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Hi I'm Rod

I am an everyday working father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rod and I am your average, everyday working father. I am into Sci Fi and spending time with my children. I am in management, and spend a lot of time with work, which makes my time with my wife and children all the more special.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, I often struggled with feelings of depression. I wondered why some people spoke of a loving God who came to earth and was crucified to save His creation. So, why was the world so harsh? Why do the inocent or the ones who seemed righteous suffer? Why does evil seem to prevail if this world and everything on it are Gods creation? The answers were always in a generic all encompassing form that seemed to have no rhyme or reason. This life and everything about it seemed to be a game to an obtuse diety. When I met the LDS Missionaries, they had one answer as well, but it was different from the rest. After explaining God's plan, they challenged me to pray and ask God myself (James 1:5). I now know that I have a "loving Father" in heaven who sent His only begotten Son to "atone" for the sins of the world and most importantly; for me. Through prayer, I have learned the direct line of communication between man and God. I have learned that God has always spoken to Prophets. Those prophets then shared that message with Gods children. We are all gods children and that is what inspired prophets like Peter and Paul to teach to those outside of the Israelite communities. And, That is, of course, how we have the Holy Bible today. The Holy Bible says that God is the same yesterday, today and forever; One Lord, One faith, One baptism, which would mean that God surely speaks to prophets today. His communication with man is still here. And I am so very greatful for that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I feel so strongly that through the teachings of modern prophets and study from the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon, I find the "peace" as spoken by our Savior Jesus Christ in John 14:27. Since most people I meet are truly unfamiliar with who Latter Day Saints or "Mormons" are, I am more than happy to share our beliefs with those who are not of my faith who are willing to have an open discussion.

Are Mormons Christians?

Rod
Latter-Day Saints are, very much so, Christian. Through the teachings of the Holy Bible, I have learned that the coming of Jesus was foretold from the begining. Through the teachings of the Book of Mormon and modern Prophets, the understanding of why Christ would come to save me have been more fully expressed to my soul. I love my Savior with all my heart and I know that he paid a debt that I owe and the only repayment He asks is "Come, follow me, keep my commandments, walk in my light, and feed my sheep." I dont 'believe' that Jesus is the Savior of the world, I 'KNOW' that He is. The "comforter, which is the Holy Ghost" whispered it to my soul. Luke 24:32 "Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way," Show more Show less

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

Rod
I have been taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that through the Holy Bible, we learn about the Plan of Salvation for God's Children. We learn of God's dealing with people here on earth. We can read the words of ancient prophets and the miracles that were performed in those times. I love to read the Christmas Story and the Easter story as told in the New Testament, as well as the stories of those who chose to believe that their Messiah had come even though they never saw the birth, life, and miracles of Jesus. The Bible Teaches me about the man & the Prophet that he was, the Love that he had shown to all he met, and what he did and would do for all who believe in him. Through the Holy Bible I have learned that Jesus is the Christ, The Begotten Son of our Father in heaven. Show more Show less