Monday, December 1, 2014

A Mormon Definition of Christian

A couple days ago I posted an article about how Mormons don’t consider the rest of Christians to truly be Christians, no matter how much they might want to deny this fact.  Well, I came across in my files a January 2013, newsletter from Mormonism Research Ministry with a very interesting article about Mormon understanding as to what identifies a Christian.

The article was about a conference message delivered in October 2012 by Mormon Apostle Robert D. Hales, where he identified what defines a Christian.  Here are his points as cited by the MRM newsletter:

A Christian has faith in Jesus Christ, “that He is the literal Son of God.”

A Christian is baptized “by those holding His priesthood authority.”

A Christian knows that Jesus “accompanied by Heavenly Father, appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the year 1820 and restored the gospel and the organization of His original church.”

A Christian knows “that God, our Heavenly Father, has a glorified and perfected body of flesh and bone, Jesus Christ is His Only Begotten Son in the flesh.”

A Christian knows that “the God-head is three separate and distinct beings, unified in purpose.”

Since no true Christian would accept any of the above, and the only people who would agree with the statements are Mormons, then this is just another example as to the fact that Mormons do not accept non-Mormons as Christians!  And yet they want us to accept them?!?

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