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Is Mormonism Christian? by Late Richard John Neuhaus
November 24, 2009

Posted on 11/24/2009 1:46:39 PM PST by Steelfish

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1 posted on 11/24/2009 1:46:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

“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.


2 posted on 11/24/2009 1:48:36 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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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.


3 posted on 11/24/2009 1:53:16 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Grunthor
THey share a great many values as Christians and I admire a lot about how they live but no, they are not Christians.

I agree.
4 posted on 11/24/2009 1:53:20 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: Steelfish
People who believe in Christ are not Christians.
Wooooooo.

I guess Lutherans aren't Christians either.They believe in Martin Luther.
Woooooooo!

You really need a new hobby.

5 posted on 11/24/2009 1:54:10 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: Grunthor

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.


6 posted on 11/24/2009 1:55:33 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Steelfish

They quote Paul, so I will paraphrase Paul to the Galatians: If any many or angel gives a different gospel, do not believe him.


7 posted on 11/24/2009 1:56:44 PM PST by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Steelfish

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.


8 posted on 11/24/2009 1:56:58 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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Were the Disciples Christians? I'm sure if you could ask them, they would say they were Jews.

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?

9 posted on 11/24/2009 1:58:06 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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Ugh! I hate it when I do that. If any MAN or angels give you a different gospel, do not believe him.

Both Mohammed and Smith were given different gospels. They do NOT believe in the same God as the Christians and Jews.

10 posted on 11/24/2009 1:59:01 PM PST by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Grunthor

I agree.
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


11 posted on 11/24/2009 2:05:46 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Steelfish

I wouldn’t define Mormons as Christians, but I definitely respect their family morality and their missionary activities are to be respected.


12 posted on 11/24/2009 2:06:48 PM PST by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
..and even if we do, what difference will it make?

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.

13 posted on 11/24/2009 2:10:46 PM PST by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway)
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“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?

Nope.


14 posted on 11/24/2009 2:10:54 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: OpeEdMunkey

“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.”

That IS a pretty silly idea. Mitt is no threat to Sarah at all.


15 posted on 11/24/2009 2:16:43 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: Steelfish

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!


16 posted on 11/24/2009 2:19:27 PM PST by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: Suz in AZ

It just might help to read the whole article.


17 posted on 11/24/2009 2:23:46 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

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.


18 posted on 11/24/2009 2:26:37 PM PST by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Steelfish

Bookmark


19 posted on 11/24/2009 2:27:29 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Steelfish

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.


20 posted on 11/24/2009 2:32:31 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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