> >At 09:48 AM 11/27/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Mormonism I'm not sure of.
> >But I do not exclude them from Christianity, as some fundamentalist groups
> do. >No more than I exclude the guys at ICR. Can people be brought to a
> saving >faith in Christ by teachings and preachings which are non-factual?
> The answer >seems to be obviously "yes."
> I would strongly disagree with you about Mormons being Christian. I have
> lived among them and discussed mormon beliefs and doctrine with Mormons. I
> have read the Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and some of their
> other books. They are most definitely not Christians by their documents and
> beliefs as a body. However, I know that Christians may be mislead and may
> still be Christians and in the Mormon church, but it is due to ignorance of
> the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints or out
> of convenience.
> To them, Jesus Christ was only a man (the best teacher) whose death and
> blood could only save himself (and his wives) and we (us men) will (if good
> mormons) be like Christ as a god. They do not believe in the Trinity but
> are polytheistic. At best, nonmormons and back sliders on death will
> become angels if they earn their wings otherwise we will be servants to the
> gods (their wives will not be much better off). But of course the church
> could easily change all this by an appropriate "vision."
> I think the Spirit would really be working overtime if a Mormon became a
> Christian via the mormon church (much like Paul on the way to Damascus).
> But stranger things have happened, I guess.
> I think that if we are to include The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter
> Day Saints in Christendom we need open the doors to include all religions
> (especially Islam and Judaism).