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Hi I'm Lindsey

A farm boy at heart a lawyer in practice and a Floridian. Married my soul mate and have three daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in Florida. Grew up on a small hay farm. Baseball was my first love, motivated me and carried me through school. A math and science guy who wound up going to law school - go figure. I was not very active in the Church before I got married. Got married to my soul mate after 5 years of dating - not your typical 90-day Mormon courting period. I married a non-member who has now converted. Marriage was the trigger. Ever since the first Sunday after I got married, I knew that I needed to live the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I beleive God did not stop reavealing truths 2000 years ago. I believe in personal revelation and I believe in Prophets. I do not beleive God is an exclusionist. I believe He wants all to return to Him and I beleive He provided a Plan for all to return to Him. I believe I do not have to be perfect. I believe Jesus Christ atoned for the sins of all mankind. I believe Jesus Christ leads and guides His Church. I believe families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I love my family. I try to set a good example. Family prayer every morning before we all go our separate ways for the day. I read the Bible, the Book of Mormon and other scriptures - not as often as I should, but I try.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Lindsey
Yes. Our scripture includes: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. In Sunday School we study all these scriptures - one year for the Old Testament, one year for the New Testament, one year for the Book of Mormon, and one year for the Doctrine and Covenants. That four-year rotation is repeated. We believe the Bible is the word of God just as we believe the Book of Mormon is the word God. That is why the Book of Mormon is called "Another" Testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Lindsey
To me this is the cornerstone of Christianity. We beleive that Jesus is the Christ and the Savior of all mankind. We believe that God and Jesus want all mankind to be able to return to live with them in heaven. We belive a Plan was provided on how to go to heaven. We believe Christ provided he example and taught that Plan. A part of that Plan is baptism. Christ lived a perfect life, yet God sent him to John the Baptist to be baptized. We believe that all must do as a Christ and all must be baptized. We believ God sent Christ to John for a reason - because John had the authority - was ordained of God for that purpose. Christ could not have just gone to anyone, could not just go to a self-proclaimed priest. John had the authority, the authority that was given to him by God. Accordingly, we believe that baptisim is necessary and that it should be done by a person with the proper authority, the saem authority John had. We beleive that authority was on the earth at the time of Christ and then was lost after Christ was crucified and after all his apostles were killed. The authority was restored in these days through Joseph Smith, a Prophet of God. The authority is God's authority, not Joseph Smith's. Show more Show less