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Hi I'm Kevin Jr.

Homeschooled, Eagle Scout, Texan, & Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy country music and soft rock. I'm an Eagle Scout. I was born in the southern part of the United States, and I have also lived in Ireland and Lithuania. I speak English and Lithuanian. I also speak some Spanish & Russian, in addition to those four languages, I know at least a word or a phrase in the following languages: Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Japanese, Latvian, Mandrin Chineese, Polish, Portuguese, & Romanian. In addition to all of this I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

God speaks. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Just as God spoke to our ancestors thru prophets in biblical times, he is once again speaking to us thru prophets in this day. The Book of Mormon is evidence that God is speaking in our day, and that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ upon this earth. In this the Restored Church of Jesus Christ resides the authority to seal families and couples to live together forever in God's kingdom.

How I live my faith

I live according to the knowledge that I have been blessed with, and I search the scriptures and the words of the prophets to better understand what else I can do to acheive my potential as a child of God.

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

Kevin Jr.
Tithing (the payment of a tenth of one's income) is a commandment of God. It was practied in Biblical times. A blessing that can result from faithfully paying Tithing is increased self-control. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Kevin Jr.
Tithing is used to build and maintain Chapels, and other Church projects. Leaders of the LDS Church or "the Mormons" do not recieve financial compensation for their services. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Kevin Jr.
Temples are considered to be the House of God, to protect the House of God, only members that are activly living according to certain commandments are allowed to enter. The events that take place in a temple are not so much secret as they are sacred. In Temples marriages meant to last forever are performed, as well as baptisims for the dead. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Kevin Jr.
The "First Vision" is when the prophet Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a vision at the age of 14. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Kevin Jr.
Visit http://maps.lds.org and join us for Church services! Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Kevin Jr.
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The nickname comes from The Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Kevin Jr.
God's prophet at this time is President Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Kevin Jr.
We can install internet filters on our computers, place the computers in a visable place where the computer screen will be very visable, avoid places, stores, movies, music, and TV shows that have inappropiate material, and set parental controls not to allow internet acces during certian times off the day (for example from 10PM-8AM). Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kevin Jr.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God so far as it is translated correctly. The Bible is definatly Holy Scripture. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Kevin Jr.
Individuals exercising their free agency to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Kevin Jr.
No. Young men are encouraged to serve a mission, but it is not manditory. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Kevin Jr.
We believe that we are saved by grace after all that we can do, or in other words if we sincerly do our best to follow Jesus Christ, his grace will cover the amount that we are not able to pay ourselves. One example: A young child has $0.50 but he needs $1.00 for a candy bar. The little boy gave his $0.50 to the cashier for the candy bar. The $0.50 was all that he had but he was still lacking, then his mother hands the cashier the other $0.50 for him to have the candy bar. While the little boy was short by $0.50 his mother's grace was sufficent to cover the remaining $0.50. the only diffrence between us and this example is that only the grace of Jesus Christ can save us and pay that which we cannot. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Kevin Jr.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Kevin Jr.
Joseph Smith is the prophet that was called of God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ in these the last days before the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Kevin Jr.
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, and is a spirit. The Holy Ghost does not have a body. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kevin Jr.
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way by which we may recieve Eternal life. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Kevin Jr.
The LDS Church is financed thru the donations of the membership which include Tithing 10% of one's income or increase and other donations. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Kevin Jr.
We believe it to be the will of God to give every brother and sister the chance to accept the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

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

Kevin Jr.
Females by nature are of a kind and loving nature. The husband and wife are to work together as equal partners. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kevin Jr.
Yes, families can be to gether forever. God did not intend for us to come to earth start a family and then be seperated forever. If a couple is married by God's authority for time and all eternity, then so long as they are faithfull to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and each other, they will be together forever. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Kevin Jr.
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as it originated from Prophets who wrote and spoke as God commanded them to do. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kevin Jr.
We believe that it is vitial to their salvation to be baptized into The Restored Church of our Lord and Savour Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Kevin Jr.
In the New Testament in John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God". Baptisims performed on behalf of the deceased are an act of mercy prescribed by God to ensure that all of his children recieve an opportunity to enter the kingdom of God. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Kevin Jr.
Faith is more than just words, it's how you act and think. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kevin Jr.
We believe that God is our Eternal Father, and that he created us in his image. God has a perfected immortal body. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kevin Jr.
No. If any members are found to be practicing polygamy, they will be excommunicated from the Church. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Kevin Jr.
We are all imperfect and not capable of paying off the debts that occour each time that we make a mistake. Jesus Christ is the only one capable of paying the price for our imperfections. Show more Show less