Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Is Mormonism Just Another Christian Denomination?


I was recently troubled to learn that on April 25, 2014 political commentator Glenn Beck, at Liberty University's convocation [1], claimed that Mormonism is simply a different Christian denomination.  Beck stated:

"I share your faith. I am from a different denomination, and a denomination quite honestly that I'm sure can make many people at Liberty feel uncomfortable. I am a Mormon, but I share your faith in the atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ."

Is Beck right?  Is Mormonism just another Christian denomination?

Mormonism Research Ministry is a missionary/apologetics organization that was organized in 1979 to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to critically evaluate the differences between Mormonism and biblical Christianity.

This featured article includes part of the first chapter of Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson's book Answering Mormons' Questions: Ready Responses for Inquiring Latter-day Saints and explains why Mormonism is not the same as historic, biblical Christianity.  

You can check it out here.

For those interested in a shorter article on the same topic, check out this article by J. Warner Wallace.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. And by the way, what was Liberty University thinking?!

1 comment:

Rick Grigsby said...

I generally enjoy listening to Glen Beck but he has gone waaaaay over the top with his Mormonism. Trying to convince us evangelicals that Jesus did indeed come to America, without a single shred of any evidence, is frankly offensive.

I have great compassion for Mormons, especially the ones in my family, but they are victims of a false and heretical faith. And it most certainly is not "just another Christian denomination". The Mormon God, Jesus and the HS, except for using the same names, bear no relationship to the Trinity of our Bible. None whatsoever. As hard as I might try, I will never be "like God"!!

I've heard every argument the LDS Church can make to justify this false religion and try desperately to make it mainstream. But is not and never can be. The LDS Church has survived a century and a half on great marketing to people who don't ask many questions. Part of that is on us. We don't make the Good News available to the masses and the Seekers who are looking for answers. But our failures don't in any validate the Mormon religion.

IMHO we give this pseudo-religion far to much credit and thus too much ink!!