Friday, December 7, 2007

Does mormon fall under the more general umbrella of christianity? is it christianity?

With so many conflicting opinions it’s difficult to determine what the answer is, huh?
Well, the answer to your question is yes and no. Yes because we are Christians (believe in and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ). No because we do not fall under the “general umbrella of Christianity.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is unique because we believe the Lord’s original church, which HE established (with apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers… -Eph 4:11), fell into darkness and disarray, resulting in a general apostasy from the truth (and church) Christ himself established. The Lord restored his original Church and truth in our day.
Now this is a strong statement: The Church of Jesus Christ is not an “arm” (as someone commented) or appendage of modern Christianity, it is the Church that Jesus Christ himself organized in these Latter-Days.
I know that’s a lot to mull over (I’m a convert to the Church myself). If you want factual, from-the-source information, visit www.mormon.org.

Best Wishes,
Rusty

2 comments:

Meg said...

According to that theory, wouldn't the original church be the Catholic church? (not saying that it didn't fall under darkness and disarray)

Rusty Curtis said...

Hey Meg-

Technically, the "Catholic" church isn't the Church Christ established. In the fourth century there was a series of councils called together by Constantine. He wanted a unification of the churches and one set of doctrine and practices. Catholic means "universal." They sought for one "universal" church.

By this point, there were so many different beliefs and interpretations that even when the councils were convened, not everyone was in agreement.

The Lord refers to the general discord and spiritual confusion during that LONG period of time a "famine."

"11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a afamine of bread, nor a bthirst for water, but of hearing the cwords of the LORD:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall arun to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
-Amos 8:11-12

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