I'd end this article here, because that is your answer, should anyone ever ask you. And with the presidential election on the horizon, it is more than likely that Mormonism and Christianity might come up in conversation.
Already the high-profile Christian leaders are being asked about it. Saddleback Church's Rick Warren sort of answered it by saying that Mormons don't believe in a trinity as we do, calling it a "sticking point." And Christian apologist Ed Stetzer completely muffed it recently by asking the question and then dancing completely around it without giving the answer we all so desperately need to hear.
The Truth has become increasingly muddy for Christendom because many evangelicals and almost ALL Mormons believe that Mormons must be Christian, because they say they believe in and love Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
But the real truth is that Mormonism preaches a different "jesus;" a different "gospel" and a different "truth." So the answer we need to hear is that Mormonism and biblical Christianity cannot be squared; they are completely different faiths.
If that sounds mean-spirited, it is not. It is a neutral, biblically-based, factual statement. But mean-spirited is most assuredly how this Truth will be portrayed in the months ahead in the national conversation.
This Truth will divide. and if you believe it, then you will be accused of judging other people's hearts. You will be in excellent company. Look at the approach the Apostle Paul took when he wrote to the early Church in Galations 1:6-9
Only One Gospel
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
When you put a face on Mormonism or any other faith, whether it's a presidential candidate, a news talk show pundit or that nice, intelligent, funny, lovely person you work with or live near, it is hard to think of these people as accursed. Yet isn't that what we all are, young and old, apart from the genuine, biblical Jesus?
- Mormonism isn't Christianity, even if the president of Fuller Theological Seminary says otherwise. (defendingcontending.com)
- Wretched's Response to "Monumental" (solasisters.blogspot.com)
- Nailing Jello to the Wall: Rick Warren on Mormonism (pulpitandpen.com)
- Why do Mormons still believe the book of Mormons is from God, when there is no anthrological, archeological or historical evidence? (jashow.org)
- Why Mormons say they're Christians (onenewsnow.com)