What are the main differences between Christians and Mormons?
There is an excellent hub on this, interesting I just found your question!
http://manfrommodesto.hubpages.com/hub/ … ristianity
The Mormons do not see Christ as a part of the trinity with God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit. They also believe in works through the Aronic Priesthood which was dissolved by Christ death and Resurrection on the cross. The Bible plainly states that when Christ died the "vial" was ripped in half within the temple. This signified the fact that Christ became the one and only High Priest with whom we could approach the Father. There are a number of serious doctrinal issues that make the Mormon Church separate from the true body of Christ`s Church. They of course claim to be a part of the body; however, their doctrine is unsound and apart from the Gospel and scripture. The Book of Mormon, if you read it, spends more time explaining itself and its credibility than any book found in the Bible. The best information you can find on this topic is in the book "Kingdom of the Cults" (I forget the authors name).
Anyone who accepts that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, the same one who was sentenced by Pontius Pilate, was crucified and laid in the tomb and then rose again on the third day and this was done for the atonement of sin, that all who accept him as Lord and Saviour will have a glorious place in Heaven. All those who hold the above views are Christians
However the Mormons do have unique views within the Christian community. I am not a Christian so I do have an outside perspective of this very interesting subject. In fact "The unique doctrines of the Mormons" was one of the first Hubs I wrote. The differences include;
The Nature of God; Adam and Eve; The atonement; Heaven and Hell;
After reading this question I may expand that Hub.
Christians lament the fall of Adam and Eve, whereas the Mormons laud the fall of man, because they say Adam and Eve "fell in the right direction." Because of the "fall", Mormons believe they can earn their way to heaven and become gods themselves.
Do Mormons believe in the same Jesus as Christians? Is it the "Only begotten son"? Or, do Mormons trust in their salvation via a fake Jesus who is brother to Satan? The one who died on the cross was an "ONLY", not one of many "sons of the morning."
Mormans believe there is another Book of the Bible and an additional prophet. Other than that, I don't think they change the Christian message all that much.
If you don't believe there is much of a difference, then you know little about the subject at hand. I have been studying both for over 30 years. The differences are staggering and the only resemblance is the willful hi-jacking of Christ Jesus' name.
No comparison at all. They are as different as chalk and cheese, though Mormons would argue that they use the Bible, they will soon reject it for the Book of Mormon.
Right...Papa-Bear! I read journals by early Mormons. Smith cancelled all legitimate marriages, so he could have sex with whomever he wanted, along with his apostles. Rampant fornication and infidelity ensued, such that, paternity could not be proven.
Tell me Sledge, what is your opinion of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and Blacks?
Mormons believe everyone outside their circle are "Gentiles" and they have never embraced those that are different from them...including Blacks. Please research the "Massacre at Mountain Meadows" to see how Mormons murdered 120 people.
I think I will read the "Trail of Tears" and the "Massacre and Wounded Knee" first.
I was curious about this myself, so I went to Wikipedia for an explanation. Basically, Mormons believe in Jesus, but they also believe in other Gods and use other bibles in addition to the regular Christian Bible. There are also some other differences but if you read the article, it will clear things up. I found all of it very interesting.
i will tell you that the mormons are very organized. they are growing by numbers. their teens are taught that everyone must do a mission before a certain age. they travel two by two on bikes mostly and will be most helpful to those who allow them in their homes be it help with taking out the garbage to spiritual counseling.
i am a christian. but when i was little, i did attend the church of the latterday saints for so long that they even had me up as a speaker in one of their meetings.... on sunday, when i was about ten years old. i went thru all the training and it just seemed rather silly. Joseph Smith got his revelation from an angel that appeared to him, showing him alone, where the ancient book of mormon was located and revealing only to him the truth of God. Joseph also was able to interpret these ancient scrolls.
I could never get my head around the idea that the lost tribes of israel came to america and settled. that geneology was important to this church because one needed to be related to one of the lost tribes, and that one could be baptized for relatives that were long dead waiting in "purgatory" to accept that baptism so they could move up the levels of heaven.
To this day, i remember asking of these missionarys if heaven has levels, where would the christians be? The answer really astonished me. Mormons that had the whole truth would be at the top. Christians? somewhere just above purgatory. because they had some truth.
I will tell you that the members of this group are usually very loving and kind. They live a healthy life style of no caffiene, no smoking, no alcohol and no drugs. They are told to prepare for the end times. I even helped my friend's mom seal up wheat in tins to be kept in their pantry when food would become scarce.
There are vaults in Salt Lake city that hold the geneologies of their members. So important is this that the vaults were built to withstand a nuclear blast.
These are dedicated people. Not to be scoffed at, they know what religious persecution is. One only has to read how joseph smith died to see this.
when brigham young took the flock to Utah, so many men died along the way there were too many women and so they turned to polygamy at that time. as the only choice to keep the group alive and growing.
Prior to Utah becomin a state the practice of polygamy was ended in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the actual name of the church from its founding in the 1830's. It is now one of the fastest growing Christian churches in the world.
The Mormons are a militaristic cult who invaded Missouri twice in hopes of taking it by force. Joseph Smith was murdered by Freemasons because he was making Mormons into Freemasons at an alarming rate. He was killed, while in jail, for high treason.
In America, even the America of the days of the Missouri Expulsion Order, men were said to not be guilty before trial. Joseph Smith was murdered by what is best described as "a lynch mob of armed men" without a trial while locked in the Carthage Jail
Joseph Smith Jr. was heard yelling out the Freemason distress signal, "Oh, lord my God, is there no help for the widow's son", just before he was shot by fellow Freemasons. Smith fired upon them first with a gun his brother had smuggled in to him.
To be accepted as a state, the US required they end polygamy. It started when Smith took the wives of some of his followers, long BEFORE BY led. DNA is recorded bcz Satanists look for those most filled with Nephilim DNA, called "Aryans".
For any Christian who truly compares The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the correct name of the Church and its members often referred to as the Mormons or LDS from its belief that "The Book of Mormon" is also holy scripture) they will see that its members believe in Jesus Christ, preach of Christ, and most do their best to live as Christ taught all of Heavenly Father's children should live. They believe that a loving Heavenly Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and having spoken through the mouths of prophets in the past, also does today. They believe that to fully act in the name of Christ persons holding the priesthood must have received it by divine authority and not simply by study and a license to preach or pastor.
For the characteristics of how Christianity is practiced today by faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world, its practices and doctrines are easily "searched" online.
If you are looking for what the original Church of Jesus Christ was like you can find it described in one of my Hubs.
Oh, please. Outside the title of the church, one rarely ever hears the name of Jesus. The LDS church is a multi-billion dollar industry and their doctrine and history is as filthy as dirt. "Mormon" means "gates of hell" in Chinese, so LDS is used.
Have you ever attended one of this faith's Sacrament services of worship, and still claim Christ is only mentioned in the name of the church? Even if your claims of their "filth" and "dirt" were valid, might you better pray for their souls?
I must contradict CJ. Every Mormon from a small child on will close every sermon, speech or prayer "In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" The hymns are full of praise for Jesus and every Sunday they take bread and water in His memory.
Whoever believes in the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and confesses the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior and follow His teachings is a Christian. The person may have a Christian fellowship or a Church he or she attends. Any person outside this is something else.
Another way to gauge if a "church" is outside of Christianity is if they have OTHER books that they consider more inspired and sacred than the Bible. Of course the LDS church uses the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrines and Covenants
Every answer I read is not completely accurate but dialogue is good. The best place to find answers is on official websites such as mormon.org or lds.org or the lds missionaries or go to the nearest church and see the Bishop. Nothing said here is anything new and can be clarified.
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