Is a Mormon Church The Same as a Christian Church ?
- jahnaLv 43 years ago
I really read that answer too... I believe of it extra as a pie - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the entire pie, containing the complete gosel. All other church buildings have portions of the pie, but not the entire thing. That is what we think. In order to realise why we think that, you'll need to realise that we feel after Jesus Christ's apostles all died or had been killed, that the Priesthood used to be lost, the corrct ideas of the gospel had been converted or misplaced as well, over time. That is the reason there are hundreds of thousands upon hundreds of "church buildings" - which of all is correct? Go into any of these 1000's Christian church buildings and they will all have a further view on baptism or the sacrament or tithing, and many others. Since there is not any actual "leader". Joseph Smith grew up in a time when there used to be an additional pastor on each corner, every with their own interpretation of the doctrine. How puzzling! And Christ shouldn't have His gospel taught in such I means, he's best, as a result His church can be best. There was an genuine need for the restoration of the fullness of the gospel - that's what the church is, the restoration. That occurred through the prophet Joseph Smith, after he obtained a vision from God the father and Jesus Christ. That is what we consider. The church participants of direction should not ideal, but the church itself IS, for it is Christ's. Doesn't matter to us what other Christian churches think of us. Does not subject that you just & others could think the book of Mormon is fiction. We think Jesus Christ actually leads this church, through his prophets. I haven't any doubts they converse with Christ, even immediately. That's my possess belief. I know that is Christ's most effective actual church. I comprehend it since the Spirit has established to me that it's, so it matters no longer what others consider. It will sound high and mighty, and i'm sorry for that, that isn't the intention. It is bold to claim, but we truthfully feel it. It makes perfect experience that Jesus Christ would have ONE church, ONE gospel. The individual factor is, every person is invited to come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. The gospel brings peace, love, and abilities. Abilities that we will repent and are available unto Christ.
- DoctorLv 77 years ago
The Mormon Church, more correctly known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is very much like the way the church was in the days of the apostles, shortly after Christ was resurrected. An examination of the Bible will show you that this is very different from the traditions and practices of all other Christian churches. Yet, there are many beliefs held in common.
Edit. You might say the Mormon Church is the church found in the Book of Mormon. So what does the Book of Mormon say about the Mormon Church? "And those who did belong to the church were faithful; yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them, gladly, the name of Christ, or Christians as they were called, because of their belief in Christ who should come." (Book of Mormon, Alma 46:15). Spoken 73 years before Christ was born. Yep, same as a Christian Church.
- MattLv 47 years ago
That depends on how you define "Christian Church"
1. Christian means you believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world and that only in and through Him and His teachings can we be saved.- Then yes that is exactly what Mormons believe as well as other Christians.
2. Christian means that you believe in the Nicene Creed even when it contradicts the bible- No Mormons reject the Nicene Creed and other doctrines that came from debate rather than from revelation.
I know the second term is a silly way of defining a Christian but many Christian churches use Mormon's rejection of the creeds as their false accusation that Mormon's aren't Christians. That isn't true at all.
- scribbloLv 67 years ago
It's a type of Christian church, but it's quite different from the Christian churches most people are used to.
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- AmmonLv 77 years ago
THE Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints
is the true Church of Jesus Christ that was restored to Earth
by Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith, who is a humble servant of Jesus Christ.
There are many fun things to do at various and sundry meetings at
THE Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints.
If you are single you can go to a Singles Ward, and if you are single that is a fun
place to go. Not only are Non-Mormons invited to participate, Non-Mormons are
highly encouraged to come.
The truth will surprise you. The truth is always a lot more fun.
- NousLv 77 years ago
Do Christians have to wear silly underwear to go to church?
Do Christians have to avoid various foods and drinks?
Do Christians have to prove they are fervent believers before they are allowed into church?
Do Christians have to ban anyone from entering church that is not totally committed?
Do Christians act as if their religion is some sort of secret society by banning non members from their churches?
Do Christians believe they will become gods?
Compare the bible and Christian beliefs with the Mormon book and beliefs and it is as plain as day that Mormons only claim to be Christian because they are afraid to stand up as an entirely separate religion!
Seen the advertisements with people doing everyday things with the line “and they are Mormon”? Seems the Mormon hierarchy recognize that they are seen not just as an extremist cult but also different to other people!
Mormonism is closer to scientology than Christianity!
- 7 years ago
there are similar things throughout all the churches.
traditions are different.
one does not hear the same preacher every week. because members are asked to give talks
the sacrament is different they use bread and water
everyone in teh LDS church believes in jesus christ, many do not believe in the trinity, We also believe in the book of mormon, the pearl of great price and the D&C. i love the Doctrine and covenants it expands the new testament into the new and everlasting covenant.
here is a quote: from are mormons christian
"When the charge is made that "Mormons aren't Christians," the very first impression created in the mind of the average individual is that Latter-day Saints don't believe in Jesus Christ. Most often those who make this charge intend that their uninformed hearers or readers will get this impression. Yet in the arguments offered to support the assertion the only issue that really matters is never even raised: Do the Latter-day Saints believe in Jesus Christ? Do they accept him as Lord? Do they believe that he is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no man cometh unto the Father but by him? These crucial questions are never asked. And why aren't they? Because these critics of the Latter-day Saints112
know that to open the box is to lose the argument, for no one who is even remotely familiar with the beliefs of the Latter-day Saints-not even their most hostile critics-can deny the Latter-day Saints' belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, as the Savior of the world, and as the only source of salvation available to human beings.1
As Joseph Smith said in the very first LDS article of faith, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." This is amplified in the fourth article of faith by the assertion that of the first principles and ordinances of the gospel, the very first is "faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."
In fact Latter-day Saints go to church every Sunday with but one major purpose:
It is expedient that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in the remembrance of the Lord Jesus;
And the elder or priest shall administer it; and after this manner shall he administer it-he shall kneel with the church and call upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying:
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen. (D&C 20:75-77.)
This is done in every LDS meetinghouse practically every Sunday of the year.2 The main purpose, the central focus of LDS Sunday services is to renew our faith in and our commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This is not a pretense or a sham; it is at the heart of what we do as Latter-day Saints."
- Eclipse-girlLv 77 years ago
Mormons claim they are christians, but they have some very strange beliefs.
Mainstream and evangelical christians did / do not consider them christians.
Although after something like 30 yrs of saying mormons were not christians, Billy Graham changed his mind and bought advertisements in newspapers about two weeks before the Nov 2012 election. I think that was a overt political move.
Some of Mormon beliefs include that god made himself corporeal so that he could have physical relations with Mary.
Lucifer and Jesus are brothers.
Only Mormons are going to heaven. They are taught a secret handshake
If you are a really good / pious mormon male there is a chance you will become a god and rule over your own planet
- 7 years ago
Yes we are. We believe in God, the atonement of Jesus Christ, and the holy spirit. We follow the teachings of the Bible, as well as the Book of Mormon. Do we have different beliefs? In some ways, yes. But when you are talking about believing in Christ, then yes we are christians
- rrosskopfLv 77 years ago
It is the only true Christian church. The rest are in various stages of apostasy and don't have any authority from God.