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Hi I'm Nathan Rock

I grew up in Southern California. I love Basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up around Basketball and recently got into Volleyball. I love the excitement of competing and having fun with everyone on the court. The NBA playoffs are a crazy time in my family, and involve a huge bracket in our family room, and lots of homemade chocolate chip cookies. I will be attending LDS Business college when I get back from my mission, and pursue a career relating to business.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and knew that I had to decide whether it was true or not. No one can make you believe it unless you are open and find out for yourself. I have felt the love of my Heavenly Father and him testify to me that this is his true church on the earth today. I know that he sends us Prophets to help guide us, otherwise we would not know what he wants us to do. I have seen effect that this gospel had on my father's life when he decided to find out more and learn about it, and ultimately ask if it was true, and accept and follow its teachings. My family has become so enriched and unified and I want everyone to have what I have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to have the same attributes that Christ had, everyday. I do what he wants me to do and try my hardest to show love to everyone I meet, even though I am far from perfect. I have been called to serve a mission in Quezon City, Philippines, and cannot wait to get started. I look forward to learning Tagalog and teaching the people of the Philippines.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Nathan Rock
Jesus Christ is the son of God and we accept him as our savior because he atoned for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and giving his life on the cross. Because He suffered for our sins and our afflictions, when we sincerely repent we can be forgiven of our sins. By also suffering for our afflictions, he knows what we went through, so we can never feel alone, when we might think no one understands us or what we are going through. What a comfort that is to me, that he knows me, suffered and died for me, even though I am an imperfect person, he loved me enough to do that for me. We absolutely believe in him, that is why our church is called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Nathan Rock
The Book of Mormon is simply another Testament of Jesus Christ. It testifies of him as our Savior, and has teachings of prophets in the ancient Americas, where the Bible has teachings of Prophets and Christ in The Old World, near and in Jerusalem. Just like the prophets in the Bible, there are prophets' teachings in The Book of Mormon, and still today in our time. Joseph Smith inquired of God after reading James 1:5, he wanted to know which church was true and which to join. When he did, Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him and told him none of the churches were true, and should not join any of them. He was then visited by an angel Moroni, who is a prophet in The Book of Mormon, and told about an ancient record hidden near him. Joseph Smith was told to obtain this record of ancient writings on Gold Plates, and translate them by the power of God, into The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon was then published a few years after obtaining the Gold Plates, and testifies of Jesus Christ visiting the Americas. The Book of Mormon helps people through there trials by learning from different prophets' teachings. There is no way to find out The Book of Mormon is true unless you read and pray about it with a sincere desire to know. When you do, you will know if it is on your own. That is what is so great, you are not blindly accepting it, but praying and receiving an answer from our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less