Re: Descendants and Thomas Trap

Gary Collins (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:36:53 GMT

I would agree with John here. I think of the words that the apostle Paul
wrote to the Galatians (Ch 1 I think) to the effect that if anyone, even
an angel from heaven should preach to them a gospel differing from that
which they had already received, may he be eternally condemned. The
Mormons, and other cults and distorted versions of Christianity which
rob the cross of its power and elevate men to the position of God must
surely come under the category of 'another gospel, another Jesus.'


> Burgy,
> >At 09:48 AM 11/27/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >Mormonism I'm not sure of.
> [snip]
> >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).
> John