The Community of Christ, also known as the “Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”, is a sect of Mormonism that separated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1860. They number about 250,000 members and share many doctrines and beliefs in common with the mainline LDS movement such as accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet, believing the Book of Mormon to be scripture, belief that Jesus came to America, belief in the restoration of the Church, belief in the Mormon priesthood etc. However, the one thing that causes them to stand out the most from any other Mormon sect including the mainline LDS Church is their belief in the doctrine of the Trinity. They accept the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity as fully defined by the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. A quote from their website states:
"We believe in one living God who meets us in the testimony of Israel, is revealed in Jesus Christ, and moves through all creation as the Holy Spirit. We affirm the Trinity—God who is a community of three persons. All things that exist owe their being to God: mystery beyond understanding and love beyond imagination. This God alone is worthy of our worship."
Wikipedia also states:
"Community of Christ generally accepts the doctrine of the Trinity and other commonly held Christian beliefs. The concept of Zion as both a present reality of Christian living and as a hoped for community of the future is a rather strongly held belief in the Community of Christ and it ties closely to the peace and justice emphasis of the denomination. The movement also differs from most other Christian faiths in its belief in prophetic leadership, in the Book of Mormon, and in an open canon of scripture recorded in its version of the Doctrine and Covenants, which is regularly appended."
This calls into question on whether or not we can consider them Christians. Like all Mormon groups they baptize in the name of the Trinity. However, Mormon baptism is not consider valid by the Church because of how Mormons generally view the Trinity. Therefore, Mormons are not Christians. But the Community of Christ accept the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity. So, is this one “Mormon sect” the only group of Mormons that are actually Christians?