'Demystifying' Mormon faith for media, evangelicals

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  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    June 21, 2012 7:33 a.m.

    I have asked this question before and I'll ask it again because no one on these blogs has been able to answer it for me. Evangelicals are very concerned that Mormon practices are not taught in the Bible. Evangelical Christians pray to Heavenly Father, God, Lord, Jesus, and many other labels. Jesus taught us to pray to our Father. He never taught us to pray to himself. Jesus even taught us to pray to the Father in His (Jesus) name. I see this as a huge difference and I'd like to know how evangelicals can come out on top on this debate.

    A second difference I do not see explained is that evangelicals don't recognize the physical body of the resurrected Jesus, yet nowhere in the Bible does it say that Jesus gave it up after clearly declaring the nature of His resurrected body and angels declaring that this same Jesus would one day return. Can any non-Mormon Christians explain that, please?

    Many thanks!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 19, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    The outlandishly lampooning Book of Mormon musical on Broadway is a refreshing break from seeing Mormonism handled with kid gloves by its detractors. Mormonism has found acceptance totally unlike the kind once dreamed of by the Mormon faithful. Better to embrace than to squirm. The LDS Chuch is growing up in ways it never imagained.