There are so many david hoffmeister and forth between the Mormons and Christians as to really what it comes down to is what is true Christianity and who can be classed as Christians. The anti-Mormons will argue that just because the Mormons believe in Jesus does not make them a Christian because even the demons believe in Jesus. The argument will retort right back by the Mormons again that the believe what Christianity is among Christians is that it again does not refer to the same type of Christianity that took place in the New Testament.
The argument by the Mormons is that there is nothing to say that Christians must believe in other writings such as the creeds or the Martin Luther writings. Bottom line comes down to a Christian is an individual that believes in worshiping Christ. Their argument about the demons knowing about Christ they accept but they also will point out that the demons do not call or worship or seek Christ in any way so it comes down to really being there are no standards.
The Mormons will direct a anti-Mormon to look up the word Christian in any of the interpretations of the Bible and that all three of these major books will support the Christianity of Mormonism. More so than any of the other religions will support that they have prophets among them whereas the Mormons are very strong on this point. The Mormons feel that they are not as critical about other religions as what Christians are towards theirs.
The problem with this is though will the Mormon church accept those that do not follow their doctrine exactly as being a Mormon.
How can you call yourself Christians when you don’t worship the Jesus of the bible?
There have been many quotes and arguments from individuals that have been hard on the Mormon religion and for their own reasons have dropped out of this society. Some of their arguments have been based on the fact that the Mormons believe that Jesus Christ was a created being, that he was the spirit brother Lucifer, and that Jesus was a God in himself being a separate being.
They will further go on to argue that the Mormons believe that Jesus earned his salvation and that God himself makes no demand for salvation. The belief is that Jesus was a flesh and blood born child. Many of these comments will come from individuals that have put great study into the doctrine and many of them purport that they did so with an open mind. Naturally there are many arguments put forth by the Mormons in retort to this type of argument. And no one would take away from the fact that they have the right to defend what they believe in.
For every argument that is put forth that there will be a great debate into the interpretation ofvarious scriptures within the holy Bible. It is hard to understand whether the Mormons will say that they have read the entire Bible and it is quite evident that they are only open to pieces of the Bible that they will rely on. This can be somewhat frustrating because it is like saying that they will promote the Scripture if it supports their belief but if it goes against what they believe then they feel that this is a man made part or misinterpreted part of the Bible. In fact it is often said that the arguments that are put forth in respect to going against Mormonism is an unchristian act in itself. There are references made to the fact that some religions practice communion and some Christians accuse them of being pagan or even committing an act of cannibalism