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Hi I'm Taylor

I'm a Mormon. Please read about my experiences with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I'm husband and father of three.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 18 years old, I took a challenge to read the Book of Mormon. As a family, we had read the Book of Mormon many times. I thought the book was good but that was the extent of my knowledge. I liked going to church because it was a good social place to go. After I graduated from High School, I was lost and didn't know where to go in my life. I knew I was going to go to college but I was also expected to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I had planned on going my whole life but I wasn't sure whether or not that is what I should do. I had started to read the Book of Mormon as a personal challenge. I would read late at night after I would come home hanging out with friends. As I read I started to feel different, I wanted to start being a better person. I found myself going home earlier and refusing to do things my friends wanted to do. When I finished reading the Book of Mormon, I got down on my knees and prayed. I received an answer to my prayers that the Book of Mormon was true and that I needed to go on a mission. That moment, in my memory, is where I became converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through this event and many others, I have come to know that God lives, he loves me, and Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's Kingdom.

How I live my faith

I strive to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. A scripture that often consumes my thoughts is John 17:3 "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." I strive daily to learn who God is and how Christ lived his life. I have found peace when I search the scriptures daily to know more about Christ. Prayer has become my sustaining activity when I am weak. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and what it has done for me in my life.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Taylor
We baptize our new members because that is the gate that we enter on our way back to our Heavenly Father. 2 Nephi. 31:17 also see Isa. 62:10. Christ taught his disciples on the Mount, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there by which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." See also Jer. 21:8; Jacob 6:11. No where in all the Bible does a prophet explain what gate people should enter. According to Christ, the gate is the starting point of our salvation yet not one prophet in the Bible tells us what it is. Many people will say that a Bible is all that we need. This point clearly illustrates that we need more knowledge than the what the Bible offers. On the Mount, Christ directs his disciples to a path that they must enter but gives not instruction on how to find it. The Book of Mormon is the only scripture that tells us what the gate is and what we need to do after he have reached it. In 2 Nephi. 31:17 states "...do the things which I have told you I have seen your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your wins by fire and by the Holy Ghost. Please read this chapter as many times as you can. It is filled with wisdom and guidance on what we need to do in order to return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less