I’ve always thought that when people of other religions talk about God, they sound weird. Even when I was a kid and I attended a Protestant church, it all sounded kind of weird to me. Phrases like, “being saved” and “accepting Christ into your heart.” What exactly does that mean, “have you accepted Christ as your personal savior”? Don’t they realize how hokey and weird that sounds?
Then I learned about the gospel and got baptized. I remember thinking very vividly, Why doesn’t this sound hokey and weird to me? I guess it’s because it all makes sense. It’s not just words. There’s substance there.
I still cringe a little inside when I hear people of other religions talk about God. It still seems weird to me. And when I hear Mormons talk about God, I think about how it must sound to someone who is a non-believer. “Joseph Smith was a prophet.” Huh? It must sound just as weird, or weirder, to them. But it doesn’t to me. It makes perfect sense. “Christ is our Lord and our redeemer.” Of course He is.
Or maybe I’m just the weird one.