First of all let me clarify I have nothing against Mormons in general and they seem to be decent people who live by the tennants of their faith.
That said I would like to point out the glaring distinctions between the Mormon faith and Christianity.
And no Mormonism is not Chritianity.
Their "Jesus" and the Jesus from the gospels, the Jesus that I believe washed away the sins of man with his sacrifice are different people completely.
Although admittedly I am a little dark my beliefs are sincere.
The Mormons have been trying to mainstream their beliefs for some time by altering some of their fundamental principles and lately have kicked their campaign into high gear for obvious reasons.
Changing principles to appeal to a mainstream demographic flies in the face of the fundamental Christian principle that God is immutable.
Unchanging. Only mans interpretation is what changes as they for their own purpose redefine the original teachings of Christ.
I also believe as the Gospel tells me that man is not saved by works but by faith alone. Catholicism and Mormonism are big on works.
As if God has lowered a rope and its up to us to climb our way to Heaven through personal sacrifice.
Works in this context are in place for one reason. To further entrench believers into that particular faith. To captivate them and is the result of mans will, not Gods.
No we do not save the dead through Baptism nor do we Baptize the dead. Thats a Mormon tradition they dont like to mention.
Their temples are not for Christians but for select people who by works have proven themself worthy to enter.
I couldn't get 1 foot in the door of a Mormon Temple even though we are both "Christians".
No where in the new testament does it refer to Masonic ritualism and worshipping Masonic symbols. They are all over your typical Mormon temple.
More works as they struggle to become supperior, god like.
No Jesus is not my "brother" nor is Satan as the Mormons will tell you we are all Gods Children and that Satan and Jesus are brothers.
Not according to the Gospel. That being said obviously the Mormon religion does not believe in the Trinity.
There are numerous distinctions but just end on this. Romney wasn't my first choice and there is nothing, no ammount of Mormon commercials that can tie the truth to their cultish fundamentalism.