Jesus Christ: Prophet or Son of God? ~ Dear Miss Mormon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Jesus Christ: Prophet or Son of God?

Is it true mormons believe Jesus to be a prophet and not the Son of God?

Dear friend,

Its been wayyyy too long since I've answered any of your questions...ew.
#I'msorry

Even though the writing stopped (temporarily) the lessons just kept coming. I've noticed throughout my life that whether or not we listen, God will still try to teach us. Here's a hint: its easier if you're listening. -_-

This was a tricky question for me, not because I don't believe Christ is the Son of God, but I feel a strange lack of words whenever I try to convey in full how I feel about my Savior.

Maybe its easiest to first state my understanding of a prophet and their responsibilities. A prophet is someone called of God to testify of Christ first and foremost. A prophet is a messenger. The scriptures give the analogy of a watchman on the tower who can cry out a warning of any approaching danger. Though, technically Jesus came and did these things, His calling was greater than prophet; it was to be the Savior of the world.

A prophet is a man, Jesus Christ was more than mortal and therefore did what no one else in this mortal world could do.

So, even though my understanding isn't perfect as to how it all works together; his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, dying on the cross, and rising from the dead, I know all works together for my good.

Mormon's don't believe Christ is just a prophet.

Mormon's believe Christ is the end-all-be-all to our salvation.

Joseph Smith, as forgiving as he was, can't forgive me of my sins. Brigham Young, as intimidating and fierce as he looks in his pictures, can't be my judge or advocate on judgement day. Thomas S. Monson, as sweet and empathetic as he may be, can't enable me to carry on through any trial I go through and make me the stronger for it.

I love prophets, and I sustain the current, living prophet we have today; but I will always look to Christ as my savior. 

I may not be able to meet the prophet, or sit down and have a heart-to-heart with him whenever I need one; but I can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that in my life is the difference.

With much love,
Miss Mormon



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