Source: Religion News Service
A guest post by Mette Harrison
A few months ago, I got into a surprising argument on Facebook about whether Mormons worship Jesus Christ.
It started with a “helpful Mormon” who emailed me about one of my previous essays on Mormonism to mansplain to me that Mormons don’t worship Jesus Christ.
This seemed ridiculous to me, particularly since I’d just sat down in Sacrament Meeting and my bishop had welcomed everyone there who had “come together to worship Christ.”
What is the Mormon Sacrament if not a way of worshipping Christ? What does it mean when we say we are Christians if not that we worship Christ? Why do we name our church “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” if we don’t worship Christ? And why do we spend time trying to convince other Christians we are Christian, too, if we don’t worship Christ?