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Old Apr 2, '12, 6:11 pm
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Would the LDS Church be considered Protestant?

How would you explain the Mormon Church when it comes to Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism?
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It is hard to consider Mormons any type of Christian. They believe in multiple gods, do not believe in the Trinity, and believe Jesus visited America after his Resurrection.
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They also have many other beliefs which contradict those of Christianity.
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Would the LDS Church be considered Protestant?

How would you explain the Mormon Church when it comes to Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism?
Something other.
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I think many protestants would not considers mormon's to be a denomination since they seem to have a fairly divergent view on Christ relative to that of most protestant's and evangelicals. From a Catholic perspective, however, I think we might consider mormanism to be a form of protestantism (in that they are "protesting" against the one true belief in Christ).
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The Community of Christ went from LDS to protestant! They're now on the National Council of Churches and are a good group of progressive Christians!
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Would the LDS Church be considered Protestant?

How would you explain the Mormon Church when it comes to Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism?
They are considered a cult because their doctrine is at odds with the traditional understanding of the Holy Trinity. Protestant denominations affirm the Trinity and can trace their roots to the 16th century reformation.
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The Community of Christ went from LDS to protestant! They're now on the National Council of Churches and are a good group of progressive Christians!
I would consider the CoC a cult as well. Although they have distanced themselves from the LDS church - they continue to hold that the Book of Mormon and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants are inspired scripture.
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CoC waffles a bit on the BoM:

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At the 2007 Community of Christ World Conference, President Stephen M. Veazey ruled on a resolution to "reaffirm the Book of Mormon as a divinely inspired record" out of order. In so doing he stated that "while the Church affirms the Book of Mormon as scripture, and makes it available for study and use in various languages, we do not attempt to mandate the degree of belief or use. This position is in keeping with our longstanding tradition that belief in the Book of Mormon is not to be used as a test of fellowship or membership in the church."
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They admit to problems with the BoM, and their affirmation of the Trinity is sufficient.
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I would consider the CoC a cult as well. Although they have distanced themselves from the LDS church - they continue to hold that the Book of Mormon and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants are inspired scripture.
Wow what a judgmental attitude; you know barely anything about them... They're a mainline protestant sect! I suppose I am in a heretical cult as well. The Church of England!
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Would the LDS Church be considered Protestant?

How would you explain the Mormon Church when it comes to Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Protestantism?
The LDS is classified as a non-Chistian group. The Catholic Church does not recognize LDS baptism as valid.
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Wow what a judgmental attitude; you know barely anything about them... They're a mainline protestant sect! I suppose I am in a heretical cult as well. The Church of England!
Are you thinking of the Church of Christ, mitex? That wasn't what stew was referring to. He was referring to the Community of Christ, a Mormon offshoot sect.
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The LDS is classified as a non-Chistian group. The Catholic Church does not recognize LDS baptism as valid.
Community of Christ has been affirmed by the National Council of Churches (a protestant organization) as a valid Christian denomination is affirmed as such by many mainline protestant denominations.

Their LDS origins (book of mormon etc) are so minimal and devolved that its not significant. Both books on on their way out.
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CoC waffles a bit on the BoM...
Hooray for progress.

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They admit to problems with the BoM, and their affirmation of the Trinity is sufficient.
Maybe. I'm not sure our protestant brethren would agree with you. As I noted earlier, they trace their roots to Joseph Smith - not Luther, Calvin, or Zwingli. And the fact that they regard the BoM and D&C as scripture seems to contradict a basic principle of Protestantism; namely, Sola Scriptura.
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Community of Christ has been affirmed by the National Council of Churches (a protestant organization) as a valid Christian denomination is affirmed as such by many mainline protestant denominations.

Their LDS origins (book of mormon etc) are so minimal and devolved that its not significant. Both books on on their way out.
Their recognition by the National Council of Churches is irrelevant to whether they are a Christian church. They accept the Book of Mormon as an inspired set of Scripture. Since the Book of Mormon denies Christian verity, they are not a Christian church.
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