Before moving on, some have brought up the concern of Mormons worshipping a “different Jesus,” thus suggesting that it does not matter how much we appeal to the name Jesus Christ if it is the wrong Jesus anyway. In my afore mentioned manuscript, I spend over 20 pages responding to this argument, including a table showing the characteristics of Jesus listed in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and “The Living Christ,” showing that they are indeed the same Jesus. Perhaps one day my arguments in that regard will see the light of day, but for now, I’m only interested in making my case for Mormons as Christians, not refuting the case against it. That has been done before, and I’m quite content to direct readers to the previous efforts of others.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sometime ago, I was working on a comprehensive response to the accusation that Mormons are not Christians. It is currently 190 pages in length, and is probably about 55-65 percent complete. Though I still tinker around with it from time-to-time, my interest have generally moved on, and so I don’t know if the rest will ever be written. Though most of it deals with responding to anti-Mormon arguments, one portion, about 30 pages long, elucidates five reasons I think strongly suggest that Mormons are Christians. Given the recent controversy, brought on by Rev. Jeffress, I thought now would be a good time to draw on some of that content. So, I thought I would do a five part series explaining those reasons. Despite breaking it up into five parts, my arguments have still been considerably condensed.