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The Mormon moment

Are Mormons Christian? The answer depends on what you mean by the term. By Bob Allen Nearly 200 years after religious zeal prompted a young convert named Joseph Smith to found a movement called the Latter-day Saints, the once-despised minority “cult” increasingly is going mainstream. With a Mormon running for president, a hit Broadway musical titled Book of Mormon and the now-rejected polygamy from the religious group’s past forming the plotline of the long-running HBO series Big Love, evidence abounds of what has been termed the “Mormon moment.”  For Baptists and other evangelicals trying to decide how to vote in the upcoming presidential election, it also has renewed discussion of whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christian. The answer is complicated. If by “Christian” one means an individual who has placed his faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ, Mormons would seem to qualify. “I believe in a Heavenly Father; I believe in his Son Jesus Christ; I believe in the Holy Ghost,” GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has described his Mormon faith. For 99 percent of the world’s Christians, however, that Trinitarian formula refers to one God who exists as three distinct persons all described in the Bible. Mormonism holds a different view of the nature of God, has its own scriptures and is built on a presumption that revelation did not cease with...

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