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Hi I'm Tanner Bohman

I'm a student at BYU-Idaho. I enjoy ballroom dancing, juggling, photography, MARVEL comics, and gaming. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 23 years old, your average "still a teen-ager" kind of guy. I love going out with friends, playing video games, hanging out with my family and doing cool, funny stuff. I have an amazing Dad who has taught me sooo much in my life. His example has helped me want to be the best I can. My Mom is incredible, I don't where I would be without her today. She is the most hardworking, careing person I have ever seen in my life. I thank God for Mothers, They are amazing! I am the oldest of 3 boys, they are 19 and 12 years old and man do I love them to death! They are so much fun and I grateful to be their older brother, they have taught me a lot! if you type in "Bohman" you can read my uncle Stephen's profile too.

Why I am a Mormon

Like all Mormons say "Because it's true!" I really like a scripture in the Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5 verse 21 "Prove all things hold fast that which is good." I believe in doing this. I grew up in the Church and learned all of the teachings of Jesus Christ that most people know and then some additional principles that are only found in this Church. I could tell right away that these principles were good and that they made me happy as I lived them, so I continued to do so. Later in life however I began to look at some of these principles as restrictions more than blessings. I began to try things out my own way. If I could give the whole world a word of advice it would be to "not try things your own way, trust in God and do it HIS way." So yeah, things didn't really work out well doing it my own way. I began again to live the principles and life became better, but I still had the mental scars that haunted me of my past. Later in life I decided that I needed to KNOW if all of this was true and if Jesus Christ could REALLY help me and everyone else. Joseph Smith taught that the Book of Mormon is "the keystone of our religion". In other words, the whole Church and all of it's teachings, whether they are 100 percent true or 100 percent false all weighs on whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. The Book of Mormon promises all of it's readers that if they pray to Heavenly Father and ask if the book is true then He will tell them through the Holy Ghost -Moroni 10 verse 4 and 5. With that Knowledge already instilled in my mind I, like 1st Thessalonians says, put the Book of Mormon to the test and "proved" it. I read the whole thing in a week and a half, I couldn't put it down. I felt the Holy Spirit burning inside of me everytime I read. Through prayer I came to know that the Book of Mormon is true. Ever since then I have grown and continue to grow closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. It is He who has healed my scars and filled me with a happiness that I cannot explain.

How I live my faith

Life is difficult, especially in college out on my own. There are so many distractions out there trying to pull my attention every which way, and sometimes they are successful. I am learning to put God first and everything else second. Life becomes so much easier when I do. Not that it isn't hard, it is one of the most difficult things I do. I have so many things I want to do, both good and bad, but those choices are made easier to prioritize or not do when I put God first. Right now I live my faith by doing my best to study the scriptures, visit the Temple where I can always and easily feel His Spirit, go to Church even when I don't feel like it, pray and rely on my Heavenly Father to lift me up when I am down. Even through the difficult times I always, always, know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me and that things will get better. I know there is a plan for us, it's to come back home to them. Because I know these truths I am able to move forward, I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Tanner Bohman
As a missionary, this is a very popular question. The answer to it is "no". We recognize that Joseph Smith played an important role in the restoration of the gospel, but in no way do we worship or pray to or through him. Jesus Christ is who we worship, for it is in and only through Him in which we can be saved. Through his loving sacrifice each and everyone of God's children can return to live with Him if we accept Him. Show more Show less

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

Tanner Bohman
This is a principle I know is true, the commandment of Tithing. Throughout the scriptures we read about how people gave 10 of what they had to the Lord. Abraham payed a tenth to the High Priest Melchizedeck, there also many other examples of people paying tihing. I myself have seen how keeping this commandment not only shows my love for the Lord, but in addition I have seen the blessings that come from it. In Malachi 310 Bible God tells us that if we pay our tithes He "will poor you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it." I have seen this blessing come to pass. Either with when I have financial problems or need an answer to a question, whatever the blessing may be the Lord always gives them to His faithful tithe payers. I know this is a commandment of God and I will follow His word. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tanner Bohman
It is because of the grace of Jesus Christ we can all return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. Some people think that we Mormons are trying to earn our way to Heaven but that is not the case, Jesus has payed in FULL what we ourselves could NEVER do. One of my favorite quotes is "Heaven must be in me before I can be in Heaven." The grace of Jesus Christ helps us to accomplish this. The Atonement and Grace of Jesus Christ as we APPLY it into our lives, overtime, transforms us into a more heavenly person. I am grateful for the gift of grace and I know that as we continue to apply the Saviors sacrifice into our life it will change us, eventually, to become just like Him. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Tanner Bohman
Jesus Christ is the head of His church and therefore he sets things going so that the man He wants to become his new Prophet becomes His new Prophet. When a new prophet is chosen another Apostle is selected and that is done the same way as it was in the primitive church (read Acts chapter 2) I know that the Lord has a living Prophet on the Earth today and his name is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less