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Hi I'm Kyle Muir

I grew up in California, I am studying electrical engineering at Cal Poly. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of three, and I am studying electrical engineering, though currently I am taking a leave of absence to serve a mission in Chile. I have about a month before my departure date, and I couldn't be more excited to go!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and so I started building a testimony early in my life, and have had many wonderful spiritual experiences in my life. Through plenty of prayer and scripture study my testimony has remained strong in the church. I know this church is true, that Jesus Christ died that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Of course, I go to church every Sunday, taking the Sacrament and learning in Sunday School. Beyond that, I am going to be volunteering at the storehouse in the temple.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Kyle Muir
I just wanted to answer a question a bit more specific than this one. "I was baptized in another church, was my baptism valid?" There are four points I would like to explain first before I give the answer. 1. Immersion - Jesus was baptized by immersion. We Mormons try to follow the example of Jesus as best we can by being baptized by immersion as well. 2. Proper authority - Jesus specifically went to John the Baptist to get baptized not only because John the Baptist was a good person, but because he had the proper priesthood authority. We believe that said authority was lost for a long time then restored through Joseph Smith, the first Latter Day prophet, so our church is the only one with the proper priesthood authority to baptize. 3. Confirmation - There are two parts to baptism. Baptism by water, immersion, and baptism by "fire" or the gift o the Holy Ghost. Without the gift of the Holy Ghost, the baptism is incomplete. 4. Age o Agency - Baptism is for those who understand fully the difference between right and wrong. Baptism only functions and is necessary for people eight and older. So if your question is "Is my baptism valid?" then my question is "Have you been baptized by immersion, by the proper priesthood authority, received the gift o the holy ghost, all at the age of at least eight?" I not, you tell me if your baptism was valid. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Kyle Muir
I like the word "Restored" better than "Founded," because after all, this is the SAME CHURCH that Jesus Christ set up back in 1st century AD! So, the Church of Jesus Christ was RESTORED through the first latter-day prophet, Joseph Smith, hence the name: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Kyle Muir
Pretty much the same reason we believe in the Book of Mormon! It's full of eternal, divine truth and wisdom that you really just can't find in other books! The writings therein are of holy prophets called of God. A better question would be why SHOULDN'T we believe in the Bible? Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Kyle Muir
If you had two children, one who lived in the middle east and the other in the americas, would you love your child in the middle east more? Regardless of your personal answer, the answer of our Heavenly Father, who is perfect, is no! Therefore, he sent his son Jesus Christ to the Americas as well, and the Book of Mormon is our record and evidence of this. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kyle Muir
No! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kyle Muir
We offer the dead the opportunity of baptism for the same reason we offer it to the living. Show more Show less