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Discussion in 'Debate Other Religions & Faiths' started by drstevej, May 8, 2018.

  1. drstevej

    drstevej Light Attracts Bugs Staff Member Chaplain Supporter

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    This Sunday is Mother's Day... a time to remember and celebrate our mothers.

    QUESTION: Since Mormons believe there is a Heaven Mother as well as a Heavenly Father, how will you celebrate Heavenly Mother this Sunday? Singing "O My Father" is one way, what are others?

    And are non-Mormons wrong for rejecting as blasphemy the existence of a Heavenly Mother? I say, that inventing Heavenly Mother makes both reason and Revelation "stare."
     
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  2. Ignatius the Kiwi

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    I think honouring their Heavenly Mother is unessential in the grand scheme of things. All of the Mormon's attention seems drawn towards their heavenly Father who alone seems to receive worship and primary credit for our existence.

    Heavenly Mother seems like an idea born out of the necessity of Mormon Emphasis on the family unit. Since to be married is to be better than to not be married it makes no sense heavenly Father wouldn't have his own wife/wives. We also shouldn't discount the idea there are multiple heavenly Mothers.
     
  3. dzheremi

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    "That's speculation!" (the LDS version of the Muslim ٱللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ ['God knows best'] magical question deflector)
     
  4. withwonderingawe

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    This Sunday? This month is going by to fast.
     
  5. drstevej

    drstevej Light Attracts Bugs Staff Member Chaplain Supporter

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    Other LDS express gratitude to Heavenly Mom, why not here fellow LDS?
     
  6. drstevej

    drstevej Light Attracts Bugs Staff Member Chaplain Supporter

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    Elder Melvin J. Ballard shared that Heavenly Mother is equal to our Heavenly Father:
    (Sermons and Mission Services of Melvin Joseph Ballard, 205).
     
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    I wonder if you'll get a "that's not doctrine" or "we don't believe/teach that"...
     
  8. Peter1000

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    LDS may remember her, but there is no worship ceremony or special prayer to her. (Like the Catholic and other eastern religions do for Mary) God the Father is who we worship, only.

    You all can laugh and scoff and mock and reject all you wish, but when there comes a time when you find out that there is a Heavenly Mother, you will vomit yourself that you treated her with such disrespect.
     
  9. drstevej

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    So you not worship Jesus Christ either, just the Father?
     
  10. Peter1000

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    We pray and worship the same God that Jesus taught us to pray to and worship.
     
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  11. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    Please answer the question as given.
     
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  12. drstevej

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    That was not my question. I worship Jesus, am I an idolater? If He is not God, I am an idolater.
     
  13. Ignatius the Kiwi

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    I won't laugh at Mormons (though I find the idea of Heavenly Mother bad) but I would ask, why not give her or possibly the many different heavenly Mothers) worship due to them as Creators of our spiritual existence? Ostensibly without a Heavenly Mother, Heavenly Father is powerless to create life and is thus dependent on his spouse. It takes two to create life, so why does Heavenly Father get all the credit and Heavenly Mother seemingly none or very little when compared to her husband?

    Is Patriarchy ingrained into the fabric of reality?
     
  14. Ironhold

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    Think about all the smack talk God has to deal with on a daily basis.

    Do you think he'd want the missus to get it as well?

    Hence why people try to keep her out of things.
     
  15. drstevej

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    Jesus get's a lot of smack talk, why not keep Him out of things too?
     
  16. withwonderingawe

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    You are the example of why.
     
  17. Peter1000

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    We have not been given the reason why Heavenly Father has chosen not to reveal her to the world. So I cannot really respond to your question.
     
  18. Peter1000

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    Is there a scripture in the bible where Jesus tells us to worship him?
     
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  19. drstevej

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    Matthew 14:33
    And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly God's Son!"

    Matthew 2:2
    "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."

    Matthew 28:9
    And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

    Phil 2:10
    so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

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    Do you worship Jesus, Ironhold?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO
     
  20. twin.spin

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    Thanks for confirming that some Mormons here are being cagey at the very least who knowingly understand when Christians speak of Jesus being 100% coequal with the Father it includes worship of Jesus.

    When a person honors God the Father, they worship him ... right?
     
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