Originally Posted by tiffanyjbt
A mormon believes that Jesus CHRIST is their personal savior and the only way to salvation is through him. To me, that makes them christian.
There is a HUGE differnce between the two religions. Mormons are not Christians, nor do they believe the same things that Christianity teaches.
They also believe that Jesus Christ is Satans Brother. The Mormons believe: The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God--Lucifer. This spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind" (Milton R. Hunter, First Council of Seventy, The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15).
The Bible states that
5. The real Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He is God's son (John 1:1-14). Satan was a created angel--not a son of God (Isaiah 14:12). Jesus created all things, and in Him the fullness of God dwells! (see Colosians 1:15-20; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-13).
(i'm quoting that not to push anyone in eithor direction- but just to show that there is a HUGE difference between the two religions and that Mormonism is NOT Christianity.
They also believe that Black people are fallen angels- The black race is a cursed people. "Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness, he became the father of an inferior race. A curse was placed upon him and that curse has been continued through his lineage and must do so while time endures. Millions of souls have come into this world cursed with a black skin and have been denied the privilege of Priesthood and the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel" (Joseph Fielding Smith, The Way to Perfection, p. 102). (Although it became expedient for the Mormon church to open the Priesthood to blacks in 1978, the alleged revelation did not change Mormon doctrine regarding the penalty of being black. This revelation also directly contradicted established Mormon doctrine.)
The Bible teaches that the color of a person's skin has no merit with God: "For there is no respect of persons with God" (Romans 2:11); and "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but to have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, father" (Romans 8:15). That includes all of us here on earth--black, white, red, or yellow, king or slave. All of us are made in God's image.
They also belive that the most worthy Mormons become Gods and each get their own planet to rule and live and populate with their family- that is absolutely nowhere in the bible or in Christianity.
They also believe that Native Americans and White people are "superior"
They also believe in a doctrine created by a known liar who was well known for his tall tales.
They also believe that its members do certain things (i.e., missions, give lots of money) to become "more worthy?"
They also believe in a heaven in which women are forever destined to be eternally pregnant?
They also attribute all Bible discrepancies and even recent changes in Mormon beliefs to be the result of mistranslation, yet refuse to believe the Book of Mormon has been mistranslated! Even though there are several different versions...
They claim the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be God's word, but primarily rely on the works of men, such as the Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price for their primary worship.
Mormons are not Christians. They are Mormons. It was Joseph Smith- their founder who who first attacked the Christian doctrines: "for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight (Joseph Smith History 1:19)."
(I say this not to criticize anyone of eithor religion - but just to show from their own doctrine that true mormons do not believe the same things as Christians do, nor is their religion Christianity.)