What is sad is that Mormons read their Book of Mormon and don’t do what it teaches them. I am not saying that this book is of God, but what is crazy is that they hold to this book being the most correct book on earth, but don’t believe in a lot of what it says. Namely, the trinity that is found in 2 Nephi 31:21 and Mormon 7:7 and also worshipping Jesus in 2 Nephi 25:29. The verse in 2 Nephi 25 reads, “and now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out.” (2 Nephi 25:29) These verses contradict with what Bruce R. McConkie said in his article, Our Relationship with the Lord” in 1982. It reads, “We do not worship the Son, and we do not worship the Holy Ghost. I know perfectly well what the scriptures say about worshipping Christ and Jehovah, but they are speaking in an entirely different sense—the sense of standing in awe and being reverentially grateful to him who has redeemed us. Worship in the true and saving sense is reserved for God the first, the Creator.”
The truth is, Jesus was worshipped by different people during His ministry on earth. He also never told them to stop. It is written, “and as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.” (Matthew 28:9,10) “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:16-18) Lastly, every person will bow before Jesus, If not in this. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10,11) True Christians worship Jesus and the Father. This means praying to the Father or the Son is fine. It is sad to see Mormons deny worshiping to Jesus and how this contradicts their own teachings in their Book of Mormon. Amen
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, help us to know Your will and follow after it also. You are God, Jesus, and many people will say this but do nothing to show their worship. It is sad to hear from people that they only worship the Father and not You. Do they not know that You are worthy of our praise also, Jesus? How that every knee will bow down before You one way or another in this life or the next. As for me, I’ve already made my decision to follow You completely and to make You Lord of my life. I will not waiver from this, even if my life is at stake. People can persecute me, but this will not deter me from following You, Lord. I give You the glory and the praise, Jesus. I worship You now and forever. You are the Son of Man, who came into this world, in order to save us from our sins. Thank You, God. Because of the cross, Your blood has covered me. For this reason, I tell everyone I can about You and the atonement You made for us on the cross. Many people get this wrong while adding Gethsemane to the atonement, but in these false beliefs, every person will one day know that in Your death, did You atone for our sins. Forgive me, Lord. Wash me clean from all my iniquities. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
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