This is a common question. Many Christians think that the Latter-day Saint Church is simply another denomination, just like Southern Baptists or United Methodists. It is simply one branch of the Christian tree. This is not surprising. The LDS Church has spent a lot of money in the past several decades to promote this idea. They changed their logo to emphasize the words “Jesus Christ.” They promote the Book of Mormon as “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” They have TV ads and promotional materials that present Mormons as clean cut, family-oriented, conservative Christians. And their marketing campaign has worked. Many, if not most, people think that Mormons are Christians. Continue reading
Through the years quite a number of people writing about Mormonism have noted similarities between Islam and the LDS Church. As early as 1831 critics of Joseph Smith compared him to Muhammad. Smith himself was known to make the same comparison. In the midst of the so-called “Mormon War” of 1838 Joseph defied his enemies by declaring: “I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us — ‘Joseph Smith or the Sword!’ ”
In light of this, we have prepared a chart listing some of the similarities between Islam and Mormonism. We hope you will find this interesting and informative. Just click here to view the chart of Similarities Between Islam and LDS.
Question: “When I see some well known Mormon personalities on TV, or hear them on the radio, I wonder if they really understand what Mormonism is all about. Is it possible to be a Mormon, especially a convert, and not be informed as to the true teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?” (O. in Charlottesville, VA)
My Answer: This is a question that I am asked quite frequently. This especially comes up when a well known Mormon speaks of his belief in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, and testifies to what a difference there is in his life since coming to faith in Christ. It seems that these individuals might be true Christians. And if so, then obviously they cannot really understand Mormonism, which has a theology that is far removed from the Christian faith. Continue reading