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Hi I'm Jacob

I live in California, I'm going to school, I'm a member of the National Guard, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being happy and I'm really lade back. I love music, I play the bass cleff brass instruments. (baritone, trombone, euphonium etc.) I enjoy a good laugh and being with good company. Puzzles and logic games entice me; mind games are the best! I've been a runner all my life and I enjoy running through parks and nature. My favorite track and field event is the 800 meter. I love to go to the movies when I have money in my wallet haha but I'd probly say the best times I've had in life were the free ones. I need contacts but even with them I have less hand-eye cordination that the average 8 year old. I still enjoy playing games like soccer and baseball tho, I'm just not concerned about winning! I love activities like hiking or iceskating but sometimes just hangin out and takin it easy is just as satisfying. This logic may be too easy but I think the only way to be sad or happy for that matter is to chose to be sad or happy. If that's true, I question, Who doesn't want to be happy?

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the principles taught by this religion are the only principles that really complete my soul. It gives me peace. It gives me hope. I would follow these principles even if I wasn't Mormon. I love knowing that I'm a child of God and that like-wise all humans on this earth are also children of God. Not just another creation, His children. I love how this church describes God as a perfect Heavenly Father. I enjoy reading all scripture but especially the Book of Mormon because it helps me feel more of God's love torward mankind. When I feel that love, it helps me become better. It helps me to forgive others and myself and to let things go that don't matter in the long run. It helps me go through challenges that we all have in life. It helps me concentrate on the things that matter most like my immediate family and the future family I'll have one day. To me this faith isn't a religion. To me this is the essence of life itself, all the gifts that God has planned for me I know I'll get by doing what He wants me to do. I know he wants me to live like His son. Like all Christians, I love the Savior's atonement on the world's behalf me included, but I don't believe I'll be saved for doing nothing. Jesus Christ showed us the way to live, He was and is our example and we must follow in his footsteps. I am very grateful that He paved the path so clearly. I could never give up this faith, I know that I wouldn't be happy if I did. I know that my future family will benifit grately if I follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I know that it is taught fully by the Mormon faith. I love having guidence from men that I believe God has chosen to lead and guide His children. They are the Prophets but they are also people like me and you. They have to eat and sleep in order to live too but they have been given special experiences in each of their lives in order for them to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ and teach of Him with a perfect knowledge. 

How I live my faith

Currently, I'm a financial clerk for the church, that's the person that makes sure all the donations are accounted for. I'm also in the Elders Quorum Presidency for my local congregation which is a leadership position for the men. Outside of my Church obligations I love to testify of the reality of the Savior to those that I meet as I go to and from school and just to anyone. I try to always carry a copy or two of the Bookof Mormon with me to hand out to friends that want to know more. I consider everyone around me either my brother or my sister and that gives me a desire to share with them the gospel that has brought a fullness of joy into my life. I want to spread hope and faith to those with feeble knees and to share the light that guides me to those in darkness by pointing them toward Jesus Christ.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jacob
I'd say that Mormons have the same definition as anybody else for the word grace which I would say is something given that isn't fully deserved. I believe God's grace is sufficient for salvation and God will show grace to whom He says He will. The scriptures make it fairly clear that he gives His grace unto those that "obey" Him. So if we obey Him, He will give us His grace even though we might not fully deserve it.  Show more Show less