We recognize the good in all people. We recognize the good in all churches, in their efforts to improve mankind and to teach principles that lead to good, stable, productive living. To people everywhere we simply say, ‘You bring with you all the good that you have, and let us add to it. That is the principle on which we work.’ -
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
30 Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.
No Need to Say Anything. You are condemned by the scriptures you claim to believe in and by the same search engine that you use to spread contention. There are more conversion story's to Mormonism then there is those who leave that faith, however, that is irrelevant. By posting this you are in sighting confrontation and not love and harmony, which is expected of converted Christians.
It refers to someone who posts on message boards and newsgroups with the intention to cause as much disruption as possible by goading others.[/b] _________________ Christians believe in the Godhead. God, the father, and his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, who testifies of His Truth. Three Separate and Distinct Individuals. Anything else is false doctrine, the teaching of men.
We do recognise the good in all people, and in all churches.
The LDS is not a Christian church.
That is, of course, your opinion, to which you are entitled to. An opinion that is in the minority.
The English Dictionary Disagrees with you
A follower or disciple of Jesus; someone who believes Jesus is the Christ or Messiah. The New Testament mentions that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians within a few years after his death.
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus, especially in showing concern for others.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.
Wiki disagrees with you
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or, informally, the Mormon Church) is a Christian restorationist church that is considered by its followers to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ. The church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has established congregations (called wards or branches) and built temples worldwide. According to the church, it has over 85,000 missionaries and a membership of over 15 million. It is ranked by the National Council of Churches as the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States. It is by far the largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement founded by Joseph Smith during the period of religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unequivocally affirm themselves to be Christians. They worship God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ. When asked what the Latter-day Saints believe, Joseph Smith put Christ at the center: “The fundamental principles of our religion is the testimony of the apostles and prophets concerning Jesus Christ, ‘that he died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended up into heaven;’ and all other things are only appendages to these, which pertain to our religion.”
Of course mormons are Christians. Anyone who say otherwise possesses the spirit of contention and are like unto those spoken of in scripture, being false prophets and those who draw near to him with their mouth, but in their hearts they are far from him. Why would anyone say such a thing? Isn’t the name of their church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Do they not worship Christ? Is not the Book of Mormon another testament of Jesus Christ? How could anyone seriously doubt that Latter-day Saints are Christians?
What is a Christian? The term is found three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16), but it is not defined in any of those passages. According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, the term Christian may be defined in a number of ways, but the most common is “one who believes or professes … to believe in Jesus Christ and the truth as taught by him … one whose life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.” The second most common meaning is “a member of a church or group professing Christian doctrine or belief.” Under either of these two definitions, Latter-day Saints qualify as Christians.
You are very much entitled to believe in whatever you like. You are perfectly entitled to taunt others regarding their religion, thus offending them, and you have the right to criticise mormonism, however, you do not have the right to bear false witness about them with no other reason but to discredit them and their beliefs. This post clearly shows that your opinion is very much in the minority with most people considering Mormons as christians, however, it is your perogative to believe whatever you wish to believe. I believe that Mormons are Christians. Can you prove me wrong?
Like an increasing number of Christian churches today, Latter-day Saints do not accept the creeds, confessions, and formulations of post–New Testament Christianity, that is, the unauthorised by God Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed of the orthodox faith of the early Christian church. _________________ Christians believe in the Godhead. God, the father, and his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, who testifies of His Truth. Three Separate and Distinct Individuals. Anything else is false doctrine, the teaching of men.
Humanitarian Aid and Welfare Services Basics: How Donations and Resources Are Used
When the multimillion-dollar Teton Dam disaster struck Idaho in 1976, a force of 45,000 Latter-day Saints was deployed almost overnight to provide emergency relief. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Mormon relief trucks arrived before the National Guard was even allowing relief through. Massive oil spills in South Korea in late 2007 found hundreds of volunteers handling the disaster with plans, supplies and manpower within days. The 2010 Haitian earthquake catastrophe was met immediately with 160,000 pounds of food and emergency resources, and a month later, when a devastating earthquake hit Chile, an airlift of tents, tarps, supplies and even diapers was quickly deployed.
The Church is interested in helping those in need become self-sufficient in the long term as well as meeting immediate needs. After the 2004 tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, LDS Humanitarian Services personnel were still working with community-based organizations to provide longer-term aid and development three years later.[i] In addition, the Church regularly donates wheelchairs, funds global immunization efforts, provides clean water service, trains doctors and volunteers in neonatal resuscitation programs, and offers training and treatment for preventing blindness for people all over the world, regardless of race, religion or nationality.
While the Church’s humanitarian aid efforts and its significant financial donations may be known to some, few realize that they represent only a fraction of the costs and resources involved with carrying out these initiatives. Furthermore, it may not be well known that the Church sponsors many other relief programs, including extensive welfare, vocational, rehabilitative, counseling and other services. These services include millions of hours donated by Latter-day Saint doctors, nurses and other Church members each year. Thousands of professionals and volunteers give freely of their time and means to those in need, with no expectation of praise, publicity or reward.
While 100 percent of fast offerings and humanitarian donations go directly to those in need, the overhead and administrative costs associated with these programs — in addition to the resources needed to build storage facilities, house and deliver humanitarian aid supplies around the world, train volunteers and so on — are privately fronted by the Church. Today, thanks to a robust infrastructure, the Church continues to relieve the hunger, thirst, suffering and poverty of millions of people around the world and to empower individuals and communities to become more self-sustaining.
Sometimes it is best to say nothing rather then embarrass yourself with guile _________________ Christians believe in the Godhead. God, the father, and his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, who testifies of His Truth. Three Separate and Distinct Individuals. Anything else is false doctrine, the teaching of men.
As I thought, and expected from both of you, all talk and bluster without anything to substantiate your unfounded discrimatory assertions against a minority group. _________________ Christians believe in the Godhead. God, the father, and his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, who testifies of His Truth. Three Separate and Distinct Individuals. Anything else is false doctrine, the teaching of men.
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