children of him. Which means we are all born with a potential to become like him. We are all born with traits that he has, and we are all born with things that make us unique. So this life is the time for us to prepare everything that we need to have joy in this life and the life to come. This life is meant to be enjoyed, but like every good thing in life there must be a balance. Much like any game in sports, there are rules, and boundaries. These allow for us to have purpose and identity. They give meaning to the things that we do, our objectives, our passions, our appetites. Thus, in order to compete successfully in this life, we must be obedient to those rules. Secondly, this life is a life of process. There is proof in the processes of life. Everything is made up of processes. So the way we learn and grow should be no different! As we learn and grow, we need to be patient with ourselves. When we make mistakes, we need to be patient with ourselves. When we just can't stand the thought of moving through the next chapter of adversity in our lives, we need to be patient with ourselves. We will not be perfect at any given thing right away. It takes an enormous amount of effort and focus to gain skill or ability in any given pursuit. Christ commands that we become perfect, just like him, but it is a process. So be patient with yourself!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Chad Wilson
Jesus Christ has payed the ultimate price for all our sins. He payed this price in full. We call his sacrifice for us "the Atonement." Therefore, when we make the promise to our Heavenly Father, through the ordinance of baptism, that we will take the name of Christ upon us, stand as witnesses of Him, and keep His commandments, we are saved through the Atonement of Christ. It is only by the grace of Jesus Christ that we may be saved, because it is by His Atonement that we can be reconciled with our Heavenly Father. We cannot pay our Savior back for the gift that he has given us. What we can do is show a great appreciation for that gift. We can use his Atonement to become reconciled with God the Father. Christ said, "If you love me keep my commandments." (John 14:15) His commandments require work on our part. They require us to make choices to live life at a higher level. To live a standard that will help us access the grace of His Atonement, and will help us to become clean so that we can receive the greatest gifts that our Heavenly Father wants to give to us. We are all saved by His grace. It is only by His grace that we can be saved, but we must also be changed by grace. We must be changed by His sacrifice so that we will feel comfortable living in His presence again. As we make choices to make these changes in our lives, we will be changed by His grace. Then we will be ready to receive all that has been promised by our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less