Skip to comments.Is Mormonism Christian? by Late Richard John Neuhaus
Posted on 11/24/2009 1:46:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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“Is Mormonism Christian?”
THey share a great many values as Christians and I admire a lot about how they live but no, they are not Christians.
Yes- This is a great scholarly article on the subject. Indeed, one of the best. It’s worth a full read. Neuhaus was a Lutheran convert to Catholicism and was considered the foremost Lutheran scholar of his time prior to his conversion.
I guess Lutherans aren't Christians either.They believe in Martin Luther.
You really need a new hobby.
Very well put. I used to think they were, but the more I read and find out about what they believe in, the less I do. Try “Inside Mormonism” by Isaiah Bennett.
They quote Paul, so I will paraphrase Paul to the Galatians: If any many or angel gives a different gospel, do not believe him.
The only thing mormonism has in common with Christianity is the name Jesus Christ - and by that, they mean a different Jesus than the one the Bible reveals.
Are individual mormons Christian - some, no doubt, despite the teachings of mormonism.
Mormons follow JESUS CHRIST and claim to be Christians. Who am I to say they aren't? I don't think this is a question for us to decide, and even if we do, what difference will it make?
Both Mohammed and Smith were given different gospels. They do NOT believe in the same God as the Christians and Jews.
Mormons are generally nice folks,good neighbors and they now hold to a strong family moral code. (I say now because of the history of polygamy, polyandry and child brides)
But Christians hold to a different doctrine of God, (they believe he is a man that became god), a different doctrine of the trinity, a different doctrine of salvation (no hell, and tiers of heaven and a work based salvation)
The gap is a cavern that separates they from those that profess a Christian belief and our Mormon friends
We can love and admire them, but they are not Christian brothers
I wouldn’t define Mormons as Christians, but I definitely respect their family morality and their missionary activities are to be respected.
It makes no difference and wouldn't even be brought up if the anti-Rommney folks here weren't so scared to death of him as a threat to Palin—a position that I still can't figure out.
“Try Inside Mormonism by Isaiah Bennett.”
I had personal experience. For the first four years of my walk with Jesus, I had a Pastor (Protestant) that was raised Mormon before Jesus saved him (his words) in his late 20’s. I heard enough about Mormon teachings from him to ever doubt that they are Christian. Good people? You bet! Do they worship the Jesus that I know from the Holy Bible as Lord and Savior and the One and Only Son of God?
“and wouldn’t even be brought up if the anti-Rommney folks here weren’t so scared to death of him as a threat to Palina position that I still can’t figure out.”
That IS a pretty silly idea. Mitt is no threat to Sarah at all.
As related to me by my then-90-something year-old great uncle who was a Baptist and Methodist pastor, Mormonism is based on a plagiarized manuscript that was stolen from an ancestor of mine. The story is about his adventure to the west coast and was stolen by a door-to-door salesman in, I believe, Chicago (aka Joseph Smith)! A few years after it was stolen, the book of moron was published. I wish my uncle had written it all down, as he is long since passed to his Lord. There is only ONE WAY that a former mormon could be a Christian and to find it, read the Bible!
It just might help to read the whole article.
I am always amused by the passion that some on FR display when administering litmus tests and rectal exams to ascertain the Christianity of others. If one’s Christian faith is so weak that they must take shots at the faith of others, then their quest for ideological purity is merely an exercise in inflating their own faith by “lowering the bar”.
And it’s funny as hell.
A great read, I read it all. Very informative.
Mormons are like gays in a way.
Gays want gay marriage for the legitimacy they think it will give them. Normal.(just like the rest of us).
Mormons want to be Christians for the same reason, legitimacy. Not a “cult”, but a Christian (denomination).
I agree with many here. They are nice people, but they aren’t Christians.
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