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Hi I'm Eric Lopez

Howdy, I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am a musician, a reader, a blogger, and a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play musical instruments! I love learning about Gods plan for us. I'm a musician, artist, an athlete, singer and much more. I love adventuring and the out doors. I'm a huge nerd for science, I'm always think of different sciences when I am out in the wilderness. I also love to read, although I don't get too much into fantasy, but I love history and auto biographies and biographies. I love learning about other people's lives! And I'm a faithful member of the church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints!

Why I am a Mormon

I was not always the devout Mormon that I now am. I was once a heavy skeptic and at times I even openly denied the very existence of God. When I was younger, my mother had contracted breast cancer and this worried my soul greatly. To cope with these feelings that I was having, I often avoided seeing her all together and went to my friends house to mindlessly play video games or watch TV. I would also sleep long hours to avoid people. When participating in home teaching with a church leader, we were discussing the power of prayer, something that I avoided as much as possible, and I was asked how I felt when I prayed for my mother. I was a bit ashamed to admit that I had never prayed for her, thou I did not show it. As time had passed, my mother would receive all kinds of attention from members of the Church. They would bring us food, deserts, labor, love, kindness, attention, and so much more. The most important thing they brought to my family was the Light of Christ. Through them, Christ provided something that we could not provide for ourselves. The following fast and testimony meeting I bore testimony of the truthfulness of the Church. I stood before the congregation with tears flowing through my eyes remembering the love that they had showed us, as I spoke I cried that "I did not once pray for my mother, but you all did." I left the room in tears being filled with the Love of Christ. Through that experience (and many others I cannot fit on this short blog) I realized that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was what it claimed to be. I know this to be true and I will die knowing this truth. I would stand today, as steadfast and quick as I did then, in front of an audience of thousands of people, Mormon or non-Mormon, scrutiny or no scrutiny, and tell them the truthfulness of the Church. Not all the riches in the world would convince me otherwise. I have come to know that the LDS Church is Christ's church restored on earth once again. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect. But I do my best to do my duty to God and my peers. I try to read the scriptures everyday and live an honest life and repay dept that I might owe someone. I fall short sometimes, as all men do. But I do my best to rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ everyday. When I am living my life as close as I can to the Lord, I feel so happy and filled with the spirit. When I am laboring in the work of The Lord, I feel God's presence. I love the Gospel and I have found this to be true. If you have any doubts about the Book of Mormon, I challenge anyone to read it. If you have any doubts about the church, I challenge you to keep moving forward in faith and in learning.

Are Mormons Christians?

Eric Lopez
Keeping up with my blog, I often am accused of not being a Christian. After receiving many emails like this, I opted to find out why people say this. As it turns out they were using a very narrow definition of the word "Christian". The definition, as it turns out, they were using was "someone who reads only the Bible". Obviously because I accept scripture outside the Bible (like the Book of Mormon), I was excluded from their narrow definition of what a member of Christendom could be. To anyone reading this, I would like to point out that my love for the Savior Jesus Christ is innumerable to the amount of stars. I know He lives, I know He loves us, and I know that He lives in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Just because I do not worship a certain way or believe that God and his prophets live only in never-never land, does not mean I am not a Christian. I would like to declare that Mormonism is Christianity and that they go hand in hand. I love the Savior, I know He lives and I know that he died and rose again three days later. The Savior Lives and grants us daily breath. I bear bold testimony of Christ and His Love for us. I say these things in Christ's name Jesus. Amen. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Eric Lopez
The atonement of Jesus Christ our lord is the most significant aspect in not only the church, but not only in my life and in every single other persons life in the entire world. Christ suffered for all of our sins. He suffered every single pain and affliction. He died and rose again. He did this so that we might live again too. He is the Key to Eternal Glory and Salvation. Without Him and His Grace, all mankind would be lost. In the Book of Mormon, it reads "I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell." (2 Nephi 33:6). We must "remember" our Savior. He died so that we might live and be Like Him (Matthew 5:48). God is with us, and with everyone. I know these things to be true. Amen. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Eric Lopez
Polygamy challenged my faith grately in the past. I couldn't wrap my head around God declaring that doctrine to be practiced in these latter-days. "Joseph Smith," I thought to myself, "A polygamist!" But overtime as I continued in both faith and study, I came to realize that other biblical prophets did indeed practiced polygamy. There are many reasons why polygamy was practiced. For one reason, God commanded it and we must obey His command. Other reasons can include raising up a righteous generation. The prophets, such as Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, faith was tested, but they obeyed God's command. Polygamy was regulated by Church leaders and those entering the practice had to have special permission to do so. Today, polygamy is not practiced. We strictly practice the doctrine of monogamy. Those who practice anything but this, will be excommunicated from the Church. Show more Show less