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Hi I'm Elder David Jones

I grew up in Utah. I aspire to be a physician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy attending scouting and youth activities, particularly ones necessitating large amounts of physical exercise (even when I, myself, am not in the best of shape). I read a lot of fictional books and have a keen interest in ones of the horror genre with Stephen King being my principle favorite. I am interested in the development of higher vocabularies and education in the areas of theology, politics, philosophy, and medicine. I also enjoy gross anatomy labs and am fascinated by the human form.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel Christ's love no-where else nor have I seen any other organization have such a profound, transformational affect on its members as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does. Perhaps this is not the elaborate and elegant answer one is looking for but it is my testimony and the foundation of my faith

How I live my faith

I was previously the 1st assistant to the in my ward's priest quorum, which means I bless the sacrament. I have now been called to serve a full-time mission in Deutschland and actually leave today, the 30th of July. I really enjoyed hometeaching but my most prized calling was the execution of fast offering collection. I enjoy strolling about the neighborhood, enjoying the natural views and fresh air, and conversing with the delightful people on my route.

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

Elder David Jones
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is more or less Christ's Gethsemanaic and Golgothan sacrifice to assure us the possibility of returning to our Heavenly Father whereas before circumstances ensured such fortune could never occur. "No unclean thing can dwell with God"; though I do not understand it fully I know that to be in the presence of an eternal being such as Elohim we must be entirely free of sin but since each of us has invariably sinned at one time or another, consciously or otherwise, none of us deserves to be with him. THAT IS, however, until Christ made up the difference. Heavenly Father is like a judge, enforcing judgement on a humanity unable to pay the debt of its collective and individual transgression. Justice must be satisfied and a penalty incurred. We however, in our pathetic plight, beg forgiveness of the charge that we might know celestial glory even while we have not earned it. You see the conflict however, for how can both Justice and Mercy be satisfied. That is the Savior's purpose: to act as a Mediator. He lived a perfect life without sin, qualifying him for the liberated and singular position of being able to bear the sins of men and thereby determine their fate. Because he took upon Him all of our sins (and thereby incur the penalty of justice) we don't have to suffer the consequences on the condition that we surrender our sins and submit to His Gospel. He satisfies the demands of Justice and yields the gift of Mercy. He did so because he loves us :) Show more Show less