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These too are other elements that exist in the Mormon Church and come from powerful belief in God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and modern-day day revelation provided to their prophets, just like in bible instances. Even although you may not share the exact same beliefs that Mormons do, or comprehend their culture, substantially of what they do and who they are come from deep roots of faith and a robust belief in their church.
Increasing up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church), I spent a lot of time defending my religion against questions and attacks from pals, household members, and acquaintances of mine in several Christian denominations. Most of these people don't agree on a lot of of the crucial aspects of their respective belief techniques, but they were united in their belief that the teachings of the LDS Church were not Christian. I typically wondered why my belief program was singled out by so a lot of Christians as getting unacceptable and out of the mainstream. More than the years, which have integrated serving a two-year mission for the Church, receiving temple ordinances, and raising a young household actively in the Church, I've come to fully grasp that, ironically adequate, The Church of Jesus Christ is certainly exceptional when regarded as in the context of twenty-1st century Christianity.
A recent web search for topics related to Mormonism brought me to a internet web-site for an organization known as Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM). I saw that they had a page on their website entitle "Mormon words do not imply the same thing." I took a number of minutes to see how my church's words "don't mean the identical factor." The page is created up mostly of the a table with two columns, one representing the LDS Church's teachings and the other alleging a biblical contrast. Here's an example:
ADAMLDS - Father of physical mankind. Adam is also known as Michael the archangel, the ancient of days, (D&C 116).Bible - the very first designed man by whom all of humanity descends. He was not Michael the archangel.
My initially thought on studying this entry was, "In which does the Bible state that Adam is not Michael the archangel." Conveniently, this author left off a reference for that. Through the teachings of living prophets members of the LDS Church have a incredibly clear understanding of Adam's pre-mortal function as Michael in the creation of this earth.
This illustration of a person attempting in vain to discredit Mormonism illustrates my understanding of the Protestant point of view on what we look at to be the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let me clarify. Suppose you have been in an art museum, and you observed a painting hung on the wall in the next room. Built on centuries of guesswork mingled with scripture right after the original Church of Jesus Christ was swept from the earth by apostasy, Protestant Christianity has bred 1000's of diverse congregations believing all manner of doctrines, several of which are diametrically inconsistent and conflicting.
For those Christians who are wasting time ridiculing what we see as members of The Church of Jesus Christ, we invite you to take a number of actions closer.
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