Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#20492 Feb 20, 2013
concerned in Egypt wrote:
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No they LDS have not always taught we have the same form as Spirits as we do our physical bodies but hey if I am wrong quote your MORMON Scriptures that prove me wrong. Redeemer no fringe or unofficial LDS documents.
I await your proof.
But the point was not if LDS teach it, the point that you did a dance around is Christians have never taught it from Christianity's inception till today.
That is why Mormons are not Christians
Now consider the following from a guy that had not a day of schooling in the sciences. please read the link so you'll read the comments below in context okay?
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Matter
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"The elements are eternal" (D&C 93:33). "The spirit of man is not a created being; it existed from eternity, and will exist to eternity. Anything created cannot be eternal; and earth, water, etc., had their existence in an elementary state, from eternity" (Joseph Smith, in HC 3:387).
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Addressing the issue of creation ex nihilo, Joseph Smith asserted in one of his final sermons: "Now, the word create…does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship. Hence, we infer that God had materials to organize the world out of chaos-chaotic matter, which is element…. Element had an existence from the time [God] had. The pure principles of element are principles which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and reorganized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning and can have no end" (HC 6:308-309).
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Extending the concept of the eternal nature of matter to the substance of spirit, Joseph Smith revealed, "There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes; we cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter" (D&C 131:7-8).
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Parley P. Pratt, an apostle and close associate of Joseph Smith, wrote, "Matter and spirit are the two great principles of all existence. Everything animate and inanimate is composed of one or the other, or both of these eternal principles…. Matter and spirit are of equal duration; both are self-existent, they never began to exist, and they never can be annihilated…. Matter as well as spirit is eternal, uncreated, self existing. However infinite the variety of its changes, forms and shapes; …eternity is inscribed in indelible characters on every particle" (HC 4:55).

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#20493 Feb 20, 2013
concerned in Egypt wrote:
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No they LDS have not always taught we have the same form as Spirits as we do our physical bodies but hey if I am wrong quote your MORMON Scriptures that prove me wrong. Redeemer no fringe or unofficial LDS documents.
I await your proof.
But the point was not if LDS teach it, the point that you did a dance around is Christians have never taught it from Christianity's inception till today.
That is why Mormons are not Christians
This link should help you to further understand Mormon thought on our pre-existence ...
http://thepierianspring.wordpress.com/2010/02...
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Spiritual Creation, 1830-1832

In the Latter-day Saint tradition, the first inkling of a preexistence seems to appear in Joseph Smith’s re-translation of the Bible and particularly the Genesis account.2

For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth.... And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air; But I, the Lord God, spake, and there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word.(Book of Moses 3:5-7. June – October 1830)(emphasis added).
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Uncreated Intelligence, Eternal Elements, 1833

At Kirtland Ohio, on May 6, 1833, Joseph received the following revelation:

Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be. All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence.... For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy.(D&C 93:29, 33).
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“we see an unambiguous Mormon doctrine of fully individualized, pre-mortal humans.”12 God explains to Abraham:

[I]f there be two spirits, and one shall be more intelligent than the other, yet these two spirits, notwithstanding one is more intelligent than the other, have no beginning; they existed before, they shall have no end, they shall exist after, for they are gnolaum, or eternal.... These two facts do exist, that there are two spirits, one being more intelligent than the other; there shall be another more intelligent than they; I am the Lord thy God, I am more intelligent than they all.(Book of Abraham 3:18-19).
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The Abrahamic account reveals that man is an eternal spirit, without beginning or end. Although the Book of Abraham would not be published in the Times and Seasons until in 1842, the import of the text was clear to Joseph Smith: spirits were uncreated. In fact, Joseph would consistently preach on the eternal nature of spirits.

c. August 1839:“The Spirit of Man is not a created being; it existed from eternity and will exist to eternity.”

February 1840:“I believe that the soul is eternal; and had no beginning.”

January 1841:“If the soul of man had a beginning it will surely have an end.... Spirits are eternal.”

March 1841:“The spirit or the inteligence of men are self Existent principles.”

April 1842:“the spirits of men are eternal.”13

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#20494 Feb 20, 2013
concerned in Egypt wrote:
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No they LDS have not always taught we have the same form as Spirits as we do our physical bodies
Now for some Mormon info of what you inquired about :)
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http://thepierianspring.wordpress.com/2010/02...
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But if man is eternal, what is the point of a tabernacle? In early 1841, on the 5th of January, Joseph further expounded his views on spirits and bodies.

The great principle of happiness consists in having a body. The Devil has no body, and herein is his punishment.... All beings who have bodies have power over those who have not. The devil has no power over us only as we permit him.14

That same month, William Patterson McIntire, briefly sketched the following in his notebook:“Next Meeting-Joseph said that before foundation of the Earth in the Grand Counsel that the Spirits of all Men ware subject to opression & the express purpose of God in Giveing it a tabernicle was to arm it against the power of Darkness-for instance Jesus said Get behind me Satan. Also the apostle said Resist the Devil & he will flee from you”(January 19, 1841).15
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Spirit is Substance and Social Organization, 1842-1843

Revelations continued. Joseph explained in March 1, 1842:“We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.”16

In a Times and Seasons editorial “Try the Spirits” April 1842, Joseph further explicated the nature of spirits and taught, against traditional understandings, that spirit is not immaterial, but material.17 How early Joseph held this view is not clear.

[T]he body is supposed to be organized matter, and the spirit by many is thought to be immaterial, without substance. With this latter statement we should beg leave to differ-and state that spirit is a substance; that it is material, but that it is more pure, elastic, and refined matter than the body;-that it existed before the body, can exist in the body, and will exist separate from the body, when the body will be mouldering in the dust; and will in the resurrection be again united with it.18

While the spirit is a substance, it seems clear that Joseph believed a spirit isn’t a tabernacle and that without one spirits are vulnerable against the power of darkness. There is something unique in a tabernacle, not only for protection, but also in experiencing happiness and joy.19
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After the death of Joseph Smith, many would understand Joseph’s statements to mean that if the body is organized matter, the spirit is also organized matter. Yet, Joseph declines to draw this connection and despite teaching that spirit has substance, Joseph persists to teach that spirits are uncreated.“Joseph Smith,” Harrell insists,“makes no mention of these uncreated spirits ever undergoing a change of state, such as spirit birth, prior to entering the physical body.”20 Indeed, Joseph seems to have understood the Book of Abraham to teach not a material organization, but a social one.

Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.(Abraham 3:22-23).

Consistent with the Abrahamic account, Joseph taught in 1839,“The Father called all spirits before him at the creation of Man & organized them.”21 Even after revealing that spirit is substance, Joseph would continue to teach that God calls the spirits and then organizes them.22

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20495 Feb 20, 2013
sportxmouse wrote:
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Dana makes all these statements are designed to bait people...
then when he hooks someone, he picks and chooses what part of an entire post he will attack
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He is a master manipulator.
He doesn't care who he hurts because his drive comes from his own personal quote:
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If what I say hurts, it's because the truth can hurt.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20496 Feb 20, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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You realize A. you jumped into a conversation that as usual you had not a clue of what was being discussed and B. you keep dissing Egypt with your pathetic replies, not me lol.
Really? Because I have never read a post from him that denies that God could have lunch if he so desired.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20497 Feb 20, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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lol...you won't answer the question because you'll have to reveal some of your own anti-Mormon crap. At least we agree here :)
You're idiot if you see agreement in our posts,.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20498 Feb 20, 2013
Sambrotherofnephi wrote:
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Dana,
Where did you read that you can find similar statements in every Ensign?
I am sitting in my home at this moment looking at page 3 of my Ensign. A section says "The Ensign is published monthly by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..." There is no disclaimer.
The Ensign IS published by the Church.
There isn't one in the current Ensign. But I have seen them.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20499 Feb 20, 2013
sportxmouse wrote:
Dana said
"I would crucify Jesus Christ himself if he taught polygamy to the Jews"
Dana... is a self serving manipulative life term blogger who lies about truths. She/He does everything because of personal
Agenda.
You need to stop lying Carol. It won't save your church. And if you are going to quote me, please do so in context.

“Too much LDS in the 60's”

Since: Sep 10

Marysville, CA

#20500 Feb 20, 2013
sportxmouse wrote:
Dana... SAME QUESTION?
HOW MANY GOD's are we discussing again?
Are you really to ignorant to realize that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
We have 1 Heavenly Father.... he is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
No you don't, he use to be a man.
It's the different religion sects that are different!
What is wrong with you.
IF YOU WOULD CLICK ON A LINK OCCASIONALLY AND RESEARCH FACTS you would understand how all the different religions came to exist in the dark ages until Jesus restored HIS Church.
You're so angry that you can't see logic anymore.
Jesus said he will build his church and the gates of hades shall not over come it. I believe Jesus, not Joseph.
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20502 Feb 21, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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You have a contradiction in the above between what Young states and what the narrator states, did you know that?
The narrator claims that wagon train massacre was done for blood atonement.
Unfortunately Young declared the only way blood atonement could happen was by slicing a person's throat.
See, the people in that wagon train massacre were killed by bullets. Many were stabbed. The deed was done quickly, meaning they didn't have the time or cooperation of the people in the wagon train to ask them to all line up so they could quickly slit open every one's throats for their blood atonement doctrine. Understand?
So the massacre wasn't done for reasons concerning the blood atonement doctrine. People were stabbed and shot to death in as hurried of a manner as was possible.
So explain from your sources, how that massacre was done for blood atonement if it wasn't done as Young stated it had to be done.
By the way, please give evidence of all these blood atonement killings the narrator and Young spoke of having taken place.
Who
CARES?

Either way its not Christian, your ship is sinking and burning at the same time and you are worried what time lunch is.
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20503 Feb 21, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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lol...you won't answer the question because you'll have to reveal some of your own anti-Mormon crap. At least we agree here :)
What's wrong with being Anti-Mormon.
I am Anti-Mormon because Mormons are Anti-Truth and Anti-Christian and J.S. as was B.Y. were both Anti-Christ.

J.S. B.Y. and yourself are all anti-Christian
You believe we are all of the Devil and all apostate if we are to believe your leaders.

I am also anti-lie
I am also anti-murder
I am also anti-Adultry
I am also anti-racist

To be anti in of itself does not make one a bad person as you can see and if your are anti-Mormon it means your are of good character and sound theology.
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20504 Feb 21, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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They have taught that. Maybe you should begin with this reference as spoken by Smith himself so you can have some clarification on the matter. Please read it all.
http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/sermons_t...
I have read it all many times before I own a copy.

Still waiting for your teaching on our spirits looking the same as our bodies do now from offical LDS scripture.

STILLLLL WAITINGGGGG
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20505 Feb 21, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Now for some Mormon info of what you inquired about :)
...
http://thepierianspring.wordpress.com/2010/02...
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But if man is eternal, what is the point of a tabernacle? In early 1841, on the 5th of January, Joseph further expounded his views on spirits and bodies.
The great principle of happiness consists in having a body. The Devil has no body, and herein is his punishment.... All beings who have bodies have power over those who have not. The devil has no power over us only as we permit him.14
That same month, William Patterson McIntire, briefly sketched the following in his notebook:“Next Meeting-Joseph said that before foundation of the Earth in the Grand Counsel that the Spirits of all Men ware subject to opression & the express purpose of God in Giveing it a tabernicle was to arm it against the power of Darkness-for instance Jesus said Get behind me Satan. Also the apostle said Resist the Devil & he will flee from you”(January 19, 1841).15
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Spirit is Substance and Social Organization, 1842-1843
Revelations continued. Joseph explained in March 1, 1842:“We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.”16
In a Times and Seasons editorial “Try the Spirits” April 1842, Joseph further explicated the nature of spirits and taught, against traditional understandings, that spirit is not immaterial, but material.17 How early Joseph held this view is not clear.
[T]he body is supposed to be organized matter, and the spirit by many is thought to be immaterial, without substance. With this latter statement we should beg leave to differ-and state that spirit is a substance; that it is material, but that it is more pure, elastic, and refined matter than the body;-that it existed before the body, can exist in the body, and will exist separate f

--cut for space and because its all SPAM to boot.
The only conclusion we can come to is you are a liar as you still have not posted a quote from LDS scripture that states we had Spirits that look like our Bodies do now.

Hey dumb dumb just wondering have you really thought this one through.

Did our Spirits look like us when we were 2 months old, 2 years old 20 years old or 45 years old or 98 years old.

Yeh you are a dumb dumb that is clear and not a Christian to boot.
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20506 Feb 21, 2013
Sambrotherofnephi wrote:
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Pretty much.
I think I have the right to say I'm a Christian.
I believe in God and I believe in Christ, he is my Savior, and his sacrifice is the only thing that is going to allow me to get into Heaven.
Yet some people are telling me that believing that is not enough to call yourself a Christian.
DEVIL worshipers can and do believe in Christ DEVIL worshipers believe in God DEVIL worshipers know he Jesus is there savior and his sacrifice is the only thing that gets them into heaven yet like a follower of LDS beliefs and Like those who put their faith in LDS Theology they are not going to heaven and they are not Christians.

So like the DEVIL worshiper no it is not a enough to get to heaven.

Because DEVIL worshipers believe the same thing you just posted and they don't have the right to be called Christians.

But even to complicate matters even worse for the LDS you don't even believe in the same Jesus as does a DEVIL Worshipper your Jesus your Christ he never existed the LDS Jesus is a lie, the LDS put their Faith in a non Biblical fictional Christ that does not come close to the Historical Jesus the Christ revealed in Gods word.

WHAT you think or I think does not Matter.
What the Bible declares is a Christian is what matters.

You can say you are a cow till the cows come home but you are not a cow.

A follower of Jesus the Christ and what he taught is what the Bible declares is a Christian you don't follow the Teachings of Jesus you follow the teachings of the LDS sect which contradict the teachings of Jesus in the Bible on so many major and minor issues that its like a rodent claiming its a Bird and it can't even fly.

If you are LDS you do not have the right to call your self a Christian the Bible says so not me.

Just READ it ONE GOD there are no others.
LDS Many Gods you can become GOD because GOD was once a man like us.

BUT GOD says in the Bible he is eternal, existed before ALL Creation and he GOD is unchanging.

You can't reconcile LDS teachings with what Jesus believed and taught.
PERIOD.

LDS want their cake and to eat it too.

Truth Matters

Father overtime

United States

#20508 Feb 21, 2013
I'm not sure these bible thumpers have the credentials to say what a Christian is and what a Christian isn't. Bunch of numbskulls.
and again

Morristown, TN

#20509 Feb 21, 2013
Gal. 1:6-9

Joseph Smith should have quoted those verses to the false angel Moroni. The word of god is indeed a 2 edged sword...if you know it well enough to use it properly
Father overtime

United States

#20510 Feb 21, 2013
and again wrote:
Gal. 1:6-9
Joseph Smith should have quoted those verses to the false angel Moroni. The word of god is indeed a 2 edged sword...if you know it well enough to use it properly
That message was for the people in Paul's time. Not a letter for you or me. Lrn2comprehend
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20511 Feb 21, 2013
Father overtime wrote:
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That message was for the people in Paul's time. Not a letter for you or me. Lrn2comprehend
well I really have laugh at you. YOU are the dumbest of the Dumb Dumbs

OK lets take your illogical to its dumb dumb end.

Ten commandments were for just the Jews of Moses's day so its OK to take your wife steal your car to transport her in and end your life on the way out to the garage because none of that message was for today.

Yep you are not the brightest bulb in the pack.
Father overtime

United States

#20512 Feb 21, 2013
concerned in Egypt wrote:
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well I really have laugh at you. YOU are the dumbest of the Dumb Dumbs
OK lets take your illogical to its dumb dumb end.
Ten commandments were for just the Jews of Moses's day so its OK to take your wife steal your car to transport her in and end your life on the way out to the garage because none of that message was for today.
Yep you are not the brightest bulb in the pack.
If you learn to comprehend what you are reading, exactly who did the writing, and who was he writing to? It wasn't to you or me. You must be 5 years old calling everybody dumb dumb. Just sayin.
concerned in Egypt

Aberdeen, UK

#20513 Feb 21, 2013
Father overtime wrote:
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If you learn to comprehend what you are reading, exactly who did the writing, and who was he writing to? It wasn't to you or me. You must be 5 years old calling everybody dumb dumb. Just sayin.
Actually I have and as I have demonstrated from scripture that I comprehend that you don't your claim is empty.

If you have not been paying attention I call those who engage me in name calling first dumb dumbs.

I figured from all your posts illogical and just name calling that this would be one of your 5 year old tricks to try. That you would say that someone must be a 5 year old for calling everybody a dumb dumb.

I don't call everybody dumb dumb that is just your DRAMA QUEEN coming out again and I call those dumb like yourself who open up the box first and then to see if there here to debate or just slander.

YOU failed the test big time.

So the Evidence something LDS here post very little of and you absolutely none.

Three posts to me from you in the last two days.

Trying to prove faith again? When will you dorks realize you can't prove anything. Proclaiming Truth without actual proof is a lie. I have faith of truth but don't proclaim that I know it's the truth. Bunch of liars on this board. Shameful.

Faith matters more than your supposed truth that you pretend to comprehend liar

I'm not sure these bible thumpers have the credentials to say what a Christian is and what a Christian isn't. Bunch of numbskulls.

So previous to calling you a dumb dumb you chose to call me LIAR, Bible Thumper and numbskull and now some how you pretend to be offended LOL ROFL.

So I call you what your are a HYPOCRITE. Just sayin. LOL

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