This will just be a quick post, because I've got company coming over in just a few short minutes.
I see a lot of you have gone what I call "Comment Crazy"
Needless to say, I'm not going to reply to all of those at the moment. ;) But, I did READ all of them.
And I MUST clarify something that Peppywolf said.
Mormons ARE Christians!! I'm a Mormon, and I'm a Christian.
In fact, I actually wrote an essay about this very subject. I'll show it to you. The stuff in parentheses are sources that PROVE what I say. It had to be in MLA format.
Anways, I KNOW and LOVE Jesus Christ. I am, indeed, a Christian.
Are Mormons Christians?
With the election coming up in just over a week, many people harangue Mitt Romney about his religious beliefs. People know that he is a Mormon, and that raises the query: Is he a Christian? People often surmise that since he’s a Mormon, he isn’t a Christian. That is false. The definition of the word “Christian” is, “A person professing belief in Jesus as the Christ, or in the religion based on the teachings of Jesus” (Guralnik 253). The Mormon Church is certainly a religion that bases its teachings on those of Jesus Christ. Since Mitt Romney is a Mormon, he is also a Christian. Mormons are, in fact, Christians.
The term “Mormon” is actually a nick-name for “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” The full name of the church in and of itself suggests Christianity. The homepage of the website mormon.org states the major belief of the Church: “We believe first and foremost that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God” (mormon.org). Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also preach about Jesus Christ, emphasizing the importance of gaining a testimony of Him and His divine role as our Savior and Redeemer (lds.org). From the time children in the Church are eighteen months old, they are taught basic truths such as “Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father Love Me” (Behold). If Mormons were not Christian, would they teach their people, and even their children, about Him? I don’t think so. Mark 3:25 says, “If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ is another book of scripture used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book’s primary purpose is to bring people to Christ. Nephi, a writer in the Book of Mormon (much like Matthew or Mark are in the Bible), states his purpose for writing part of the Book of Mormon: “For the fullness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved” (The). Jesus Christ is mentioned an average of once every 1.7 verses in the Book of Mormon (lsdces.org).
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know from my own experience the veracity of the fact that Mormons are Christians. The things I learn at church and through reading the Book of Mormon strengthen my faith in Christ, and motivate me to do my best to serve Him. Every Sunday, my church leaders talk about Jesus. I know that He is my Savior, and that without Him, I am nothing.
To think that Mormons are not Christians is an egregious misconception. If you truly analyze the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you will see that they are centered on Christ and His teachings. There are manifold ways that this is promulgated. Some anti-Mormons with malevolent intentions try to skew things that Mormons say to make it sound just the opposite. But the fact remains, and shall remain forever and ever: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian church.
Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual. Lds.org. October, 2012. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. October 29, 2012.
Guralnik, David B. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language. New York, New York: New World Dictionaries/Simon and Shuster, 1980. (Print).
Lds.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. October 29, 2012.
Ldsces.org. “The Title Page of the Book of Mormon.” Ldsces.org. October, 2012. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. October 29, 2012.
Mormon.org. “Who We Are.” Mormon.org. October, 2012. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. October 29, 2012.
The Book of Mormon another Testament of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2004. (Print).
Sorry, once again, if any of you took that offensively...
Thanks for reading!