> What do you mean we don't worship Christ? I worship Jesus Christ
> and so do the prophets of every dispensation. [...] 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: [...]
Bruce R. McConkie, BYU Devotional speech, 2 March 1982:
"Let us set forth those doctrines and concepts that a gracious
God has given to us in this day and which must be understood in
order to gain eternal life. They are:
"1. We worship the Father and him only and no one else.
"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
I don't believe Elder McConkie's teachings on the topic conflict with
the other quotations you provided, and it does clearly teach that we do
not worship Christ in the same sense as we worship the Father. I can't
speak for Marc, of course (heaven forbid I try!), and truthfully I don't
even remember the context of what he said; but in my mind this teaching
gives validity to the doctrine that we don't worship Christ. At this
point, I think it's all a matter of definition.
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