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Hi I'm Gregory Fenton

I love technology, some hoops every now and again can't ever hurt. I spend way too much time with video games, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I really love technology, music, and art! Music is one of my greatest passions, but I'm planning on being a graphic designer when I get home because I'm not good enough with music to be a performer, haha! As of now (2017) I've been playing piano for 12(?) years (not like I remember) and I started playing cello when I was 11 and have sung here and there. As for art I'm more of just a hobbyist although I really appreciate good art, whether it be graphic art, paintings, or sketches (that's about all I can do is sketch, haha!). I also love computers and technology! I also want to look into various other things and look for some sort of arts college, but it's not a concrete plan yet. One thing I want to do as well is to learn some languages. I never learned a language in high school, but I want to travel so I want to learn some languages: Spanish, French, German, and maybe some Asian language(s) like Hebrew or Japanese. I built my own computer a while ago and it still runs so I guess I did good! It's really not hard, but I'm not much when it comes to the software and programming and stuff. I'm not a very extroverted guy. There are days I would go on for hours and not say a word if I could. I'm also a very scatter brained person and VERY forgetful. I stress very easily.

Why I am a Mormon

I originally was only went to church because my parents told me to, or because everybody else was doing it. But as time went by and times got tough and as people started to go their own way, I started drifting away as well. I wasn't being as obedient as I could have been. Later I found myself in a pretty stressful situation mentally and spiritually. I finally decided it was time to repent, to change for the better. Now I can say with conviction that I'm not a 'Mormon' just because it's what is expected of me, but since I've read and prayed about whether the Book of Mormon is true. I don't ever try to rule anything out at all just because I'm biased. Rather, when I read the scriptures I read through it with an open mind and try to see how people of many different religions and stages of life might interpret it. I'm not perfect at it, but because of this way of studying I have an appreciation and understanding for those around me that aren't of the same religious backgrounds.

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving a mission helping others to come closer to Jesus Christ, not to baptize the whole world to be a Mormon because if that were our mission then we'd be failing pretty bad wouldn't we? haha! That's what I do all day every day. I try to be loving and understanding as well. If people don't want what I'm offering that's a choice they make and I'm not going to push the issue. I'm not perfect and never will I claim to be, I can only say that I try my best and that's all that God asks of any of us.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Gregory Fenton
Much like other religions, we believe in the law of the tithe. It is a necessary sacrifice to keep the church running since nothing can be done without income. However, the church leaders such as Bishops and even the Apostles do not get paid by the church, they do it out of love for the Church and for the Lord, the Prophet and the Twelve do not hoard the money. It is used to build the Kingdom of God on earth with temples and churches. Show more Show less

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

Gregory Fenton
I have a very logical and mathematical way of thinking so I'll use that to explain. There is a very particular mathematical logic called 'Necessary and Sufficient'. It goes something like this, say you want to take a road trip across the country. There are certain things you absolutely need; a vehicle, an operator's ID (Driver's license), food and water or ways/means to get them, enough gasoline to make the trip and/or means to get some, and a place to sleep at night. All these are absolutely necessary for the trip, but you can have all of these and still not be making a trip to see the Grand Canyon. Here comes the 'Sufficient' part of the equation. You need to actually make the plans, take the time off work, and get some friends, get in the car and leave. This is what makes it happen. This is 'Sufficient'. The Atonement is the same way. We are asked to do many things by Jesus Christ; keep the Sabbath Day holy, don't kill, don't steal, don't lie (Exodus 20:3-17 for more). We are also asked to love God as well as everybody around us (Matthew 22:36-40). We can do all of these things and still not be on the stairway to heaven (haha). That's when Christ's Atonement comes in, Christ's grace is 'Sufficient' (2 Corinthians 12:9 also see Ether 12:27). But it can't have any hold unless we have all the necessary pieces in place. Christ's Atonement is the thing that actually takes us from sinners (Romans 3:23) to heirs (Ephesians 2:8 also see Romans 5:8-9). Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Gregory Fenton
Short answer? Nope. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Gregory Fenton
So I guess so we can be on the same page first, the Bible is a set of records. People, typically prophets such as Moses and Isaiah, kept a history of Israel as well as their prophecies about Jesus Christ in the Old Testament and in the New Testament the apostles of Jesus Christ, who were also called as prophets and given authority to teach, wrote down their experiences with Jesus Christ and later they, especially Paul, wrote epistles, or letters, to teach the several churches the gospel. Later, around 300 AD, these records were compiled by the Romans into what is now called the Holy Bible. The Book of Mormon is very much the same in that it details the history of the people who left Jerusalem around 600 BC (around the time that Jeremiah was preaching) and came to the American continent. It also contains prophecies by prophets and even a record of Jesus Christ coming to ancient America after His Resurrection and reappearance at Jerusalem. Later, a prophet named Mormon (the guy that the book is named after) compiles all the records into a book of scripture and hides it. Then Joseph Smith, about 1400 years later, is led by an angel, Moroni, the son of Mormon, to where they are and Joseph Smith translated them by the power of God into what we now know as the Book of Mormon. So it's another testament of Jesus Christ and evidence that, if the book is true, that Joseph Smith is/was a prophet of God and that we have prophets on the earth today. Show more Show less