Which Church is the TRUE Church of God - Catholics or Mormons?

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Clearly, when Jesus Christ was on the Earth He taught only ONE faith and established ONE church. What He preached during his earthly ministry was HIS Gospel, devoting His life to ...show more
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  • Abel answered 7 years ago
Jesus Christ founded only one Church and that happens to be the Catholic Church. It is only this Church which can prove a direct line of succession from St. Peter to the present pope.
The Catholic Church will last till the end of the age
Matthew 16,18-20 - "And so I tell you Peter; you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my Church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven; what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven."
Matthew 28,20 - "And teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age."
Infallible authority from God to teach with certitude.
John 14,25 - I have told you this while I am still with you. The helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you."
John 16,13 - When, however, the Spirit comes who reveals the truth about God, he will LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH."
The Church of the Living God
Timothy 3,15 - "But if I delay, this letter will let you know how we should conduct ourselves in God's household, which is the Church of the living God, THE PILLAR AND FOUNDATION OF TRUTH."
Holy tradition and continuity
Hebrews 13,7
"Remember your former leaders, who spoke God's message to you. Think back on how they lived and died, and imitate their faith."
Have a blessed and peaceful day
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  • ? answered 7 years ago
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  • lookn2cjc answered 7 years ago
    Neither. I'm sorry, they may both be sincere, but they are sincerely wrong.

    He would want you to join a BIBLE believing church that neither ADDS to, nor TAKES away from HIS precious WORD and doctrines.
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  • EmeraldSun answered 7 years ago
    To find the answer, put both to the test based on scriptural teaching. You'll find neither is the true church. One believes in praying to the dead and the other believes in baptizing the dead. They are both a religion of the dead. Read the Bible and find the truth about Jesus and his teaching.
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  • LineDancer answered 7 years ago
    Neither. Doesn't the true church teach the truth? How can Catholics be the true church with all the false beliefs they brought into Christianity, like the trinity, purgatory, burning hell, and pagan holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween? The Mormons believe that the Father and Son are physical beings, not spirit. They believe that a husband and wife are bound to each other even after death.

    Sincerity of one's beliefs is not enough to be pleasing to God. At Ro. 10:2, Paul said: "For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God but not according to accurate knowledge."
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  • NONAME answered 7 years ago
    The very first sin was trying to become a god.
    Mormons live their lives trying to obtain godhood.
    They believe they can become gods themselves.
    So they base their religion on the very sin that god adam and eve kicked out the garden - work it out for yourself.
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  • seasonschange answered 7 years ago
    Mormonism is nearly a cult, so enough said there.
    Catholocism focuses too much on Mary, rather than Jesus, our intermediary - the ONLY one we must go through to get to God the Father.
    I say this because Jesus himself said 'no one comes to the Father except through ME. And I can tell you that when He said that He didn't mean, Saint so-and-so, Father you-know-who, and THEN me. No. He just said me.
    Ugh. I get really fired up about this issue, so if you'd like to discuss this more privately, feel free to email me at hypedonsugar23@yahoo. Basically it's my spam mail account so anyone out there looking to spaz on my inbox, not happening.
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  • Pinkadot answered 7 years ago
    Obviously I believe the LDS (Mormon) church is the true church or I would not be a member. i want to share with you a few reasons why I am a member and things I love about the church:
    Organization: You could go into any LDS church on any given Sunday from L.A. to Africa and be taught the exact same doctrine. Our doctrine does not change because the Lord does not change. Commandments may shift (like polygamy) for a specific reason, but the doctrine does not ever change. I firmly believe we are being taught the exact same as Also, I love that our prophet is over the whole church under the direction of Jesus Christ himself. I love that the prophet sees every penny that is spent on every church house, temple, ward budget, missionary fund, all of it. Nothing goes unnoticed, he said that himself.
    Doctrine: I am a child of my Heavenly Parents. Jesus Christ is my elder Brother, who loves me and wants me to return to live with Him. He died for me, if there were no other sinner on this earth besides me, I know He would have sacrificed for ME alone because I know He loves me that much. I love that I can be with my family forever, that God has a plan for us to be eternally married to our spouse. I love my husband and want to be with him for longer than just this earth life and I know that the Lord has made it possible! I love that God knows me, knows my weaknesses and offers help to me whenever, where ever I might need it, I love that I can go to him in prayer at any time and I know he will provide me with what I need, physically, spiriutally, and mentally.

    Now, is it hard sometimes to live the gospel? Yes. I am not perfect, that is why we have church every week and partake of the sacrament. I am grateful for evey gift given to me from my Heavenly Father and hope that I can live worthily to receive the blessings he has in store for me.
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  • Bill answered 7 years ago
    Neither one is the True religion.

    What is false religion?

    Why does religion seem to be at the root of so many problems?
    The fault lies, not with all religion, but with “false” religion.

    False Religion...MEDDLES IN WAR AND POLITICS: How many religions can you think of whose members engage in war?

    False Religion...SPREADS FALSE DOCTRINE: Most religions teach that the soul or spirit is some invisible part of a human that survives the death of the physical body. However, the Bible teaches a different doctrine. “The soul that is sinning, it itself will die.” Ezekiel 18:4 Jesus taught that the dead will be resurrected, an unnecessary action if humans had an immortal soul. Does your religion teach that the soul does not die?

    False Religion...TOLERATES IMMORAL SEX: Church groups ordain gay and lesbian members of the clergy. What, though, does the Bible teach? It plainly states: “Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men.” 1 Cor. 6:9,10 Do you know of religions that condone immoral sex?

    How to identify true religion.

    True Religion...PRACTICES LOVE: True worshippers are “no part of the world,” are not divided by race or culture, and display “love among themselves.” Rather than killing one another, they are willing to die for one another.

    True Religion...TRUSTS GOD'S WORD: Instead of teaching “tradition” and “commands of men as doctrines,” true religion bases its doctrine on God's Word, the Bible

    True Religion...STRENGTHENS FAMILIES AND UPHOLDS HIGH MORAL STANDARDS: True religion trains husbands to “love their wives as their own bodies,” helps wives to develop “deep respect for their husbands,” and teaches children to “be obedient to their parents.”

    True Religion is available, search for it.


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  • grrandram answered 7 years ago
    Jesus didn't teach to join a church at all. God doesn't want "churches". God wants people. God wants love. So every person is able to have a connection with God if they want. Every believer is part of His church. A group of people who love and believe in God and Jesus Christ could be a "church". It's not a specific "religion". That's religion and it is man-made.
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  • Hate Boy! answered 7 years ago
    Just because you don't know of any other churches which fit those criteria, it doesn't mean there aren't any. I'll give you a hint: all throughout the Bible it points out that the word of God is nowhere near as popular as the seductions of Satan. Stop looking for the biggest churches and look instead at the best.
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  • CEM answered 7 years ago
    Neither is the answer.
    The Body of Jesus Christ is God's Church.
    Its in the volume of the Book.><>
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  • cashelmara answered 7 years ago
    Roman Catholicism is #1 in the major branch of Christianity

    Christianity began in the 1st century AD as a Jewish sect, and shares many religious texts with Judaism, specifically the Hebrew Bible, known to Christians as the Old Testament (see Judeo-Christian).

    There is a diversity of doctrines and practices among groups calling themselves Christian. These groups are sometimes classified under denominations, though for theological reasons many groups reject this classification system.Christianity may be broadly represented as being divided into three main groupings:

    1) Roman Catholicism: The Roman Catholic Church, the largest single body, includes the Latin Rite and totals more than 1 billion baptized members.

    2) Eastern Christianity: Eastern Orthodox Churches, Oriental Orthodox Churches, the 100,000 member Assyrian Church of the East, and others with a combined membership of more than 300 million baptized members.

    3) Protestantism: Groups such as Anglicans, Lutherans, Reformed/Presbyterians, Congregational/United Church of Christ, Evangelical, Charismatic, Baptists, Methodists, Nazarenes, Anabaptists, Seventh-day Adventists and Pentecostals. The oldest of these separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century Protestant Reformation, followed in many cases by further divisions.

    Estimates of the total number of
    Protestants are very uncertain, partly because of the difficulty in determining which denominations should be placed in this category, but it seems to be unquestionable that Protestantism is the second major branch of Christianity (after Roman Catholicism) in number of followers.
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  • Eds answered 7 years ago
    I must agree with (romns_1_1...). He seems to have the Truth nailed on the head. GOD gave us the BIBLE to measure exactly what we are supposed to be doing in worship and in life. HIS Standard is the only standard for living in this world. Time and people will change but HIS WORD is not to change. We were told NOT to add to or take from HIS WORD. IT is interesting to me that the LDS and Catholic members seem to think that everything needs to change to make our FATHER happy. HE sent CHRIST to spread HIS WORD so that all may be saved. That WORD will not change. The Church of CHRIST that I attend follows HIS WORD exactly as it is written and has not attempted to change what we are doing to make any person more important than CHRIST. HIS WAY is the WAY that we are to be following not man's way. Have a great day!
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  • JoeBama answered 7 years ago
    The "one body" is the church that still teaches the "one faith". (Ephesians 4:3-6) The body is the church (Ephesians 1:22-23).

    "The faith... was once delivered for all saints" (Jude 3) "The faith" is the same as "the gospel". We are to preach no other gospel other than the one Paul and the other apostles preached (Gal. 1:6-9).

    The Catholic church has changed through the years. It no longer teaches the same things it did in times past. It has changed away from the original message and doctrine. It, therefore, is not the same as the church of the Bible.

    The Mormon church teaches that later day revelations have been given. This contradicts the passage above that the faith WAS once delivered for all. They also teach things not found in the Bible, therefore they are not the one church of the Bible either.

    You are right that the Bible does not teach that we are to "join the church of our choice". Those who are saved, are "added" to the church by God (Acts 2:47). So which church does he add them to?

    At the time of Acts 2, there was only one church. No denominations existed. The only church was the one Christ built, and purchased (Matt 16:18, Acts 20:28).

    This church still exists. God said this church would last forever.

    Since many have left the doctrine of this church, they need to return to the Bible to restore this church in our communities. We should leave behind all man-made doctrine and just speak where the Bible speaks, be silent where the Bible is silent, do Bible things in Bible ways, and call Bible things by Bible names.

    Notice the unity Paul begged for! In 1 Corinthians 1:10, he said, "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." This does not sound like modern demonationalism!

    Hebrews 13:8-9 says, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines..." Jesus does not change, and our doctrine should not change either.

    The church of the Bible will use the scriptures for its doctrine, for reproof, to correct error, and to instruct its members. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

    It is not necessary for a church today to trace its history throughout the years to the first centruy. Many claim they can do that, but while they may have started with the correct church, they have since changed their doctrine so that they now are a different church. Instead of tracing our years past to the church of the Bible, we need to trace our present doctrine to the Bible! We should have a "thus saith the Lord" for all we do and teach (Col. 3:17)! If you are"teaching as doctrine the commandments of men", this makes your worship vain, or useless in God's eyes (Matt. 15:9)

    Suppose baseball is no longer played and thousands of years from now someone finds a baseball rule book. If that person follows those rules, without altering them, then he is not playing a new game, but he is playing baseball. If that person alters the rules, then he is no longer playing the original game, but a new game.

    The Bible is the "rule book" for the church. If you follow the Bible, then you are a Christian, nothing more, nothing less. The only church the Bible creates is the church Christ built.

    If you would like to know more about that church, please contact me, or watch the 6 lesson videos on the web-site link below.

    Thank you for the good question!


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  • romns_1_16 answered 7 years ago
    Christ adds you to his Church once you obey the gospel if it is for the right reasons:

    Church of Christ Romans 16:16 the church you find in the NT.

    Read below to see what defines that Church (did not have enough room to talk about how we should worship in that Church see links for that) also check out the links too.

    All man made religions are not authorized by God.

    "(2Co 6:17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."

    "(1Pe 4:11) If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

    "(1Co 3:11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

    "(Mat 15:13) But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up."

    Denominations causes division.

    "Co 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    1Co 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
    1Co 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
    (1Co 1:13) Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?"

    Jesus says to Peter that he will build his Church in Mat. 16:18.

    Notice that Christ did not say that he would build churches. So we are not authorized to name a church after and act of grace or a mans name or anything else, but only Christ.

    "(Col 3:17) And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

    "(Rom 16:16) Salute one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you."

    "Christ purchased the Church with his own blood according to Acts 20:28."
    Does he not deserve to have his name as owning the Church?

    In Eph. 1:22-23 that the body is the Church.

    "(Col 1:18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

    "(Eph 4:4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;"

    "(Eph 4:5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    (Eph 4:6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."

    "(Eph 5:23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body."

    The only way to be saved is to be a member of his body or Church. Also it says that Christ is the husband of the Church. What husband does not want his wife to take on his name?

    How do we become part of the body or Church?

    "(1Co 12:13) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."

    Act's 2 is when the Church was first started.

    "(Act 2:38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."

    "(Act 2:41) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

    "(Act 2:47) Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

    We are added to the Church and our sins are forgiven when we obey the Gospel, which is defined in 1 Cor 15:1-4 which consists of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

    "(1Pe 3:20) Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water."

    "(1Pe 3:21) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:"

    "(Joh 3:5) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

    "(Act 22:16) And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord."

    "(Tit 3:5) not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,"

    For those that say pray the sinner's prayer:

    "(1Pe 3:12) For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."

    If you are unrighteous he will not hear you till you obey the Gospel Romans 1:16.

    "(Mat 7:21) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.

    (Mat 7:22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?

    (Mat 7:23) And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!"

    You have to do the will of the Father.

    "(Jam 2:14) What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?"

    Gal 3:26-27 We put on Christ when we are baptized.

    Romans 6:4 Buried with Christ in baptism.

    Leave the shackles of man made religion and be only a Christian.

    (Joh 8:32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    This is an excellent book on-line of how we got the Bible http://www.apologeticspress.org/pdfs/e-b...


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  • duluthguy427 answered 7 years ago
    Boy oh boy, are you wayyyyy off base, sir. Do you even read your Bible? Have we come so far in time that so many don't even remember recent history, the spiritual heritage given to us by our forefathers? A true member of Jesus' Church wouldn't even talk denominations.....let alone give creedence to any form of man's religious efforts or works like those of the established catholic faith, or the skewed wanderings and faslehoods found in the Book of Mormon...... The CHURCH pleads "See Christ, follow Him, love Him, believe in Him, serve Him, obey Him, do what He does, adide in Him !!!

    1) Jesus said I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO one comes to the Father but by Me. Pretty crystal clear TRUTH there, no? He didn't preahc, he was the sermon, he did the miracles, he forgave sins, and He died and rose again to life. He is the cornerstone of the church, and we are like heirs throgh Christ.

    2) Mormons are a cult - check it out.....they are not "subscribers" to the 3-in-1 God of the Bible. They are under God's judgement today because of their adding to the Word of Gob through their "additional" Bible.

    3) If you believe or even understand the Bible, you know Satan is the father of lies and an angel of light intenton destroying God's creation. He is bent on destruction anything God loves and the work Jesus is doing through His body, the believers and followers of Jesus. They are also called sheep in the Bible, and the nonbelievers are goats. Which on are you? Who's YOUR sheppard? Those who call Jesus Lord and follow Him and ABIDE in HIM, not any physical church building or denomination, will pass from death to life.

    4) You are NOT a defended of the faith/a believer/born again/saved individual if you even have to ask that question in this forum.

    5) God the Father tore the vale in the jewish temple when HE GOD died on that cross for the sins of all who would believe on Him.

    6) Another good point - no one is worthy to receive this holy priesthood authority...it is given to all who are followers of Yeshua/Jesus/The Messiah/THe Holy One. The Catholics have claimed that whilch was never given to an organization. The pope concept is sooooo wrong in light of scripture, in fact that position could very likely be entry point of the Anti-Christ spoken of in Revelation. Jesus is the only true High Priest. The moment you are born again, you are given the rights and responsibilities of being the the family of God. This Sons of God concept has cultic overtones and the Mormons have usurped and redefined that role (the sons of God, little "s") as Jesus defined it. Check the fruit of the individual. THAT will tell you if they are a biding in Christ and members of the true "Church" or "body" of Christ. The real proof is....are they doing what Jesus did?

    7) As Moses lifted up the brass serpent in the wilderness so that those bitten by poisonous asps (snakes) might live, only those who chose to do this "foolish" act LIVED! Jesus IS the one to whom ALL the prophets testify, the only holy and perfect sinless sacrfice for all sins, past, present, and future !! that's the GOod News, the Gospel !! The ones who believe this are the true believers and the true church, brothers and sisters.

    8) As God gave up His only Son for us, His most prized "possession," WHEN YOU REALIZE THE AWESOME WORK HE DID FOR YOU AND ALL MANKIND, THEN AND ONLY THEN will you have your eyes opened to the truth, that by placing your faith/trust in that same Jesus - HE will save you from eternal punishment (cuz we ALL live forever, with satat in Hell or with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit in heaven) based on what we do with WHAT YOU KNOW KNOW TO BE TRUE.

    Yah, shuuure, I can hear ya now, everyone has an opinion, but only God's Word (that is Jesus in the BIBLE and the Holy Spirit's inspiration or revelation of TRUTH in the BIBLE are worth the time to read and understand spiritual matters. Open it up are start readin today. Try John's words. Easy to digest, hard to resist, dripping with the love story of why Jesus came. TO SET ALL WHO WOULD BELIEVE IN HIM FREE FROM SIN AND ETERNAL DEATH/SEPARATION FROM HIM.


    www.DuluthBible.org / Where I worship the Holy One.
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  • PaulCyp answered 7 years ago
    God came in the flesh 2,000 years ago. That is when He established His Church on earth. Obviously then His Church can only be one which can clearly demonstrate a historical record back to the first century. And just as obviously, that can be no Church other than the Holy Catholic Church, for which historical records are available in every century, right back to the apostles. All others are recent manmade institutions, drawing from the truth of the Catholic Church to a greater or lesser extent, but also teaching modern traditions of men devised by their respective human founders.


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  • fran t answered 7 years ago
    Churches, Synagogues, Mosques are places of worship on earth. Before Jesus came "down from heaven" (John 3:13) as the Messiah or Prophet, civilizations before had their own gods or none at all. Jesus the Son of God was crucified and then risen, he is the Sufferng Servant who gives "his life as a ransom for many" (Matthew 29:28). The time will come for him to judge the living and the dead. While sin may take the Spirit of God from an individual. Salvation will be granted to all meaning from the first to the last man, are there not many rooms in the house of God.
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  • Así le gusta a tu MOM answered 7 years ago
    I was born and raised in the Catholic Church. And I also converted to the LDS church for a few years so I've experienced both.

    I have since converted back to Catholicism. I simply feel more comfortable there and feel the spirit there profoundly.

    Neither is absolutely true. I would say that the Catholic Church is MORE true than any other religion on earth.

    I must warn you that if you chose to join the LDS church, be careful! Be sure to study the religion outside of what the missionaries teach you. They are imfamous for teaching you only about Protestant-friendly doctrines of their church, and then waiting until you are a "full-fledged" member to teach you of their controversial doctrines.

    And to rebute what many other people have posted... The Catholic church hasn't added to Christian doctrine, Martin Luther and all the other "reformers" have TAKEN AWAY from the beauty of pure religion. They have perverted Christianity into the fanaticism that we see today in the US.

    You are right to know that Protestantism is the farthest from true Christianity.
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  • Esther answered 7 years ago
    Let's follow another line of thinking. Jesus was God made flesh, according to scripture. Jesus made this statement: "heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word will never pass away". Therefore, since Jesus was God made man, and all of scripture is given by inspiration of God, we need to take all the bible as God's true word.

    Neither Mormons nor Catholics adhere to the bible. They have other traditions and beliefs (Catholics) that are not only unbiblical, they completely contradict scripture. Mormons have another gospel, and they have a false prophet, Joseph Smith.

    Any "church" claiming to be true needs to do one thing, to follow the bible and the biblical Jesus Christ. The two "religions" you list above, do not.
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  • MistyAnn answered 7 years ago
    I'm sorry but the LDS church is not a Christian church. The members might be but the church is not. In my opinion there is no "only true church". The Mormons say they have it, the Jehovah Witnesses say they have it and the Catholics say the same. The truth is, it's none of them. Any church that preaches God's word from the Bible, is he's church. Any church that teaches you to draw closer to Jesus Christ, is his church. Any church that wants you to have a relationship with Jesus, is his church. If you go to church on Sunday and all you learn about is some prophet and not Jesus, it's not his church
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  • Beast8981 answered 7 years ago
    Don't listen to the losers who say neither...

    It is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (as you call us, Mormons). The real priesthood is split into two groups, the Aaronic Priesthood, held by all worthy church member men age 12 and up, and the Melchizedek Priesthood, given to worthy Aaronic Priesthood holding men sometime after their 18th birthday and before their mission at 19. You are right, the priesthood doesn't do good for an unworthy member. We use the priesthood for the benefit of all who are in need of blessings from it and have the faith that it will help them.
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  • chicachicabobbob answered 7 years ago
    The Amish, they don't try to convert you, they just want to do what they believe in doing in their own little secluded area. The best of all Christians.Better than those annoying bastards on TV, especially that Pat Robinson old hag.
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  • Foxy lady answered 7 years ago
    I've only experienced Catholicism 1x. And I respect the Catholics, but know the LDS, otherwise known as Mormons to be true. We have the whole gospel while everyone else only has a piece of the pie.


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  • Horsense answered 7 years ago
    The group that is Following Closely in His Footsteps ... Those are the ones who are God's Chosen people. They follow Bible principles, teach Bible history , prophecy, and virtue. They abstain from the bad things that God hates, and embrace God & their fellow believer in principled love ... Yet not only them. They also work very hard demostrating principled love to ALL of mankind, in offering them help to understand the Bible & come to know God for themselves, if they want to. They not only Use God's chosen name, but also teach about his Wisdom &Loving Attributes ... Holding out the future hope of the Bible to look forward to ... for everyone choosing to Follow Christ's lead.

    They reject false claims of those who claim to represent him yet show by their own activity & attitudes that such claims could not be so.

    They love what God loves, & hate what he hates.
    They avoid hatred, & violence, as Christ taught.
    Who do you know of that Actually 'Fits that bill'?

    True Teachings--Where Can You Find Them? The Bible.

    How Can You Find the True Religion?
    (compare these Scriptures)

    Should You Belong to a Church?
    - Which Religion Should One Choose?

    The End of False Religion Is Near!
    - What Is False Religion?
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  • SynerJetics answered 7 years ago
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  • corezink answered 7 years ago
    Where do you think it tells you that it's clear that Jesus wanted us to join one church and that being His church. Most all of us belong to His church. What do you think is His church? Jesus wanted us to believe in His Father. As long as we learn and teach from His Bible, we belong to His church. There are many who do this with very small differences in belief. The Catholics are furthest out of the mold even though they are a very old church. They place a very large emphasis on Mary, Mother of Jesus. The Protestants don't do this because it's not Biblical. Mankind is so very good at adding in to what they think God would have wanted instead of what He said. We need to be very careful about that. My church doesn't even have any images of Jesus or other things because we were told not to do that. Again, the Catholics have their Crucifix. I'm a Southern Baptist.
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  • nici a answered 7 years ago
    I don't think either one....catholics worship Mary....they consider her the mother of GOD!??!! What? No, she was the mother of Jesus, (God in the form of MAN) but she was a vessel only....she did not create God....among other things that they do, say, and believe.

    Mormons....well they think they get their own planet to just name one thing!

    But, honestly; I think God must be disappointed in religion as a whole. I think it's about a personal relationship with God and His only son. I think 'we' have made a mess of things; maybe all religion has a little of something 'right'....but we've just gotten so far away from the truth and it's now a "I'm right, and you're wrong" thing?

    Who knows?
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  • therna answered 7 years ago
    Jesus Christ lived and died as a jew - he had no church so to say. we who believe in him are chritstians (i.e followeres of Christ) otherwise, to use the term "true church" i wouldn't advise(becasue no one but those who are truly close to God know the "truth") but i do belive that the FIRST christian church is the catholic church.
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