Reason #23 A Prophet with No News
“Prophet” Gordon B. Hinckley once answered a reporter from Time Magazine, August 4, 1997:
“On whether his church still holds that God the Father was once a man, [Hinckley] sounded uncertain, `I don’t know that we teach it. I don’t know that we emphasize it… I understand the philosophical background behind it, but I don’t know a lot about it, and I don’t think others know a lot about it.’” [emphasis added]
Mormons are divesting themselves of previous non-Christian teachings. However, do we need an exclusive prophet to tell us that God-who-was-once-a-man is now just the same God the Christians have been worshiping all along? Does that make any sense at all?
For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading devices.