Mormons are Christians
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The definition of "Christian" is very simple and straight forward. According to Merriam-Webster, it is,
"The religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ".
This definition clearly includes Mormons, so I will allow my opponent to submit an alternative definition, which we will debate.
The rules are that the first round for arguments and definitions, and that the second round is for rebuttals. It's very easy, and shouldn't take long. As far as conduct, just keep it clean and straightforward. I'm only here to answer one question, not decide if Mormons or another religion is better.
I wish whomever accepts the best of luck.
"I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen."
Mormons do not believe in the Holy Trinity. Therefore if they do consider themselves Christians, they are obviously heretics. Joseph Smith and his family were known swindlers, so it isn't surprising that he made up the entire religion in his head. A lot of the verses in the Book of Mormon are directly quoted from the KJV Bible.
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