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Is it proper to worship Jesus in Mormonism?

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Do Mormons worship Jesus?

Whether it is proper or not to worship the Lord Jesus will depend on what sources of authority are to be believed. The underlined below is mine.

 

1. The Lord Jesus is properly worshiped: 

     As defined by Mormonism worship "includes prayer, fasting, church service, participating in gospel ordinances, and other practices that show devotion and love for God."  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/gs/worship?lang=eng

     a. 1 Nephi 11:24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/11?lang=eng

      b. 2 Nephi 25:29 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.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/25?lang=eng

      c. 3 Nephi 11:17 Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him. 

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11?lang=eng

      d. 3 Nephi 17:10 And they did all, both they who had been healed and they who were whole, bow down at his feet, and did worship him; and as many as could come for the multitude did kiss his feet, insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their tears.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17?lang=eng

      e. 3 Nephi 19:18 And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/19?lang=eng

      f. 4 Nephi 1:37 Therefore the true believers in Christ, and the true worshipers of Christ, (among whom were the three disciples of Jesus who should tarry) were called Nephites, and Jacobites, and Josephites, and Zoramites.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/4-ne/1?lang=eng

      g. Courageously Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." (Acts 7:59.) (Stephen, the Martyr)  

https://www.lds.org/liahona/1987/05/stephen-the-martyr?lang=eng

      h. Stephen Robinson: Though all the world may say that Latter-day Saints do not know or love or worship Jesus Christ, I know that we do (Are Mormons Christians?, page 114).  

      i. New Testament Teacher Resource Manual: Tell students that today we will discuss more fully why we worship Jesus Christ (2002, 251–52).  

https://www.lds.org/manual/new-testament-teacher-resource-manual/the-revelation-of-saint-john-the-divine/revelation-4-5?lang=eng

      j. M. Russell Ballard: Yet notwithstanding these promises, we say that for us there is indeed no other object of worship than God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Ensign, Building Bridges of Understanding, #4).  

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1998/06/building-bridges-of-understanding?lang=eng

  

2. The Lord Jesus is not to be worshiped:

     a. Charles Penrose: There need not be any confusion in our minds regarding these important things. It is important that we should know something about the Being whom we worship—the Father, for it is the Father whom we worship. We do not pray to the Son nor to the Holy Ghost; we pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son, under the influence and guidance of the Holy Ghost (General Conference, 1915).  

     b. Bruce McConkie: Another peril is that those so involved often begin to pray directly to Christ because of some special friendship they feel has been developed. In this connection a current and unwise book, which advocates gaining a special relationship with Jesus, contains this sentence--quote: "Because the Savior is our mediator, our prayers go through Christ to the Father, and the Father answers our prayers through his Son." Unquote. This is plain, sectarian non-sense. Our prayers are addressed to the Father and to him only ("Our Relationship With The Lord", BYU Devotional, Match 2, 1982).  

http://www.zionsbest.com/relationship.html

  

 For a very good article on the worship of Jesus in Mormonism see Robert Bowman's "Prayer, the Trinity, and the Nature of God" found here:  

http://mit.irr.org/prayer-trinity-and-nature-of-god

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17 hours ago, Faber said:

Do Mormons worship Jesus?

Whether it is proper or not to worship the Lord Jesus will depend on what sources of authority are to be believed. The underlined below is mine.

 

1. The Lord Jesus is properly worshiped: 

     As defined by Mormonism worship "includes prayer, fasting, church service, participating in gospel ordinances, and other practices that show devotion and love for God."  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/gs/worship?lang=eng

     a. 1 Nephi 11:24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/11?lang=eng

      b. 2 Nephi 25:29 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.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/25?lang=eng

      c. 3 Nephi 11:17 Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him. 

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11?lang=eng

      d. 3 Nephi 17:10 And they did all, both they who had been healed and they who were whole, bow down at his feet, and did worship him; and as many as could come for the multitude did kiss his feet, insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their tears.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17?lang=eng

      e. 3 Nephi 19:18 And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/19?lang=eng

      f. 4 Nephi 1:37 Therefore the true believers in Christ, and the true worshipers of Christ, (among whom were the three disciples of Jesus who should tarry) were called Nephites, and Jacobites, and Josephites, and Zoramites.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/4-ne/1?lang=eng

      g. Courageously Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." (Acts 7:59.) (Stephen, the Martyr)  

https://www.lds.org/liahona/1987/05/stephen-the-martyr?lang=eng

      h. Stephen Robinson: Though all the world may say that Latter-day Saints do not know or love or worship Jesus Christ, I know that we do (Are Mormons Christians?, page 114).  

      i. New Testament Teacher Resource Manual: Tell students that today we will discuss more fully why we worship Jesus Christ (2002, 251–52).  

https://www.lds.org/manual/new-testament-teacher-resource-manual/the-revelation-of-saint-john-the-divine/revelation-4-5?lang=eng

      j. M. Russell Ballard: Yet notwithstanding these promises, we say that for us there is indeed no other object of worship than God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Ensign, Building Bridges of Understanding, #4).  

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1998/06/building-bridges-of-understanding?lang=eng

  

2. The Lord Jesus is not to be worshiped:

     a. Charles Penrose: There need not be any confusion in our minds regarding these important things. It is important that we should know something about the Being whom we worship—the Father, for it is the Father whom we worship. We do not pray to the Son nor to the Holy Ghost; we pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son, under the influence and guidance of the Holy Ghost (General Conference, 1915).  

     b. Bruce McConkie: Another peril is that those so involved often begin to pray directly to Christ because of some special friendship they feel has been developed. In this connection a current and unwise book, which advocates gaining a special relationship with Jesus, contains this sentence--quote: "Because the Savior is our mediator, our prayers go through Christ to the Father, and the Father answers our prayers through his Son." Unquote. This is plain, sectarian non-sense. Our prayers are addressed to the Father and to him only ("Our Relationship With The Lord", BYU Devotional, Match 2, 1982).  

http://www.zionsbest.com/relationship.html

  

 For a very good article on the worship of Jesus in Mormonism see Robert Bowman's "Prayer, the Trinity, and the Nature of God" found here:  

http://mit.irr.org/prayer-trinity-and-nature-of-god

The JWs and you folks worship the wrong Jesus making Him a god and not The God.  and then you believe you can and you aspire to become a god and equal to Him and allow Joseph smith to rewrite Scripture.

 

No, you worship the wrong god, spelled with a lower case g.

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On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 6:24 PM, Faber said:

Do Mormons worship Jesus?

Whether it is proper or not to worship the Lord Jesus will depend on what sources of authority are to be believed. The underlined below is mine.

 

1. The Lord Jesus is properly worshiped: 

     As defined by Mormonism worship "includes prayer, fasting, church service, participating in gospel ordinances, and other practices that show devotion and love for God."  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/gs/worship?lang=eng

     a. 1 Nephi 11:24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/11?lang=eng

      b. 2 Nephi 25:29 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.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/25?lang=eng

      c. 3 Nephi 11:17 Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him. 

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/11?lang=eng

      d. 3 Nephi 17:10 And they did all, both they who had been healed and they who were whole, bow down at his feet, and did worship him; and as many as could come for the multitude did kiss his feet, insomuch that they did bathe his feet with their tears.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17?lang=eng

      e. 3 Nephi 19:18 And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/19?lang=eng

      f. 4 Nephi 1:37 Therefore the true believers in Christ, and the true worshipers of Christ, (among whom were the three disciples of Jesus who should tarry) were called Nephites, and Jacobites, and Josephites, and Zoramites.  

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/4-ne/1?lang=eng

      g. Courageously Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." (Acts 7:59.) (Stephen, the Martyr)  

https://www.lds.org/liahona/1987/05/stephen-the-martyr?lang=eng

      h. Stephen Robinson: Though all the world may say that Latter-day Saints do not know or love or worship Jesus Christ, I know that we do (Are Mormons Christians?, page 114).  

      i. New Testament Teacher Resource Manual: Tell students that today we will discuss more fully why we worship Jesus Christ (2002, 251–52).  

https://www.lds.org/manual/new-testament-teacher-resource-manual/the-revelation-of-saint-john-the-divine/revelation-4-5?lang=eng

      j. M. Russell Ballard: Yet notwithstanding these promises, we say that for us there is indeed no other object of worship than God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Ensign, Building Bridges of Understanding, #4).  

https://www.lds.org/ensign/1998/06/building-bridges-of-understanding?lang=eng

  

2. The Lord Jesus is not to be worshiped:

     a. Charles Penrose: There need not be any confusion in our minds regarding these important things. It is important that we should know something about the Being whom we worship—the Father, for it is the Father whom we worship. We do not pray to the Son nor to the Holy Ghost; we pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son, under the influence and guidance of the Holy Ghost (General Conference, 1915).  

     b. Bruce McConkie: Another peril is that those so involved often begin to pray directly to Christ because of some special friendship they feel has been developed. In this connection a current and unwise book, which advocates gaining a special relationship with Jesus, contains this sentence--quote: "Because the Savior is our mediator, our prayers go through Christ to the Father, and the Father answers our prayers through his Son." Unquote. This is plain, sectarian non-sense. Our prayers are addressed to the Father and to him only ("Our Relationship With The Lord", BYU Devotional, Match 2, 1982).  

http://www.zionsbest.com/relationship.html

  

 For a very good article on the worship of Jesus in Mormonism see Robert Bowman's "Prayer, the Trinity, and the Nature of God" found here:  

http://mit.irr.org/prayer-trinity-and-nature-of-god

NO MAN (or woman) can worship God unless they are in Covenant and He allows it.

 

The worship of the non-elect, non-Covenant person, God does not accept, receive or honor.

 

The term "and then men began to worship God...etc." is a term ONLY used of those in Covenant, since God is the One who gives such an attitude to His people. It is never used of anyone not in Covenant with God, and since the Scripture, the Word of God, is given of God to a believer in Covenant (or believers) it is never meant for the world of non-Covenant persons - or the world proper. The world is enemy of God. But those elect souls God breathed into the nostril and loins of Adam are born at the appointed TIME and are born-again at the appointed TIME. Not even God casts His Pearl - Jesus Christ - to swine.

 

By the way I am NOT Calvinist. I detest that word when leveled at/against me.

 

I prefer to be called a Biblical Christian. There is only ONE kind of Christian on the planet - A Biblical Christian. If ones' Christianity is not Biblical, then it is not Christianity. Bottom line.

ty. 

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