There’s been quite the hullabaloo about Mormonism in the news media lately. As I’ve observed this discussion (brought into the fore due to being the religion of certain political candidates), I’ve noticed two things.
#1 – There is a concentrated effort to advertise Mormonism as “Christian”
#2 – The level of knowledge and understanding among the general public, including Christians, regarding what Mormonism actually teaches and believes can only be described as anemic
That said, since this has become a big issue in the public square, we owe it to ourselves to be well-informed. We Christians are called out to be a discerning people. But that leads me to a 3rd observation.
#3 – A huge swath of Christians don’t give a rip about discernment
Our culture has trained us to swallow information uncritically. We have been conditioned to accept the judgements of the general public, or of X, Y, or Z leader/speaker/entertainer without doing our own spadework and digging into the issues beneath the absolute surface level we are presented on TV.
Brothers and sisters, God calls us to distinguish light from darkness – how will we do this if we shut our eyes?
God calls us to discern truth from lies – how will we accomplish this if we stop our ears?
Now to the question: is Mormonism Christian? James White has the facts.