There are 2 thoughts on “Credo”.

  1. “All their creeds are an abomination in God’s sight.” And they are! As I read your essay I agreed because all have some truth but I also accept that the creeds are “an abomination”. This seems a conundrum.

    I read Bro. Ellis’ book review on Pistis and am currently reading the book. I am more convinced than ever that the great apostasy occurred and that the creeds are “an abomination in God’s sight”. This does not mean that I don’t respect those of different faiths and can appreciate their music, art, and good works.

  2. Good article! The reason that the Holy Ghost was with Mary at the conception of Jesus, was that she needed the presence of the Holy Ghost to be able to endure the presence of Heavenly Father. I believe that the Holy Ghost was also with Joseph Smith in the First Vision for the same reason; I am puzzled why the Holy Ghost being with Joseph Smith in the First Vision is not mentioned.

    One of the criticisms of the Church by other churches is that we claim that through the Savior’s atonement we can become like Christ – which criticism, ironically, denies the power of the Savior’s atonement. This denial of the power of the Savior’s atonement is one of the reasons why Joseph Smith was told that the Christian sects of his day were “all wrong,” that “all their creeds were an abomination in [God’s] sight.”

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