Aren’t Mormons Christians? Mormons indeed claim to be “Christians in a very real sense.” But don’t let me or anyone else answer that question for you—check out the Mormon.org site and see what you think.
Here’s a short video that gets to the heart of the are-they-or-aren’t-they question.
We recently had a Mormon family (with seven young children) stay overnight in our home. Every one of the kids was loving, personable, well-mannered, empathetic, enthusiastic, and happy. Strikingly so—these were precious children. Their parents were very nice, and we enjoyed their visit.
So what’s that got to do with anything? Just that these were loving, personable, well-mannered, empathetic, enthusiastic, and happy people.
Personally, I confess to hating conflict. I wish we could just all get along. But I love Jesus Christ more than I hate conflict. Much more. Christ did not teach that anything goes, or that we should all just accept each other’s doctrines. Love each other? Absolutely. Accept apostasy? Absolutely not.
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel–not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Apostle Paul, Galatians 1:6-10 (ESV)