Mormonism is Christian
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My Rebuttal: The resolution clearly states, "Mormonism is Christian." I negate the resolution, which means that I do not believe that Mormons are Christians. My opponent is suppose to affirm which means he/she believes that Mormons are Christians. However, in the first round they say that "Mormonism is not Christianity," therefore they agree with me and negate the resolution. Clearly they are confused on the grounds of what they believe.
Now I offer my case:
Contention 1:According to the fifteenth president of the Mormon Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, the Jesus of the Book of Mormon and the Jesus of the Bible are not the same.
In LDS Church News Week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7, it states "In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints 'do not believe in the traditional Christ.' 'No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages.'" In Mormonism, they teach that Jesus is a product of sexual relations between God the Father and his goddess wife (McConkie, Bruce, Mormon Doctrine, p. 192, 321, 516, 589). Not only that, but they also believe that Jesus is the spirit brother of the devil, you and me (McConkie, p. 192, 589).
Contention 2: Mormonism teaches polytheism, while Christianity teaches monotheism
One of the truly dividing lines between Mormonism and Christianity is doctrine of the plurality of gods. In the Articles of Faith by James Talmage, p.35 it says that "The trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine dealings with man." However, in the Bible it states that "besides Me there is no God" (Isaiah 45:5). While often the concept of the trinity is misunderstood it does not teach a polytheistic belief system. It teaches monotheism.
If you ask the average ignorant person "are Mormons Christian?" they will say "yes." These people are sadly misinformed.
Mormanism is Christians because it is under the protestants who broke away from the Catholic Church in the 1800's. 135 million people beleive in it and they beleive in heaven, although they have many different beleifs, they do beleive in God and beleiving in these makes you a Christian.
If you research this you would find the same thing. My pastor taught me, that Mormanism was created in the 1800's during the Protestant Reformation. It started with 35 Morman's and then grew and got huge numbers. See, to be a Christian, you beleive in God and Heaven. There are many other parts that vary, but those are the main things that you have to have to be a Christian. So since they beleive in these things, they are technically a Christian!
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