Are Mormons Christian?

Are Mormons Christian?  Well, this is how Stephen Robinson, the professor of ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University answers the question:  “Latter-day Saints do not seek to be accepted as historically “orthodox” Christians or as Evangelicals.  We are neither.” (How Wide the Divide. p. 20). Now that is pretty clear.   

One Response to “Are Mormons Christian?”

  1. Christian Curious? Says:

    The god that Mormons/Latter-day Saints worship has a body of flesh and bone (D&C 130:22), is a glorified, exalted man (Gospel Through the Ages, Milton Hunter, p. 104), and is merely one of many gods (Mormon Doctrine, Bruce R. McConkie, pp. 576-77).

    The God of the Bible does does not have a body of flesh and bone. “God is a spirit…” (John 4:24); “A spirit hath not flesh and bones” (Luke 24:39).

    The God of the Bible is not a man who was exalted to godhood. “God is not a man…” (Numbers 23:19); “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God unto an image like to corruptible man…” (Romans 1:22-23).

    The God of the Bible is the only true God. “I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me” (Isaiah 43:10); “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6).

    Unfortunately for Mormons, their own Doctrine contradicts the Book of Mormon itself (Alma 18:26-28; Moroni 8:18; & Alma 11:28-29) on the above issues and contradicts those major tenets of the Christian faith and doctrine.

    Mormons base their faith in works to earn Celestial exaltation, but faith in Jesus Christ alone is necessary for salvation. “For grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

    So, are Mormons Christians?

    “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (I John 5:11-12).

    (adapted: Walker, James K., I Bear You My Testimony, American Tract Society (c)1985). James K. Walker (817)277-0023


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