I’ve decided to be a mormon now. I am LDS. I don’t believe Joseph Smith was a prophet. I don’t believe the book of mormon. I don’t believe that I need to be baptized into the mormon cult. I don’t believe that God was once just a man. I don’t believe that Jesus and satan are brothers. I believe in the Triune God of the Bible. I believe in His word, the Bible, as being infallible and inerrant. I believe that the 2nd person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, is God incarnate, and that He lived a perfectly sinless life, obeying all the laws to earn righteousness. I believe He obeyed the will of the 1st person of the Trinity, God the Father, and went up on a cross to bear the sins of all who would be saved. Their debt was imputed to Him, and His righteousness was imputed to them, so that they could be justified in the sight of God, thus glorifying God through the salvation of sinners. I believe that God, being just, will pour out His wrath on those who have not been granted repenctance and faith. He will be glorified in the damnation of sinners, by demonstrating His justice.
So as you can see, I’m not really mormon. I talked with a mormon man yesterday. He insisted he was a Christian. I asked him, “Are you a Baptist?” He said, “No, I’m a mormon.” I said, “Then you are NOT A CHRISTIAN!!!”
He looked very perplexed. He didn’t understand why I was so offended. I think he believed he was the one who should be offended. I explained to him, “If you are a Christian then I am LDS.” Then I told him the things that I mentioned previously in the first paragraph of this article. To which he uttered a firm, “You can’t be a mormon if you don’t get baptized into the church!” I then said, “Exaclty my point. Thank you. So then, ipso facto you are not a Christian.” I was going to explain that if there are in fact, doctrines that make one mormon or not, then there are also doctrines that must be affirmed by a believer to verify that they are Christian, but alas the lad stormed off in a huff.
So my mormon friends, I emplore you, please stop telling your people to declare, “I’m a Christian!” When in fact they are not. If you are so pleased with being LDS, just declare that you are LDS, but don’t insult, and offend me by blaspheming the one true God, whom I, and all true Christians serve. We are not fooled, and neither is God. Truly, we find it quite disturbing that you would consider them to be compatible, and obviously, so do you when confronted with the doctrinal differences.