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Old 09-02-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Personally I've never heard anyone with any sense say that Mormons were christians(they are not btw)....I've always called them a cult and stand firm in that belief.

CULTWATCH - Mormonism
That is an absolutely absurd website. They believe that everything except their narrow version of Christianity is a cult.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:25 AM
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Actually, you're on the right track, but you're not exactly right. We do believe in the apostasy or "falling away" that Paul prophesied of, and we do believe that after the death of the last of Christ's Apostles, the authority they held to preside over the Church Christ created and to receive further revelation from Heaven pertaining to that Church was lost. Clearly, all of the Protestant Churches in the world would agree with us to some extent. Protestantism, after all, was established in "protest" of certain aspects of Catholicism that the early Reformers believe had changed over the years. Consequently, they set about to "reform" the existing Church. Most of them saw the "falling away" from the truth as having taken place much later than the Latter-day Saints do, but they obviously saw things in Roman Catholicism they believed had evolved over the years, making that church significantly different from the one Christ had established. Mormons just believe that "reform" was insufficient to correct the problems existing in Christianity. We believe that Joseph Smith was called by God to "re-establish" or "restore" the ancient church from the ground up. I'm not proselytizing here; I'm simply stating what the basis behind our Church is.

Thank you. I want you to know, though, that we would never say that any professing Christian, someone who worships Jesus Christ and looks to Him for salvation is not a "true Christian." We do believe that our Church contains all of the re-established doctrines of the 1st century Church and that it is therefore the only Christian Church that contains the "fulness of the gospel." In that regard, we would say that it is the only (100%) "true" church. We would say that other Christian churches teach a great deal of truth, along with some error, but a person does not need to belong to the "true Church" to be a "true Christian." Does that make sense?

Yes, thanks for the clarifications, too. I grew up in the Reformed Church and so we celebrated the reformation, but now I am Episcopalian. We do not believe that there is one "true" version of a church that is superior over all others, but that being human, none of us have it exactly right.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Why are mormons considered to be Christians?"

Hint:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Of course, Jesus wasn't a Christian.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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A person is a Christian if he believes that Jesus lived and died on the cross for mankinds sins.

That's all. Everything else that anyone wants to believe was added later. They are also Christians, because they call themselves Christian. It's no one else's concern. Each person will be judged as to what is written on their hearts, not by what someone else thinks of them.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:00 PM
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A person is a Christian if he believes that Jesus lived and died on the cross for mankinds sins.

That's all. Everything else that anyone wants to believe was added later. They are also Christians, because they call themselves Christian. It's no one else's concern. Each person will be judged as to what is written on their hearts, not by what someone else thinks of them.
Stop making it so simple, dammit. If it's not complicated with offshoots and interpretations and opinions, why, we wouldn't have any reasons to argue at all!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I always thought most Christians didn't consider Mormons to be Christians.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Stop making it so simple, dammit. If it's not complicated with offshoots and interpretations and opinions, why, we wouldn't have any reasons to argue at all!
Or beat or kill because someone is the wrong kind or Christian.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I always thought most Christians didn't consider Mormons to be Christians.
Catholics are taught anyone that isn't Catholic isn't a real Christian either.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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They believe in Christ, and anyone who believes in Christ is a Christian in my book, hence the word Christian.
I agree, Christian simply applies to anyone who worships Jesus as the son of God. That's it. Doesn't take much else. If you have an issue with the Mormons then I would hate to see what you think of Jehovah's Witnesses or New Aggers.
Now if you are Jewish, you're excused from the Christian blanket.
Christians are believers in Christ. That's it. Catholics look the same as Mormons to me.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Stop making it so simple, dammit. If it's not complicated with offshoots and interpretations and opinions, why, we wouldn't have any reasons to argue at all!
Ha ha ha, I know right!! Funny how when one looks into the religious mirror they get startled. lol
All Christians look pretty much the same to me. Silly with a touch of scary.
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