Are Mormons Christians? (Part I)
Mitt Romney, one of the Republican party nominees for US president seems to be taking lots of heat from some circles because he’s a Mormon. The big question being batted around in a confused, muddled manner by anyone who self-identifies as an expert is this: Are Mormons Christians?
What do you think?
Hey, did you know that it doesn’t matter what you think?
Ha ha ha ha ha. (Think about it–truth is not changed by what you think about it!)
Mormons are either Christians or not regardless what you, or others, or 61% of those surveyed, or what Baptist pastors, or what Mormons themselves say.
So are they?
The answer is easy. But to get to a meaningful answer one needs to define terms precisely. And of course, my job on earth is to confuse, deceive, and generally screw up words and definitions so that a clear answer gets confounded in a religious mumbo-jumbo of theoillogical thinking and religobabble.
You see, the theoillogicalistic religobabbleationism of culture tends to deem as “Christian” anyone who claims to be a Christian, who is A Good Person, who pays lip service to The Bible, who claims to Follow Jesus, who goes to A Church, and who lives A Moral Life.
Only one problem: Hell is full of such people.
So are they?
Consider with me, my servants, the recent story in my Huffington Post religion section entitled, “Mitt Romney’s Mormonism: Pastors Say Mormons Not Christians, But Defend Candidate Against Attacks,” by Jaweed Kaleem. Kaleem reports:
After prominent Texas megachurch pastor Rev. Robert Jeffress told audiences on Friday that Mormonism is a “cult” and conservative Christian activist Bryan Fischer took the stage the next day to echo similar views, a new survey released Saturday afternoon says that three out of four pastors agree, at the least, that Mormons are not Christians.
Three out of four, you say? That’s pretty good odds. Is that how truth is determined? What if only one out of four believed Mormons are not Christians? Would that change the truth of the matter?
Truth by consensus. That’s my way, my servants.
But you know, if you have been a faithful reader, to expect more from moi. Let me tell you the truth of the matter so that you need not be confused yourselves, but can nevertheless sow confusion all about your circle of influence.
For starters, one must forget magic underwear, multiple wives, miraculous spectacles, golden plates, Joseph Smith, missing civilizations, and all the other easy distractions of Mormonism.
One question matters to God and me: Who do you say that Jesus is?
There is one right answer to that question, and many, many wrong answers.
Christians have the right answer: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, fully God and fully man in one person, and will be so forever.
More simply: Jesus is God. Jesus is the Second Person of the one God, the Holy Trinity.
Every other belief system or religion has a different answer, which is, by definition, a wrong answer.
If one answers the question any differently than do Christians, that person is not a Christian.
The question is, therefore, how would a Mormon answer the question: Who do you say that Jesus is?
Look it up.
And then state the answer in the comments below.
Then the answer will become self-evident.
Ha ha ha ha ha.
(More on this and how I’ve totally screw up the debate later . . . )