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Hi I'm George

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am originally from West Virginia where I lived until I went into the US Navy. I spent 20 years in the military. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have been a member since December of 2004. I am married with 4 kids. I have worked with computers and IT for over 28 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

I originally did not want to have anything to do with God or religion in general. I received a copy of the Book of Mormon from my Mother in Law and read it mainly to criticize it. However, as I was reading it I knew it was the truth. I had no doubts about it. So I started researching the church and it's teachings. I ended up taking the missionary lessons via email while on deployment on a Navy Ship. I was Baptized within a week of returning from deployment. I know without a shadow of doubt that Jesus is the Christ and he stands at the head of this church. I also know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God and translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God because he couldn't do it any other way. I also know this church is led by a living Prophet Thomas S. Monson. I know all this is true through the Holy Spirit making it known to me. I humbly say this in the sacred name of Jesus Christ the Savior of all mankind.

How I live my faith

I always try to do the best job possible. I believe God deserves nothing less than the best we can do or provide. Integrity and Honesty are a must with me. I never want anyone to ever question whether I am telling the truth. Exodus 20:12 says “Honour thy father and thy mother”. I try to follow this commandment of God by never having the name they gave me be tarnished in any way. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches to act with honor at all times because we are the sons and daughters of God, The Eternal Father. By trying to act with honor and integrity I try to honor God, The Eternal Father, his son Jesus Christ, and my parents through my actions.

What is the priesthood?

George
The Priesthod is the right and authority to act in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and his and our Heavanly Father. The Priesthood is how God blesses his children and gives them more strength to endure the problems and challenges of life. It is also to lead the children of God back to him. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

George
The Restoration was needed to return the church the Lord Jesus Christ originally setup back to the Earth in these last or Latter days. The Bible is the word of God written by the tribe of Judah. However, God also has others to write the Gospel and his teachings as well. I don't believe Heavanly Father would stop talking to his children and not reveal himself and his teachings after he sent his only begotten Son to atone for their sins. The Book of Mormon which was written by ancient inhabitants of the Americas is the word of God and holds the fullness of the everlasting Gospel within its pages. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

George
The 12 Apostles are special witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ and they represent him on the Earth today. The Apostles go throughout the world opening the Lord's church to the people of the world. Even when the 12 Disciples were on the Earth replacements were called whenever one of them died. So it is today, the Lord has restored his church with Prophets, Apostles, Seventies, Bishops, and Patriarchs. Etc. Show more Show less