My name is Cristofer Noble Urlaub. I was born in Fairfield, CA, in 1986. My father was an atheist and my mother was a non-practicing Southern Baptist. In 2004, I was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 2005, I served for two years in the Philippines Manila Mission before being honorably released. I have graduated from the church's Institute of Religion with a certificate of Advanced Achievement. I currently teach a class in Missionary Preparation.
I am a former Philosophy Major and have some formal education in the subject, and even though I no longer pursue a degree in it, it remains a passion of mine. I have earned an AA in Spanish and am working on a degree in Biology.
I consider myself comfortable when discussing religion and philosophy, though I do not consider myself a theologian or philosopher. My knowledge of science is still relatively basic and I do still rely heavily on others for information. I try to cite them where possible.
However, I do know enough to be convinced that all objections to the logic and rationality of the Gospel stem from an incomplete or imperfect understanding of it, either by those who object or those who present it.
Nevertheless, there is a God. We are his children. Jesus is the Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Holy Messiah, the Promised One, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He alone burst the bands of death and triumphed over the captivity of hell. No one of us could ever have those same blessings without His intervention in our behalf, and there never shall be any “other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, [except] in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.