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Hi I'm Bradley

I'm a Texan, student, brother, son, uncle, aspiring writer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Texas! I'm a college student at Utah State University, studying Social Studies and English! I hope to one day become a high school History or English teacher. I have a sister and two brothers, and I'm 22 years old. I also enjoy writing and hope to one day become a professional writer. I enjoy reading, watching a good movie, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel. I was raised in the church, but really gained my own testimony for myself when I went off to college. Without my parents to depend on, I was free to stay home from church, not read the scriptures, and do whatever I wanted. I was involved in Institute (gospel study class for young adults) and my ward at church. I soon realized that by being an active part of this church, and therefore being active in the Gospel, I found a source of comfort, joy, friendship, and peace. As time went on, I eventually grew to fully (or at least decently) understand the doctrine behind this gospel and, quite frankly, it just makes sense. Any concerns or questions I had were answered. I guess you could say "I'm a Mormon" because I know that this is Christ's church, and I know that by living this gospel, I can become the best possible person I can ever become. I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to keep the commandments and loving my Savior. I attend church every week to worship and strive to make scripture study and prayer a vital part of my life! I love serving others and try to any time I can!

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Bradley
The Bible is the Word of God. With both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, we have a more full view of The Lord's Gospel and what He's trying to teach us. All scripture is ordained of God for our benefit (2 Tim 3: 16-17), and we can grow closer to Him by reading them. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Bradley
Everyone needs to be baptized. People that are born in the church typically get baptized at 8 years old, which is the age that they understand "right" and "wrong." (It's pretty hard to sin when you're only 4 years old.) If people over the age of 8 have a desire to be baptized, that is, to follow Jesus Christ, take his name upon them, and have his Spirit with them, then we baptize them into our church once they have been taught and understand the importance of the ordinance. Show more Show less