I’m replaying an old post now that my readership is bigger and those that comment are a little more even keeled.
There is one fundamental question about Mormonism that I can’t seem to find a consistent answer about. The question is: “Do LDS worship Jesus as their God?” (as other Christians do).
I know that the LDS esteem Jesus as Saviour and Redeemer. I know that they consider him a god, creator of the world and part of the Godhood. I know that they view him as the only way to the Father. I know that they seek to emulate his life. And, YES, by all means I know that his name is right there as part of your church’s name.
While I see all of those things as important and unique to Jesus, the thing that seems to separate Christians from all other religions is that they worship and praise Jesus as God. But LDS seem hesitant to agree or at least come to a consensus on the matter.
I’ve read an lecture by Bruce McConkie in which he makes it quite clear that worshiping any one other than Heavenly Father is inappropriate and is idolatry. http://www.zionsbest.com/relationship.html I know many LDS who disagree with him. What is your stance? Is this a generational shift in LDS doctrine?