Book review: 2nd volume of 'Verse by Verse' explores the Savior in the Old Testament

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  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    Jan. 2, 2014 8:51 p.m.

    I am assuming the author means "Jesus" when he refers to "the Savior" in the Old Testament.

    How peculiar. Mormons give Trinitarians grief because of scripture that appears to show God (the Son) talking to Himself (God, the Father) while being tended by God (they Holy ghost).

    But if Jesus was Jehovah of the Old Testament, and that is the god to whom the Israelites prayed and offered sacrifices, then when Jesus came in the flesh and taught his Israelite/Jewish disciples to pray, he taught them to pray to Jehovah - the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, of the Old Testament - in other words, he taught them to pray to Him, but the Him that was in Heaven!?

    Is this why Joseph Smith was confused about the gods when he offered the dedicatory prayer for the Nauvoo temple? He prayed to "Jehovah" as "O Lord God of Israel", by which he meant the Father: "...we ask thee, Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ".

    So Joseph thought Jesus' FATHER's name was "Jehovah", but then Joseph calls him "Holy Father" and "O Jehovah" (D&C 109:34, 42, 56) the "Mighty God of Jacob".

    Confused much?