I had a pile of scriptures mistakenly texted to my phone last night. You know the ones–saved by grace ONLY and that kind of stuff. My phone has a Utah area code, so I knew that the mistaken message was targeted to some poor believer in the LDS faith.
However, when I pointed out the mistake, the sender snagged an opportunity to share his version of the gospel to another unsuspecting stranger: me. And so I decided to reblog a very old post.
This is for you, Trevor. And since you seem interested, would you look up the scriptures I sent back to you? You know, the ones about loving one another and “judge not” kind of stuff.
This article is just one of many I have encountered in my journey to understand why people think that Mormons are not Christians.
Despite the many untruths I see, such as “Historically, only until recently have Mormons wanted to be called Christians, preferring not to be included with Christian denominations” (see? untruth right from the VERY beginning), I DO know that there is no definition of what a Christian really is, anywhere in the Bible, Book of Mormon, or any other historical scripture that I am aware of. How can anyone argue that anyone is not a biblical Christian when there is no such classification anywhere in the bible?
Christian is not a title granted to us through the grace of Christ, it is a set of defining characteristics that we (God’s children) proclaimed upon ourselves. It is a way of being like Him, as we understand Him, which is why Latter Day Saints (originally nicknamed “Mormon” by their enemies) call themselves “saints”.