Are Mormons, Christians?
In a multi-religious country like Malaysia, confusions are bound to happen. After all, there are so many denominations under Christianity. Then there are the cults claiming to be Christians as well.
The objective of this article is to distinguish between Mormons and Christians based on the core beliefs of the two. Hopefully at the end of this article, you will know that Mormons =/= Christians
Firstly, Mormons believe that humans can become gods if they are good Mormons (as per Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354). Christians on the other hand believe there is only one God. “This is what the LORD says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God” (Isaiah 44:6)
Mormons also believe that there are many gods (Mormon Doctrine , p. 163) while Christians believe that “there is no God but one” (1 Corinthians 8:4)
Furthermore, Mormons believe that there is a mother god (Articles of Faith , by James Talmage, p. 443) as well as that God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children (Mormon Doctrine , p. 516). Meanwhile, the Bible only mentions God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Nothing suggests an existence of a “mother god”
They (the Mormons) also believe that there would be no salvation without Joseph Smith (founder of the religion) and the restoration [Mormon Doctrine, p. 670]. Christians on the other hand, believe that Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and in order to be saved, you must declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9)
Mormons also claim the idea “that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is
needed for salvation,” is a “doctrine originated by Satan” (Miracle of Forgiveness, by Spencer W. Kimball, p. 206). Not forgetting the fact Mormons believe good works are necessary to obtain salvation (Articles of Faith, p.
Meanwhile the Bible in Ephesians 2:8 tells us that, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–” So Christians believe salvation cannot be earned. It was given to us as a result of God’s grace
John 3:16-17 forthrightly says,
“16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” So clearly it was God’s plan and not a doctrine originated by Satan. God sent His Son as an atonement for our sins because of His love for mankind
The points brought up above are only some of the contradictions between the core beliefs of Christianity and Mormonism. For a more detailed explanation on the subject, www.carm.org/mormon-beliefs and
www.mormon.org/what-do-mormons-believe would prove to be of great help.
Mormons cant be Christians if their fundamental beliefs are different. Hence, Mormons =/= Christians