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Hi I'm Taylor

I am a lead guitarist, a baritone soloist, a football lover, and a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, and am very involved in choir and musical theater. I have been playing the guitar for about 12 years, have a band me and my buddies started up, and I love Chinese food. I wear my socks to bed, I love singing baritone ballad solos, and I am all over nice ties. Currently en route to education to be some sort of doctor (anesthesiologist perhaps?) and I love learning. I love making mischief with my gorilla suit and just being a goofball. I love the Book of Mormon and I love this church.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born Mormon, but was not active until I was about 15 years old. I have had to be an example for many people, and through my attempts and efforts to help these people (Mormon and non-Mormon), I gained a personal witness of the truth of the gospel. I have had incredible experiences that have strengthened my testimony that are too outstanding to be called coincidence. I have put loads of effort into this gospel, and I have seen many people put true effort into the gospel as well. I can promise that, if you put a in great effort, having full faith that you will gain something from it, you will receive spiritual treasures of great worth. What do you have to lose? Give it a shot!

How I live my faith

How I see it, it all comes down to the simple principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through a living prophet, God has restored simple truths about the Plan of Salvation, which is centered on the atonement of Jesus Christ, and fulfilled through the restoration of simple gospel principles. Faith in christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end is how I strive to become like Jesus Christ. That is my goal.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Taylor
Commandments from God concerning what we put into our bodies is not anything new. If you think back to the Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar tried to get Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to take of his meat and wine, in which they refused. Under the Law of Moses the Israelites were restricted in what they could eat. What specifically they were commanded to abstain from varied from time to time and differed with circumstances. A revelation was given to Joseph Smith that tells us to abstain from: -Tobacco -Alcohol -Coffee and tea -any harmful or illegal drug In the revelation, the Lord said: "In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation." We can see it today that even though we know these things are harmful to us, some still strongly push the advertising of these things, and for what reason? Money. The Lord doesn't want us sacrificing our ability to choose for ourselves to addictions. How can we feel the prompting and whisperings of the Spirit if we are under the influence of drugs or addiction? We obey this commandment to keep the Spirit with us and to show the Lord what we are willing to give for Him, because He gave all for us. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Taylor
Paul taught that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Christ Himself has said that no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God. So therefore, we must be perfect and spotless to enter the kingdom of God. How do we do that? Through the grace and mercy of Christ! No matter how hard we try, and no matter what we can accomplish in this life, it will never be enough to get us back into our Heavenly Father's presence. We must be purified and changed through the atonement of Christ. We access the atonement and grace of Christ by striving to keep all of His commandments and changing our thoughts, actions, and behaviors to become like Him. We follow His teachings to develop faith in Him, repent, be baptized by priesthood authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. This is how we access the grace of Christ. It is up to us whether or not we choose to be changed by His sacrifice and suffering. He is always extending the gift of grace to us, we just need to reach out and take it. Show more Show less