Interesting -- I think you might have me there, at least partially, as I was
unaware of the GBH quote. I suppose I should have defined the term more tightly
and say that we don't *pray* to Jesus Christ.

Paul Osborne wrote:

> Paul Osborne favored us with:
> >What do you mean we don't worship Christ? I worship Jesus Christ and so
> >do the prophets of every dispensation.
> >>Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that we don't pray to Jesus
> >>Christ.  We pray to the Father in the  name of Jesus Christ.  Anyway,
> it is
> >>impossible to worship one member of the Godhead without worshipping all
> >>three.  They are that "one."  --JWR
> I agree with you on this John and submit the following to Marc which I
> think shows that we must worship Christ as well as his Father and not
> just in name only:
> “They Spoke to Us,” Friend, Dec. 1998, 15
> “President Gordon B. Hinckley: We believe in Christ. We worship Christ.
> We take upon ourselves in solemn covenant His holy name. The Church to
> which we belong carries His name. He is our Lord, our Savior, our
> Redeemer through whom came the great Atonement with salvation and eternal
> life.”
> Robert E. Wells, “Be a Friend, a Servant, a Son of the Savior,” Ensign,
> Nov. 1982, 69
> “I said to my friend, “Please allow me to explain that we definitely are
> Christians—we do worship God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ”
> Dallin H. Oaks, “Why Do We Serve?” New Era, Mar. 1988, 5
> “Service is an imperative for those who worship Jesus Christ.”
> “And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he
> saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.” Heb 1:6
> “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.” 1 Ne 11:24
> “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.” 2 Ne 25:29
> “Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall
> down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him.” 3 Ne 11:17
> “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.” 3 Ne 17:10
> Paul O
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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