Bruce R. McConkie States Mormons Are Not To Have A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ

It is no secret that many false and vain and foolish things are being taught in the sectarian world even among us about our need to gain a special relationship with the Lord Jesus. . . . In an attempt to be truer than true [Christians] devote themselves to gaining a special, personal relationship with Christ that is both improper and perilous. . . . Another peril is that those involved begin to pray directly to Christ because of some special friendship they feel has been developed. In this connection a current and unwise book, which advocates gaining a special relationship with Jesus, contains this sentence—“Because the Savior is our mediator, our prayers go through Christ to the Father, and the Father answers our prayers through His Son.” This is plain sectarian nonsense. Our prayers are addressed to the Father and the Father only. They do not go through Christ. (Bruce R. McConkie, Church News, Page 5, March 20th, 1982)

One Comment on “Bruce R. McConkie States Mormons Are Not To Have A Personal Relationship With Jesus Christ

  1. Thank you for this, I have felt this attitude coming back into church within talks and statements by members in church meetings. Not the Leaders. I specifically searched for this article which was authorized by the Church Presidency when it was published. I am trying to find the whole article.

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