Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christian or Not?

A week ago I read an article about a couple in South Carolina who were turned down as scout leaders for a pack that was sponsored by another church because they were Mormon and Mormon's aren't Christians. This is what they claimed anyway. Now I think that it was within their right as a church to have who they want to be scout leaders, but it is "They aren't Christians" that I take issue with.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,(notice the name Church of Jesus Christ) we certainly do believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe he was the literal Son of God and Mary was his mortal mother. We believe his mission was to come to this earth to be crucified and die for all of the sins of mankind. We also believe that he overcame death and is a resurrected man. We believe that all mankind will be resurrected because he sacrificed himself for us. Now if that is not being a Christian I don't know what is. Sure we differ with other churches on the subject of the Trinity and we do not accept the man made doctrines of the Nicean Creed, but we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray to our Father in Heaven through Him, the Son.

Here is the difference between what we believe and others believe. We know that the priesthood, Aaronic and Melchizedek, which are in the old testament, were lost when the apostles of Jesus Christ were killed. We believe that His original doctrine and teachings had been changed and distorted. We believe that the fullness of His gospel has been restored in these Latter Days. The Priesthood is back on the earth. Families can be sealed together forever. We look forward to the Savior's Second Coming when we will meet him and fall at His feet and worship Him.
Have a Great Day.

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