Bruce R. McConkie’s BYU Address – H.I.S. Ministries International
Prolific doctrinal authority, Mormon Apostle Bruce R. McConkie, spoke at Mormons were told not to seek out a relationship with Christ, but to. The forward read that people should "center their lives in Christ and develop their own personal relationship with Him." Bruce McConkie, of. George Wendell Pace (born ) was an American professor of religion at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. He was a popular writer and speaker on religion in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and is known for being publicly criticized by Apostle Bruce R. McConkie in relationship with Jesus Christ, apart from the Holy Ghost and God the.
One particular statement, however, may have done more harm than good. Perhaps he could or should have said that we do not worship the Son in the same role as the Father. Clearly, he's trying to differentiate degrees of worship and the different relationships we have with each person in the Godhead, but as he admits, it is a "fine line".
God the Father is our Father—we are his children. So when we pray, we pray directly to our Father in the name of Christ--just as Jesus taught; not directly to Jesus.
Even though a song of the heart is considered to be a prayer, and many of our hymns are in essence prayers to Jesus. But in that same talk he makes clear that while our relationship with the Son is "one of brother or sister in the premortal life", it is now "one of being led to the Father by him while in this mortal sphere".
In the talk he elaborates on Jesus the Christ: He is the Lord Jehovah who championed our cause before the foundations of the earth were laid.
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He is the God of Israel, the promised Messiah, and the Redeemer of the world. By faith we are adopted into his family and become his children. We take upon ourselves his name, keep his commandments, and rejoice in the cleansing power of his blood. Salvation comes by him. From Creation's dawn, as long as eternity endures, there neither has been nor will be another act of such transcendent power and import as his atoning sacrifice.
We do not have a fraction of the power we need to properly praise his holy name and ascribe unto him the honor and power and might and glory and dominion that is his. He is our Lord, our God, and our King. Even in his infamous?
The Father and the Son are the objects of all true worship. No one can worship the Father without also worshiping the Son. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. It is proper to worship the Father, in the name of the Son, and also to worship the Son. In my opinion, now and after all is said and done, the proper relationship we have with Christ is pretty special. That covenant relationship we have with Christ is our only hope--without Him we would be lost.
Furthermore, He is the father of our spiritual rebirth. We become born again as His sons and daughters.
Relationship with Jesus
And we need to be very clear on this point. Russell Ballard, in a talk entitled " Building Bridges of Understanding ", cautioned members of the Church: We occasionally hear some members refer to Jesus as our Elder Brother, which is a true concept based on our understanding of the pre-mortal life with our Father in Heaven. This spiritual battle started with Lucifer attacking the throne of God and was manifested again in the Garden when Satan tempted Eve.
Adam and Eve bought a form of this lie and Joseph Smith simply put his creative twist on it. Joseph Smith and his cronies, especially Martin Harris, were using second sight vision to peek into the spirit world.
Mormonism is good at painting a pretty picture of itself as being devout, pious, moral, reverent and sincere. Thankfully, two-thirds of those on the rolls of the LDS church, are inactive.
Our Relationship with the Lord
God speaks to the hearts of people showing them the way to salvation. I would pray that the seed that has been sown in you here, will grow and bear fruit in this life and into eternity.Jesus Christ and Him Crucified - Bruce R. McConkie
I was going to comment on this remark by you in my last post, Falc, but thought it would digress to the style of argumentation that you favor, and which I certainly do not. I appreciate that your posts have turned in the last two days to a more respectful tone towards me. I also get that you sincerely want me to leave what you see as a destructive line of thought, belief, and tradition. That said, Falcon, you must understand that I recognize two forms of dialogical argument.
And the two forms of argument often overlap. The purpose of the U. And this approach works when you have an ideally unbiased arbiter, like a judge or jury. To clarify, and to correct. And to learn, as well, I hope.
Mormon Doctrine on personal relationship with Christ
It played a part in why I compromised my role as teacher a few times here, and became a pretty effective spoiler as well. And relished in that role a bit more than I should have.
From my own observations of your patterns, Falc, I believe that if you examined Evangelical faith through the same critical lenses, you would not hold to your current faith for very long. That much was as obvious to Ralph as well.