Linda & Richard Eyre: A Christ-centered Christmas and New Year

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  • jttheawesome Scranton, PA
    Dec. 13, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    You know, when I see comments by non-Mormons - usually made by those purporting to be "real" Christians - about LDS doctrine, which drag up statements from over a century ago, I have to ask: Why is it that these people cannot focus upon what the LDS Church teaches today? Comments made by past leaders of the church, some of which were admittedly silly or even inane, were never adopted as official church doctrine. A look at the past teachings of the Christian church will reveal equally ridiculous sayings and teachings; yet, they are no longer taught or mentioned at all, except by historians. Indeed, the Christian movement, down thru' the centuries, has some downright shameful actions, such as the so-called crusades to the Holy Land, or the various inquisitions by the Roman Church, which involved unspeakable tortures and executions of other Christians who disagreed with what a corrupt Catholic church was teaching as doctrine. But, today's Catholic church is absolutely a much different and better organization than that one of old, as is the LDS Church. Please, if in disagreement with the LDS or any other church, focus on what they teach and believe today, not ancient history.

  • anonymousuk slc, utah
    Dec. 5, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    it is a time of year to connect with family. religion does not have to enter into it. it is much better if it does not. so glad to have left it all behind and free to apply ethics, morals and common decency to anyone around...not just those that only believe in what i believe in.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 6:00 a.m.

    Great Article! Lots to think about. Merry Christmas and here's to hoping for a prosperous New Year in which people grow to be greater friends and turn to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and his teachings of forgiveness, love and mercy.

  • dr.bridell mclean, VA
    Dec. 4, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    I can't help feeling that comments like the preceding one come from people who may have never felt the full joy of a truly and awesomely Christ Centered christmas. To try to split hairs and argue points about conception and spiritual causes for things is so presumptions and works against the simple joy that we can feel if we just let the awe wash over us!

  • sharrona layton, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    RE: A Christ-centered Christmas, The Virgin Birth.
    The “pale” of Christianity believes the birth of Jesus was a unique miracle by the Holy Spirit/Ghost, same Greek word(Pneuma).

    ”They tell us that the BoM states that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Ghost. I challenge that statement. The BoM teaches No Such Thing! Neither does the Bible!”( Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation.

    (Jesus)…born of Mary at*Jersusalem … who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost(Spirit) and bring forth a son yea, even the Son of God. ( Alma 7:10).

    "In *Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet(Malachi) has
    written: ".'"( MT 2:5),, Fulfilled Prophecy is what separates the Holy Bible from all other books.

    The Holy Ghost/Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.(Luke 1:35) .