Mormon Teachings Worry Some Voters

…as it should.

The text in red below, illustrates the distinctive difference between Christianity, and the cult “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”

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— Disagreement over the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is at the core of conservative Christian worry about a possible Mitt Romney presidency.

Romney, the Republican former governor of Massachusetts, would be the first Mormon president if elected next year.

Mormons believe that authentic Christianity vanished a century after Jesus and was restored only through Joseph Smith, whom Mormons consider a prophet.

Smith revised _ and in his view corrected _ large sections of the Bible in the 19th century, an act of heresy in the eyes of Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders. The Mormon scriptures include the Old and New Testaments, but also include books containing Smith’s revelations.

Latter-day Saints counter that they are badly misunderstood and insist their church is indeed Christian.

“Even as we invite one and all to examine closely the marvel of it, there is one thing we would not like anyone to wonder about it _ that is whether or not we are Christians,” Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the church’ governing board, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said at an LDS meeting two months ago in Salt Lake City.

But the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant group, sends missionaries to Mormon communities to spread “the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Many other Christian denominations don’t recognize Mormon baptism.

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4 Responses to “Mormon Teachings Worry Some Voters”

  1. wickle Says:

    What often gets missed is the actual importance of polygamy to Mormonism. While the LDS no longer practices it in this life, polygamy will be the state of life for the believers when they become gods ruling their own planets.

    In a very real sense, Mohammad and Joseph Smith commited the same offense and wind up with a very similar product (please send all flames to me, I’m not writing on NJ Christians’ behalf). They each took the teachings that exist, reduce Jesus’ importance by the need for a new prophet to fix Christianity, and move the religion to a different culture.

  2. billgarcia Says:

    …appreciate your comment Wickle – well said!

  3. RBiddulph Says:

    The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is often accused by Evangelical pastors of not believing in Christ and, therefore, not being a Christian religion. This article http://mormonsarechristian.blogspot.com/ helps to clarify such misconceptions by examining early Christianity’s comprehension of baptism, the Godhead, the deity of Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

    The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) adheres more closely to First Century Christianity and the original New Testament than any other denomination. Harper’s Bible Dictionary entry on the Trinity says “the formal doctrine of the Trinity as it was defined by the great church councils of the fourth and fifth centuries is not to be found in the New Testament.” The Church believes in the New Testament, not the man-made Creeds.

    Perhaps the reason the pastors denigrate the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is to protect their flock (and their livelihood). It is encouraging that Paul Weyrich, Wayne Grudem and Bob Jones III, (along with Jay Sekulow, Mark DeMoss, and Dr. John Willke, a founder and past president of the National Right to Life Committee.) have rejected bigotry and now support Mitt Romney on the basis that he is the most moral candidate with the best qualifications.

  4. billgarcia Says:

    This is my backup – and although I respect LDS, in my view I look at the following scripture passage – I do not know if these are contained in the customized LDS version of their bible:

    You can visit Biblegateway.com there’s a link to the right of the web page in the Christian category of links

    John 14:6
    Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    John 11:12
    I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies

    Romans10:9
    If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Ephesians 2:8,9
    For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that NOT OF YOURSELVES; it is a gift from God. NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast

    Revelation 22:18,19 – this, I would think, is what should scare any Mormon:
    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: IF ANYONE ADDS anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. AND IF ANYONE TAKES WORDS AWAY from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.


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