Skip to comments.Are Anti-Mormons Christians?
Posted on 03/16/2010 10:51:13 AM PDT by Paragon Defender
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Christians believe only the Bible. Mormons believe that their little fantasy writings overrule the Bible. This is not hard.
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Anti-Mormon is one thing. Anti-Mormonism is something completely different. I’m not anti-Mormon because, for example, I have Mormon friends. I’m anti-Mormonism because I do not believe in the foundations of their faith.
Sorry, but words have meaning, and beliefs have consequences. I like the Mormons I've known personally, but their beliefs are not those of Christianity. Calling green 'purple' only confuses things. Theologically the gulf between monotheistic Christians (even defined very broadly) and polytheistic Mormons are vast.
Or to put it another way, it is inconsistent to call Mormons 'Christians' and then not do the same for Jews, who are far, far, far more similar to Christians in their theology. For that matter Islam is more similar to Christianity in a theological sense as well, so the only way to include Mormonism as 'Christian' is to make the latter a vast, meaningless tent.
You perfectly demonstrate the anti-Mormon who uses false arguments against the Church. We don’t believe the Book of Mormon OVERRULES the Bible at all. They compliment and support each other.
“Are Anti-Mormons Christians?”
Are Christians to support cults?
Liberty1970, your basic argument boils down to: Mormons don’t believe exactly as you do, so you, as the arbiter of the term Christian, refuse them that designation.
It’s funny because it IS true that Mormons don’t play that game. We don’t say “You all don’t believe in Christ the way we do so YOU aren’t Christian.”
“Sorry, but words have meaning”
Not if you are Mormon.
“the only way to include Mormonism as ‘Christian’ is to make the latter a vast, meaningless tent.”
I think you might have just stumbled onto their nefarious plan..
“You perfectly demonstrate the anti-Mormon who uses false arguments against the Church. We dont believe the Book of Mormon OVERRULES the Bible at all. They compliment and support each other.”
So does Sceintology, Islam & Judaism. Doesn’t mean they are Christians right?
Your response makes no sense.
Grunthor, define “cult”.
Clever. Ridiculous ... but clever.
Christianity is not defined by an opinion about another faith ... but is defined by the central belief that Christ is the Resurrected Son of God, and the only available path to Salvation. To the extent that an “anti-Mormon” believes that, he is a Christian.
Before fellow Christians jump on me ... the above was an intentionally simplified characterization of the Christian faith.
When you get down to it, Mormons don’t even believe in the Book of Mormon. They believe in Doctrine and Covenants. The Book of Mormon contradicts much of Mormonism’s theology.
By the way Liberty1970, your argument about Jews may as well be called Christians is ridiculous. They don’t call themselves Christians because they don’t believe in Him as God and Savior of the world. Isn’t that a basic and clear definition of a “Christian”?
Are all anti-mormons Christian?
1. Believing there are multiple gods.
2. Believing that God was once a man.
3. Believing that you can become God.
does not complement the Bible. These beliefs are blasphemous.
Hootowl, what are even talking about? Either you’re joking or completely uninformed. As a Mormon, I’m always amused/annoyed to learn about what Mormons supposedly believe and what its supposedly really about from those who aren’t Mormon and don’t much care for the Church.
stinkerpot65, again, your saying that Mormons are not Christian boils down to this “we don’t believe exactly how you believe, so we are called non-Christian.” That’s arbitrarily exclusionary. And who made you the arbiter of Christianity.
Wouldn’t you agree that someone who believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Redeemer of mankind through his Atonement, maybe someone that is, say, Christian?
And hey, YOU don’t believe as Mormons believe, so YOU’RE not Christian. You all sound petty and unChrist-like.