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Hi I'm Colt

I am an artist, a computer guy, a Father, a Husband and a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I am a computer guy. I work at a University as a Computer Programmer and a Web/Interface Designer. I enjoy art and my family. I have a wonderful wife and three great girls. I enjoy playing with my kids and look forward to going fishing with them. I love spending time with my Wife, it doesn't much matter what we do but I am hoping to convince her to like jeeping to a lake and fishing together :).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a great family who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I grew up I learned of Christ and his Gospel. I have many hours in the Bible, the Book Of Mormon and other scripture. I try and follow Christ's challenge and promise found in John 7:17 "If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." As I continue to have faith in Christ and his promise I have come to know of the doctrine and that it is of God. As I follow the example of Christ, of his Prophets and listen to their words my life has been filled with joy. As I share this with other I see the same joy in them. That is the love of God coming into our lives. The closer we are to him the more we can feel that love. I am a Mormon because I love the feeling of God's love and I want to return the love by "keeping his commandments" (John 14:15)

How I live my faith

I try and represent Christ in how I live my life. To me there is no a separation between my life, my work life, and my religious life. It is all my life. I live it how I want to, and this is by helping others and coming closer to Christ. In the Church I have been asked to work with the youth. I love being around kids. You never feel old and their thirst for life and knowledge is contagious. I also have been asked to visit several members of the ward and one family in particular really is a joy to me. They help me be young also though they are just past the prime of their lives though to be around them and talk with them I think they are in their prime! As I take time to think about others and forget myself I find myself closer to Christ. That is why I serve and why I do what I do for Christ through service to others, through the Church or otherwise.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Colt
Matt 3:13 "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him" This verse was one that I had read over and over again and hadn't thought much more about it. It wasn't until I allowed the Holy Ghost to teach me that this ment more to me. We aren't told much about where Christ was before his baptism, just that he returned to Nazareth of Galilee after the flight to Egypt. This verse in Matthew tells us that he came from Galilee to Jordan, this is not a short trip nor a walk to the other side of town. Jordan near Bethabara, where Christ was baptised, is around 70 miles away. We also learn that Christ, though I don't know the duration of time, soon returned to Galilee and then to Cana. 140 miles to visit John. But Why? Another question: In Acts 8 we learn of a group of people that believe the teaching of Philip and were baptized of him. After which Peter and John came to give them the Holy Ghost. Of which "they laid their hands on them, and they recieved the Holy Ghost." (Acts 8:17) Why couldn't Philip, and John the Baptist before him, baptise with Fire and the Holy Ghost? Answer: Hebrews 5:4 "And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron." and in Acts 6 we learn of several men, including Stephen, called to help the twelve. Then men were "set before the apostles: and when they had prayed they laid their hands on them." (Acts 6:6) These men were called of God, as was Aaron, by those who have the authority of God to do so. Baptism is an essencial ordinance of salvation and must preformed by those who were called of God also. The reason that Jesus traveled so many miles to see John is because he was the only one with the authority to do so. The reason Philip waited for Peter and John was because they had the authority to do so. That authority is critical because God is a God of perfect order. Just as our bodies are created in miraculous order so is the church of God. And just as God is a God of order he is also unchanging. If that authority was so important to Christ in his day, it still is important for us in our day. Show more Show less