I find it odd that there are people wandering around in this country who still think “Mormons” are not “Christians”. What sort of rock do they hide under? Isn’t that odd that they would think that in these modern times when data and information is so readily available?
I like Glenn Beck, and I think he is doing a great job. But, Martha West, says…
For months now he’s been talkin’ religion, more specifically Christianity. Which is odd because he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day (LDS) a.k.a. Mormonism. Beck is a member in good standing in the LDS Church, yet his focus is not on Mormonism but on Christianity. Mostly he uses Christian terminology, which is misleading. It would seem that Beck is a Christian. But how can that be? Mormons deny the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Mormon beliefs do not line up with Scripture yet they insist on calling themselves Christian when they clearly are not. (see http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129449408&sc=nl&cc=nh-20100827)
I guess I am flabbergasted that West is referencing some “Scripture” many of us don’t know about. Something like, Hezekiah 14:4, “Thou shalt not call the Mormon a Christian.” (The only Old Testament reference to the word Mormon and Christian!) Or, perhaps Luke 32:3, “Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Wesleyan, Baptist… you may call Christian, but the Mormon, you may not.”
And they accuse Latter-day Saints of having more scripture than just the Bible.
What constitutes a Christian?
A person who lives the teachings of Christ. A person who accepts Christ as the Son of God, the Savior of Mankind, their Redeemer, etc. Last time I attended a Mormon Church (which I do weekly), Christ’s atoning sacrifice was preached from the pulpit and we were encouraged to live more Christ-like lives.
Hmmm… Martha West? Have you ever atteneded an L.D.S. Sacrament Meeting?
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what West thinks about Mormons. There’s one way to find out if Mormons are Christians and that is to read the Book of Mormon. After all, that’s where the nickname comes from.
So, my crock pot chicken, cheese, rice and broccoli casserole was a little on the pasty side. It was an experiment. The rice kind of turned to paste. But, I tried.