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LDS Church leaders expected at BYU President Kevin Worthen's inauguration Sept. 9

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  • kvnsmnsn Springville, UT
    July 18, 2014 12:57 p.m.

    downtowndave posted:

    =With the Mormon church wanting to emerge as a religion that considers itself
    =Christian, what do they do with comments such as this from Joseph Smith:
    =“Nothing less than a complete apostasy from the Christian religion would
    =warrant the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

    So there was "a complete apostasy from the Christian religion"; so what? That doesn't change the fact that the people in the groups who apostatized still believe in Jesus Christ and try to live according to His will. So if Latter-day Saints like me are willing to consider them Christians, why aren't they willing to consider Latter-day Saints Christians?

  • downtowndave HEBER SPRINGS, AR
    July 18, 2014 7:39 a.m.

    "Eleven years ago, President Hinckley charged Cecil O. Samuelson to "enrich scholarship" with religious truth."
    That would be a good start. With the Mormon church wanting to emerge as a religion that considers itself Christian, what do they do with comments such as this from Joseph Smith: “Nothing less than a complete apostasy from the Christian religion would warrant the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

    - Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church, v. 1, p. xl

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    July 17, 2014 8:09 p.m.

    I was at then Ricks when President Hinckley came at David Bednars inauguration. Heard that President Bednar was embarrassed by it but Henry B Eyring who was then serving as Commissioner of education said they needed it to showcase the school. Being center of attention is something few men enjoy, Wonder if they have to have it since the President is already serving. Heard at some State schools the incoming presidents said no, easy to do that there than a church school I think.