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Hi I'm BJ Spurlock

I grew up in Eastern Kentucky. I served a Mission in Calgary Alberta Canada and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love these things in this order: 1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and its Doctrines 2. My Family 3. Political Philosophy 4. Kentucky Basketball 5. Food I am a student currently going to Eastern Kentucky University. I have just returned from a Mission in Canada. I am an Eagle Scout. I love basketball!!! My passion in life is to figure out problems by using the doctrines of Jesus Christ and by studying political philosophy. I love helping others out and helping them to understand the simply things in order to accomplish the big things. The phrase I live by is to always "see things as they really are and as they really will be" (Jacob 4:13). The Doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are so universal that they sometimes seem to be too unexhilarating to solve out problems.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have found the Pearl of Great Price. Meaning that the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith has all Doctrines, all power, all priesthood, all ordinances, and all covenants that are necessary for this life and for the life to come. I have gained a specific knowledge of "things as they really are" that can only be found in the Doctrines of the restored Gospel. I see everything else in the illuminating light of the restored gospel. It makes my life easier to bear. It gives me strength and understanding that enables me to accomplish things that I otherwise would let fear and doubt cause me not to do. I am Mormon most importantly because I have received a witness from God, the Holy Ghost, that has witnessed to me through impressions and confirmations that this is the Kingdom of God.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by this rule, "Perfect Worship of Christ is Emulation of Christ!" I try to be anxiously aware of the needs of those around me. I try to put first the kingdom of God by doing the Best things instead of the Good things. I live my Faith by trying to gain greater understanding of the Doctrine of Christ. That understanding has turned into behavior...and it has CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

BJ Spurlock
The simple reasoning for this is because people have been told that Mormonism is a cult and have used distortions of the Church's Doctrines to show the point. People usually fear the unknown. This is typical but this fear must be overcome. Taking opinions and the teachings of a different organisation about another organisation as truth is typical and natural too. If men would have yielded to these natural inclinations than the world would still be flat, witches would still be hung, and NO OTHER RELIGION WOULD EXIST! Truth is eternal. A honest seeker of truth understands that trusting only on the opinions and teaching of Men is not truth. Thomas Jefferson said: "Questions with Boldness? Surely God would rather have honest questioning over blind-folded fear." This means that truth only comes by searching. God will give truth to the seeker but he has to seek and rely upon the only truth giver (whom is God himself) to reveal such truth unto him. Mormonism needs to be honestly investigated. Since in the Last Days the very elect will be deceived can we rely upon what men tell us or will we be willing to investigate ourselves and put it into the LORDS hands to guide us. When we do this we are emancipated from false opinions and our capacity for happiness, knowledge, and living is exponentially increased. This understanding is what caused the reformation and it set those men free. I testify that any honest seeker of truth will be led to the Restored Church. Show more Show less