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Hi I'm Dallin Cawley

I grew up in South Jordan, Utah. I moved to Aurora Colorado in 2013, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy computers and play various video games in my free time. I am serving my mission in Santa Rosa, California. I will be going to college at BYU-Idaho for Computer Engineering. I haven't actually decided what major i am going to be studying but that's my choice for now. My favorite color is yellow i guess. I could keep bragging about myself here but i'm just gonna stop.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a witness from the Third Member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost, that this Church is the true church of Jesus Christ. As I have lived the principles and things taught by the Church, my life has been filled with so much peace and comfort. I have lived in the which the principles of the Church were not applied. I have lived in a way that is contrary to the will of God and I know the pain that it brings. No amount of any drug, behavior, or friends can compare to what God has provided as we follow what he has given us. I am a Mormon because of the knowledge that I have been given. There is nothing greater to me than knowing. I am a truth seeker, and I have sought God. The truth has been made manifest to me. I am also a Missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have talked with many people of other Faiths. There is nothing more fulfilling and sensible than what the Church of Jesus Christ has given to me through the word of God. Elder Holland has said in the most recent General Conference in his Talk "Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among You," "The first great commandment of all eternity is to love God with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength-- that's the first great commandment. But the first great truth of all eternity is that God loves us with all of His heart, might, mind, and strength." If God is a vengeful God to you, then I plead with you to Read the Book of Mormon. It is another Testament of Jesus Christ and will clear the way for you to obtain Eternal Life. There are many lines that can be drawn between one dot. That is to say that many interpretations can be made from one Testament, but with Two, only one line can be drawn. Only one interpretation can be made. These Two Witnesses are the Bible and the Book of Mormon. There are Two Testaments or Testimonies of Christ, read both and make the conclusion for yourself and receive the witness of the Truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have been a 2nd counselor in the Elders Quorum Presidency. I have been called to serve a mission in Santa Rosa, California. I have been home-teaching for about 4-5 years and am thankful for the experience of interacting with different people. I read the scriptures every night and pray every night and morning. I live my faith by being kind to others regardless of their circumstances or how they converse with me. Preforming service to others is also a way in which I live my faith. I have my frailties and weaknesses, but through Jesus Christ I can do all things. Christ Taught to love one another as He loved us, and I do my best to follow that teaching in all that I do. I do my best to be patient with others, suffer long for the benefit of God's children, and teach people the things that I have come to know so that they can better themselves. I am also open to correction as I move about this life. I do not know everything, nor am I a perfect person. I do my best to react to correction from my Church Leaders and from those around me. I do my best to be humble enough to tell people I have done wrong and seek forgiveness from them. I am not a perfect person, and I fall short in all these areas when compared to Christ. But through His Atonement, I can be perfected. Not by my own means, but by the means that has been provided. For "there is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives" (Mosiah 5: 8). That is Christ. And through Christ we can be saved from the frailties and weaknesses that we have.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Dallin Cawley
Mormon women are pretty just just regular people. The only difference is in lifestyle. And of course the general differences among people regardless of faith or creed. All women are treated equally under the doctrine of the church. That does not mean, however, that they hold the Priesthood. Sometimes people will look at the Church and see that the women do not hold the Priesthood and therefore are treated unequally. But the Women are not denied the blessings of the priesthood. They are given just the same. Just because they do not hold the authority of the Priesthood does not mean that they cannot operate under the power of the Priesthood. The authority is the ability to act in God's name. But the power of the priesthood can be given as Women hold different Offices. Such as the Relief Society President. The Relief Society President is set-apart and given power in the Priesthood such that she can fulfill her responsibility. But once she is released from that Office, the power in the Priesthood is also taken because it is not necessary in her work anymore. It is not taken because of restriction, but because she does not need it to preform her duties elsewhere. Men and women are equal. In marriage, the Wife's opinion is just as valid as the Husband's and they are to work in unity to raise children. If they do not, this is against church policy and now the agency, or free will, of the individual has been used incorrectly. People have the agency to choose. This is the doctrine. Show more Show less

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

Dallin Cawley
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the culminating event in Christ's life. This is what he came to do. The Atonement, the event, is from Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane to Christ's glorious resurrection. The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows for us to be forgiven of our sins and live with our Heavenly Father again. Sin is an action that is contrary to God's will. We must act, knowing what we are doing is wrong in order to sin. The Atonement allows for us to be forgiven of this. The reason we must be forgive is because "no unclean thing can enter into His kingdom," (3 Nephi 27: 19) It is something that can be used as at tool if we have Faith in Jesus Christ, Repent of our sins, are Baptized by the proper authority, and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ had to suffer for our sins because of the law of Justice. If we are to sin, we must be cast off forever. But through Christ's Atonement, we can be forgiven and washed clean. That is the Beauty of it. We can be forgiven of our Trespasses. Mercy can have hold upon us through Christ's Atonement. He paid for our sins and if we come unto Him, we can partake of Eternal Life. We will live if we come unto Christ and Repent. If we repent, are baptized by proper authority, and receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, we can be forgiven and the law of Mercy can apply to us so that we will not have to suffer for our mistakes. This is my Solemn Testimony. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Show more Show less