Difference Between Mormons And Christians

Mormons and Christians both believe in Jesus Christ. Though Mormons consider themselves to be Christians, they are not considered so by the Protestant and Catholic Christians. Both the Mormons and Christians share many things in common but there are also many differences between the two groups.

Mormons, as a religious group, were formed by Joseph Smith, who is regarded to have restored the church. It was in the 1820s that Mormonism developed. Official name of the Mormon church is ” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”.

Regarding the differences between Mormons and Christians, the former sect believes in the Book of Mormon, otherwise known as the Mormon bible as well as the Holy Bible; The Pearl of great Price, and Covenants and Doctrines. Christians believe in the Holy Bible.

Regarding their belief in God, the Mormons believe in a heavenly father who has a physical body. On the other hand, Christians believe in Trinitarian God, who has no physical body. For the Christians, they have one god, the Trinity with Jesus as Messiah. Christians also believe in salvation. Mormons do not believe in the Trinity or one God. But they have three Gods - The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. All the three are distinct from each other in all ways.

For the Christians, Jesus is believed to have been born to the Virgin Mary, whereas Mormons believe that Jesus had a natural birth and was born of a Heavenly Father and of Mary.

In terms of Sin, the Mormons believe that all men are accountable for their own sins and all mankind will be resurrected and saved at the last day. For Christians, sin is horrific as it dishonours God. They believe that sin is treason against God and the Holy Spirit.

When compared to Christians, the Mormons lead a disciplined life. The Mormons are against the use of alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and other addictive substances.

Summary

1.Mormons as a religious group were formed by Joseph Smith, who is regarded to have restored the church. It was in 1820s that Mormonism was founded.

2.Mormons believes in the Book of Mormon or the Mormon bible, they also have The Pearl of great Price and Covenants and Doctrines. Christians believe in the Holy Bible.

3.For Christians, Jesus is believed to have been born to the Virgin Mary, whereas Mormons believe that Jesus had a natural birth.

4.The Mormons believe in a heavenly father, who has a physical body. On the other hand, Christians believe in a Trinitarian God, who has no physical body.

5.For Christians, there is one God – the Trinity, with Jesus as messiah. Mormons do not believe in the Trinity or one God, instead they have three Gods - the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

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Yes Momrons believe in a man named Jesus, but that man is in no way the one that Christians believe in.  For Mormons to claim to be "Christian" would be like a Russian claiming to be an American because they have a Statue of Liberty in their home.

Visit the site and see for yourself, you will be shocked at the differences and maybe even distrubed by the fact that Mormons openly lie about what and who they believe in when comparing it to Christians.

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ScottShaw ScottShaw
31-35, M
3 Responses May 10, 2012

Here's the deal. No one has the right to define another's religion. That is what a bully is. If Mormon say they are Christians, They are. If Protestants don't like it. Go hate somebody else.

um you are confused...we ARE indeed Christian... we just alter the beliefs a bit...and at least the church i know does not call the book of mormon the mormon bible. Please stop saying things like this because we ARE CHRISTIANS! i mean seriously we just have some extra things. Stop making assumptions...really....learn the facts...or even better, go to a REAL MORMON CHURCH!

To be a Christian means to follow Christ and his teachings. I can tell you that I most certainly am a Christian, although the world calls me a Mormon. All those extra bits and pieces about "Christianity" and being a Christian concocted in the Nicene Creed were made by men, not God, not Christ. A true Christian knows what they are and they most certainly do not need the world to tell them they are or are not.