Friday, April 29, 2011

Mormonism, Mama And Christ

I was directed this morning by a friend to this book. I found the reviews to be interesting. One gave the book 5 out of 5 stars, while the other gave it only 1 star. Here is the review that rated this book as a 1:
"...and her conversion to the Christian faith." LOL What a hoot! Give me a break! I know that evangelical Christians refuse to admit it, but Latter-day Saints (Mormons) ARE Christian. They believe in Christ, they follow Him, they worship Him, His name is in the name of the Church for goodness sakes! "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." I know they say that Mormons believe in a different Christ - but there's only one Christ. They're striving to be good people who follow Christ's commands and example. It's comments like this one above that confuse and mislead people about who Latter-Day Saints truly are.
This reviewer is right in many of their affirmations. Evangelicals do refuse to admit that Mormons are Christians. It is true that there is only one Christ. But this is where the (presumably) Mormon writer misses the point. The fact that there is only one Christ and that Mormons do not worship him is why they are not Christians. Just saying the name "Jesus Christ" does not mean you worship him. Would Mormons call a group Christian that worshiped the moon and called it Jesus Christ. Of course not! Granted this example is extreme, but the point still stands. The Jesus that Mormons worship is not the Jesus of the New Testament. Jesus is not the brother of Lucifer, for example. Contrary to Mormon teaching, Jesus has always, from eternity, been God. These few examples could be multiplied. The point stands that the reason Evangelicals do not call Mormons Christians is because they are not Christians. You must worship the Christ of the New Testament who is God of God, very God of very God from all eternity in order to be a Christian. This is a fundamental aspect of what it means to be a Christian. If you, like the Mormons, deny that Jesus Christ has been God from all eternity, you are not a Christian.

[*UPDATE* It appears that the review I am interacting with has been removed since I first posted this blog.]

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