Mormons are in conflict when it comes to worshiping Jesus. Depending upon the person you ask you will get different answers. The older generation will most likely say “No”, while the younger generation may say “Yes”. This is because, in 1982, Bruce McConkie said “No” to worshipping Jesus. “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.” (Our Relationship With The Lord) However, the LDS church now declares something entirely different. “Mormons, more properly referred to as Latter-day Saints or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, worship God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ….While Latter-day Saints do worship Jesus Christ as explained here, they do not pray to Him. That is reserved for only God the Father.” (Who Do Mormons Worship?) Interesting that the article says, “Mormons”, when they hate it when we refer to them as this.
So what does the Bible say about Worship or even praying to Jesus? It says “Yes” to both. We learn that angels worship Jesus. “And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” (Hebrews 1:6) That every person will bow to Jesus and confess that He is Lord. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 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 2:9-11) If you call upon the Lord, “Jesus”, you shall be saved, which is praying. “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) And we learn that the church called upon Jesus in prayer. “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s. (1 Corinthians 1:2) Mormons are missing out on their salvation. They have not called upon Jesus, but their Father only, and are, therefore, unsaved. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that Mormons will understand the need to call upon Your Name in order to be saved. Yes, Jesus, they are missing out on their salvation, because they deny any need to call upon You, but the Father only. They say that praying is only for the Father and wouldn’t dare pray to You, Jesus, for they think that it would not be received and would be blasphemy. This is a ridiculous statement that Satan has instilled in their minds. They have read the Lord’s prayer and have misinterpreted it to think that we could never pray to You, but the Father alone. I am afraid that these types of teachings creep into cults like this when the Holy Spirit is missing. Jesus, I would feel terrible if didn’t seek Your face on a daily basis. I love to call upon Your Name, for I know that You are there, like the Father also. Thank You for going before the Father and pleading my case, that I may enter Your kingdom and be saved. I love You, Lord. My only desire in this life is to serve You and to help bring more souls to You for salvation. I know this isn’t easy and comes with much persecution, but I trust that You will lead me to the elect. People who are ready to receive You. Be with me always. I give You praise and my worship. Amen.
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