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Hi I'm Edward

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a music teacher and singer. I am married and I am the father of three children. I enjoy reading, watching Star Trek, and playing the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My parents converted to the church from the Catholic Church before I was born. While I was taught the gospel of Christ from an early age I needed to gain a witness for myself that the lessons I was taught were true. At age 15 I started having a great desire to know for myself that the Book of Mormon was the word of God. So, I read it from cover to cover. From the moment I started reading the book I could feel my life changing. I was happier. I felt as if my life had a direction and purpose. Then I came the end where it says that if we have faith in Christ to ask God if the things I just read are true. So that is exactly what I did. I didn't receive and answer right away but later on it came to me when I was reflecting back on the events that had transpired in my life while I was reading the Book of Mormon. I realized that I was not the same person I was when I started reading it. I had changed for the better. In the book of Matthew in the New Testament of the Bible it reads "Ye shall know them by their fruits." What better fruit can their be than a changed life? I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. That is the witness I needed to know that the church was true. It has affected every decision have a made since then. I strive every day to live how the Lord wants me to live.

How I live my faith

I enjoy studying the word of God. I try to be a living example of the teachings of Christ to those that I meet.

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

Edward
First the church is lead by a prophet of God, a person that speaks directly with Jesus Christ and leads His people in harmony with Christ. Since the Lord is the one who created our bodies, We should learn from Him the proper way to treat them. The law of health and proper diet, called "The Word of Wisdom," was given as a revelation to the church from the Lord through His prophet. It teaches that the Lord does not want us to take anything into our bodies that is harmful. We should also not drink substances like alcohol which may leave us out of control of our bodies. But inasmuch as it tells us things we should not eat it also tells us the foods that we should eat. Like grains, fruits, meats, and that we should use these "with prudence and thanksgiving." It describes what it means to have a balanced diet. God promises us in the "Word of Wisdom." That if we do these things we will "receive health" and "find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge." I have certainly seen this code's effects in my life as I've been able to recover from illness, do extremely well in school, and receive inspiration and direction from God on the many challenges I've encountered so far. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Edward
There are many things that witness to me there is a God. These include the peace and love I feel as I pray to my Heavenly Father. It's the inspiration that I receive as answers to my prayers about whether I should take a Job or teach that lesson in school. It's the change that happens in me when I live the principles I'm taught that come from Jesus Christ. The testimony that there is a God permeates all facets of my life. It's the reason I live and act as I do. Show more Show less