Yesterday, I was a little hurt by a post that I found in an uplifting/encouraging/Christian group I’m a part of. It was written by a girl who is very faithful to her Christian sect. She set out to find more about Mormonism…not to convert, but to understand it more. She talked with Mormon friends, Mormon bishops, Mormon missionaries. She read the Book of Mormon, she attended General Conference, she attended church meetings. She visited church sites in Utah. And, her findings led her to believe that we aren’t Christian. She wasn’t trying to be mean or hurtful, that’s just what she believed and understood. However…
noun ˈkris-chən, ˈkrish-
3 Nephi 27:5
Have they not read the scriptures, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day;
And now there were seven churches in the land of Zarahemla. And it came to pass that whosoever were desirous to take upon them the name of Christ, or of God, they did join the churches of God;
2 Nephi 33:12
And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in his kingdom at that great and last day.
And none were received unto baptism save they took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end.
Take upon you the name of Christ, and speak the truth in soberness.
And again, I say unto you, all things must be done in the name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the Spirit;
Behold, I say unto you, that the good shepherd doth call you; yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of Christ; and if ye will not hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd, to the name by which ye are called, behold, ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd.
And those who did belong to the church were faithful; yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as they were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come.
And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
I will leave you with the words of a song we learn when we are in the Children’s Program at our Church (Primary):