Why live any longer
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in the Mormon faith. I was ordained to the Aaronic priesthood of the Mormon Church, but in my later teens, I stopped going to the Church. I left because of certain fallacies in their teachings on the power of the priesthoods they claim to posses, and on account of the poor way they treat Mormons who do not live up to their standards.
For many years, I believed that I didn't need God in my life, but yet I still considered myself a Mormon. In 1997, I decided to reconsider having God in my life, but due to my past memories of the Mormon Church, I chose to start my search for the truth about God and what He had to offer, outside of the Mormon religion. Over the next couple of years, my search led me down many paths (including self-help books). Yet, I was unable to fill the emptiness that was inside of me.
In the Fall of 1999, my search led me to a Christian Church near my home. Attending this church helped me realize that, although I had been taught when I was grow up to believe in Jesus, I had never been taught to have a personal relationship with Jesus for my eternal life. I had only been taught that I needed to work my way to heaven. On December 22nd of that year I asked Jesus into my heart to be my personal Lord and Savior.
Since that time, God has been leading me to use my Mormon background to lead other Mormons to the REAL Jesus. I ministered to Laura who is now my wife of two years. At the time that we met, she was working on her endowments to go through the Mormon temple. God is so good, isn't He?!!! I also lead an old friend to the Lord who was Mormon. She now lives somewhere in Alaska.
I start the day in Bible reading and prayer. I find that this helps me walk more Christ-like throughout the day. Because of the changes that Jesus has made in my lifestyle, I have had many struggles at work and with my family (which are still following the Mormon faith). But in the past year, I have seen a change for the better at my job and also in my family when I visit them in Salt Lake City, UT. I also see doors starting to open up for me to share my personal relationship with Jesus to others. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21:
In this passage, Jesus is saying that it takes something more that just calling Him “Lord” to enter into heaven. You may ask, what is the will of the Father? In John 6:40, Jesus tells us what the will of the Father is:
Today, we are not able to physically see Jesus, but if you humbly submit your life to Jesus and ask Him into your heart, He will reveal Himself to you in a real and personal way. This is what Jesus means when He commands us to do the “will” of the Father! In John 6:44, Jesus goes on to say:
The evidence in your life today that the Father is drawing you to Jesus is that you are searching for unanswered questions by visiting websites like this one. I pray that your search will be fulfilled.
I am a former Mormon. I now have much peace knowing the truth.
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