I will be unable to do otherwise.
I followed a link on a comment you made on Millenial Star to get here. You refered to the quote by Neal Maxwell “if you do not choose the kingdom of Heaven first, it will ultimately make little difference what you chose instead” in a correction of someone misquoting and misusing his words. I have been looking for the exact quote and it’s source for a while. Would you be so kind as to tell me where he said it?
And last but not least, I am so glad to have found this blog, it is, to say the least, a breath of fresh air.]]>
The doctrinal reason is:
“Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.” (D&C 20:28)]]>
What is worship more than honoring (by attempting to become one with) the thing being worshiped?]]>
I’m also thinking that there might be something to the way that each member of the godhead testifies of and defers to the other members.
As for the McConkie talk, I’m interested to see how it deals with scriptures that I think pretty clearly point to Father AND Son worship.]]>
In the New Testament, the Son defers to and gives all glory and honor to the Father without exception. Without diminishing the importance of the atonement, and while being supremely grateful for it, should we do anything other than what the Son did in reference to the Father?
I think his crack about Baptist in garments whose religion is all about their relationship with Jesus just means that we should not let our gratitude for Christ and his atonement distract us from the ultimate object of our religion– to return to the presence of the Father.