I don't know what you mean by the Trinity. If meaning Jesus was God incarnate there is nowhere in the Bible that points to God taking on human form in the body of Jesus.<quoted text>
I understand what you are saying. There are many folks who don't consider Catholics to be Christians (I'm not one). But to open the definition up to anyone who simply believes that Jesus is the Son of God opens it up to Satan and demons who know that Jesus is the Son of God.
I don't get caught up in the tertiary issues, but denying the Trinity and advocating polytheism pretty much nullifies any claim to be a Christian. And I don't think I'm the one out of step. If Mormanism was simply another form of Christianity why was his religion such a big part of the conversation on the right? Don't ever remember anyone talking about Reagan being a Presbyterian or Nixon being a Quaker.
I think a lot of folks who are Mormans don't really know the spritual foundations of their church, nor do many non-Mormans really know what the LDS teach. Another challenge is that what the church teaches can be at odds with its foundational beliefs. And by church I'm including every major faith.
Thorough study points out Jesus saying many times to not pray to Him but to the Father. One specific example is in Jesus speaking to the Jews;
John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
41 I receive not honour from men.
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
If they had never seen God's shape nor heard His voice at any time how could Jesus be God while they were looking at Jesus and hearing Jesus' voice.
According to the text Jesus was not God and not simply a prophet. Beyond a prophet. Yet not God.
And while you never heard of anyone talking about Reagan being a Presbyterian or Nixon being a Quaker they sure did about Kennedy being a Catholic.