Skip to comments.Why don't Mormon's celebrate Easter? [Asked by a Mormon]
Posted on 04/06/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT by Colofornian
The Christian World just recently celebrated Easter. But as a general rule, it seems to me that Easter Sunday is NOT properly observed -at least in the ward's I have belonged to.
I remember vividly an Easter Sunday (15 years ago) wherein the sacrament meeting was a missionary farewell--no particular emphasis on Easter, Christ's Atonement of Resurrection.
I went to Sunday School--the instructor simply taught the next lesson in the manual--no emphasis whatsoever on Easter related topics.
I went to Priesthood Meeting--same story in my Elder's Quorum. Finally, after going from classroom to classroom I discovered that the Priest's quorum of having a lesson on Easter.
This last Easter, the sacrament meeting program was very much Easter centered with the choir singing an Easter Cantata (by Gerald Lund and His wife--very nice!). However, the congregational hymns (3) WERE NOT from the Easter hymns in the hymn book.
The Sunday School class I attended had an Easter Centered Lesson, but that is only because I taught it! (Gospel Essentials).
What is the deal? It seems to me that this is the one Sunday on which we could deviate from the lesson manual just enough to focus on the central doctrine of our Church and Christianity!
I recently voiced this opinion in Correlation Meeting and received a lecture from our Relief Society President that it would be completely inappropriate to deviate from the lesson schedule!
What has been your experience?
Is there some church policy that I am not aware of that prohibits us from having a special lesson on Easter?
Are Church instructors so mindless that they can't do anything but blindly follow the manual?
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Chapel? (Mormons don't even call it a "chapel")
lds do not wear crosses or display crosses because mormonism is in no way related to Christianity.
Do you realize you contradicted yourself?
If Mormons believe Jesus "paid the price" in the garden, then Mormons believe... Jesus "paid the price."
This bashing has to stop - in the name of Christ.
Keep your candle wicks lit.............in full anticipation of His Return. They came for the Mormons, but I didn’t care, because I didn’t care about birth control...................or something like that........... < /sarc>
Jesus Christ, the eternal Christ, paid the price on the Cross and overcame death and rose from the dead.
mormonism teaches a created christ, that paid the price in the garden but lds must work for their salvation.
Jesus Christ of the Bible always was.
The lds christ was once a man who earned a vaulted position.
There is no bashing, there is exposure of mormonism, which as Christins we are to call out false prophets and blasphemy.
Only if you downgrade the world's sin...as being something that could be overcome with sweat labor via intense prayer...
Only if you downgrade the penalty for sin as being not even worthy of a divine slap on the wrist justice-wise.
Our sin is so depraved...and comprehensive...its scope covering ALL of us...that the Bible proclaims Jesus had to BECOME sin on our behalf -- become a curse on our behalf -- to satisfy God's wrath...See: He Took Our Place: Identity Theft: Recovering Who You Are, Part I [Jesus made to be sin & a curse]
Believe me, had there been another way than...
...the scandalous shameful cross (for a divine being);
...to make the Son of God to BE sin;
...to treat the Son of God as a literal curse (A sense of divine damnation with the wrath of the Father poured out upon the Son of God), then those divine alternatives would have been exercised.
They weren't. (So let's not second guess divine prerogatives)
For more on distinct treatments of the atonement, see:
Seems to me I remember something somewhere about picking up the Cross and following Him, if the garden was the important item in the “price” the command would be get a wheelbarrow fill it with dirt and follow me.
They do not celebrate Easter because all the Christian (ie corrupted) denominations do. Same reason they don’t like crosses.
What do you expect from a faith that denies the divinity of Christ (not eternal God the Son, triune God, always God, not a man that turned into a god).
You don’t understand then why the cross is worn by Christians, then.
Jesus was victorious over the cross. By Jesus’ resurrection, He proved that He was who He claimed He was, eternal God, God the Son, manifest in the flesh. And because He rose again, we can trust Him in everything He has promised us. When He says to trust in Him and we will have eternal life with Him, we can be certain we will have that, because Jesus IS who He says He is. He is God, the eternal Son of God.
Now, if Jesus died on the cross, and did not rise again, then I could see your point.
This is the most telling, when even the so called CINO’s show up at Church once a year for Easter but the Mormons think nothing of it special at all. They are less than Pagan.
Wow! Very astute!
I love your discernment here...have never heard it framed this way...
You have quite succinctly summed up "contrast-and-compare" like few have.
Praise the Lord for His gift of discernment to you.
The world will do what the world will do; and cults will do what cults will do. No surprise on this front -- all controlled by the same forces of darkness.
To sum up what I was saying in post #27 in even a simpler way:
If a rather intense "convo" between the Son of God and His Father was all that was pivotally needed to overcome sin in this world, Jesus as the Son of God could have stayed in heaven and accomplished that up there.
He didn't need to don dirty diapers & become a baby-turned-man.
He didn't need to deal with a faithless humanity for three years of public ministry.
And the cross would have been a wee bit of an "overkill."
We all fall short of the Glory of God. Mormon, Catholic, every denomination of Protestant or Jew, and all those in the unbelieving world. Stack all our good deeds up, the Biblical laws we have kept, and all the hours in church or on a mission trip, or in worship on Easter Sundays, and we have not come close to deserving what God has promised.
Our acceptance by God does not come from what church we join, or how good a life we live. The thief on the cross showed us that. By doing the unthinkable, the criminal asked Jesus to have mercy on him in spite of his worthless life. Keep in mind, he was in no position to bargain. There was no from now on, no turning over a new leaf for him. He was a dead man talking. He had come to an end of his miserable life. But 4 little heart-felt words have mercy on me had Jesus push up on the nail that pierced his feet so he could utter these words, I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise
Those 4-words can be spoken by all human-kind, for he suffered on that cross for all of us. Even Mormons.
Colofornian ... my favorite oracle of anti-mormon bigotry,
Mormons Celebrate the Ressurection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we believe in the biblical ressurection, unlike yourself that believe that Christ ditched his ressurected body once he left the earth to join the heavenly mist with a three-way personality disorder (funny that that’s not taught in the bible).
We however, do not believe in the Easter Bunny which I believe was another Roman distortion similar to your Nicene Creed.
So here’s the real question ... If you celebrate Easter .... why don’t you celebrate Christ’s ressurection, instead of defining it by non-biblical state-priest philosophies and Creeds?
No, Mitt Romney is not a Christian because he is a Mormon. It's just that simple.
God is outside of time, maybe this message was meant for
It’s happening again. How insane!~! True Conservatives do
not want another non-Christian as President. And neither does God.
archived message #32660, Yahoo Groups - Seers 2
2007 Message to Louise Tomkiel
Message to Louise August 13, 2007
AUGUST 13, 2008- - -3:10 a.m.
L. began to receive a message from God and said, “Jesus,
please cover me with your Most Precious Blood.”
Then your God spoke, “CHILDREN, LISTEN TO ME!!!!
Select your candidate in much prayer for if you put a
certain party up for election for your next president
you will have a religious war and Martial Law. This
person claims to have faith in the ‘one true church’
which, I tell you, is a false cult founded on lies by a
very sick man.
My Church and all Christians will be sought out and
punished unto death! DO NOT CHOOSE EVIL MEN TO
RULE YOUR COUNTRY!!!
Michael and his Legions of Warrior Angels will assist
My own although many will die for your faith. Remain
faithful to the end My dear ones for Heaven eternal
Live in Truth. Live Love. Forgive all. Pray. I WILL give
you abundant strength. This will be the devil’s great
hour. Fear not but live on in My Great Love. My
blessings to you all! Amen.”
NOTE: Candidate’s initial - - -M.R.
[The only candidate in the last election and in this one with these initials is Mitt Romney. He is a Mormon which was recently described as a cult.]