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Hi I'm Mac

Now a retired dentist-orthodontist, I'm a husband & father of 8, a grandfather of 36 and great-grandfather of 25 – and a Mormon.

About Me

Religion is important in our family, because early on I discovered things that few are aware of while searching for answers to: Where was I before this life? What is the purpose of this life? and Where do we go after death?, I found the answers to these questions in the teachings of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” (commonly known as the Mormon Church). The amazing mountain of evidence of the truth of that church's explanations startled me. I searched and researched it for myself and by myself, and was awestruck. I don't try to instruct others on how I went about finding answers for myself, for each of you must also search for yourself and by yourself despite all attempts by others to convince, persuade or dissuade you. For it to be of value, you must do it on your own.

Why I am a Mormon

WHY I AM A MORMON We both served as missionaries before marriage with the sole purpose of explaining only to those, asking to know what our church really practices and believes, as opposed to the fictional myths fabricated to deceive. Through our lives together, we have served in positions in the Church giving service to others, as well as volunteering our gratis time to community service endeavors. (And our children follow suite.) After retirement from professional endeavors, my wife and I in our old age, as some would think, have served two full time missions together under quite extraordinary circumstances, with out pay or any compensations, like our first missions. The greatest gift we offer to you readers now is hope. Hope of the real possibility that you can find much greater happiness for your lives through the Church of the Savior, and as the name of His church testifies, He is Jesus Christ whom we worship as the Redeemer to the entire world, and through Him only all of us will realize true happiness. To follow Christ’s teachings and obey His commandments, we encouraged you to participate in a few discussions that will introduce you to basic principles of Jesus' teachings. To receive Church representatives about becoming a member Go to: www.mormon.org/missionaries

How I live my faith

The failures I've been as well as the successes, I owe to either indifference or adherence to Church teachings and advice, and the same happened to our children, but with an advantage my spouse and I didn't have, for not only did we live a life of sufficient example, but we carefully taught them precepts in early life that helped them avoid the number of failures we suffered, giving them an extra boost into their many successes. Moreover, they have lived liquor free, tobacco free, addiction free, abuse free and divorce free lives full of happiness and joy, absent awful turmoil so common in our midst, and as we look around us in the Church, we are hardly unique, there are many – another huge mountain of telling evidence of vast importance.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Mac
NO PAID PREACHERS? As a younger man I often wondered why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had to put up with so many foolish writings about it. Everywhere I turned I discovered another silly article or section in a religious magazine, a TV preachers sermon, or a completely unsubstantiated story so ridiculous it trampled common sense. Then, it dawned on me the bible scriptures forbid using true religion for personal gain or fame in the least way, to say nothing of receiving a salary, or living quarters and food. The ancient prophets, apostles and all other officials and members in the churches of Jesus Christ and God the father were forbidden to charge, for, to do so constituted theft and living a lie – two major sins. So, where should our search begin for a church directed by nonprofessionals that does not practice “priestcraft,” defined as practice of church leadership to get gain and fame to indulge in selfish worldliness. I knew at a much younger age that our bishop didn't get paid, and furthermore worked a job to support his family. Yes, I believed I was a member of such a church. Now, as an old curious man, I continue failing to find another church similar to the Mormon Church. To follow Christ’s teachings and obey His commandments, we encouraged you to participate in a few discussions that will introduce you to basic principles of Jesus' teachings. To receive Church representatives about becoming a member Go to: www.mormon.org/missionaries Show more Show less