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Actually, Latter-day Saints believe in God the Eternal Father as the "only true God." (John 17:3) And, that Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are divine and are one in perfect unity and authority with the Father. Jesus received His authority from the Father. (John 5:26-27) Jesus is the only begotten son of God the Father. (1 John 4:9) All of us are children of the Father including Jesus and therefore Jesus is our brother. After His resurrection Jesus said to Mary:
"Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God. (John 20: 16-17)
It is easy to mock someone else's religion, but not always as easy to know the difference between faith and foolishness:
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Cor. 2:14)
Jesus is one person of the Trinity. He is God as John 10:30 states "The Father and I are One." This is the belief of Christianity, Catholic and Protestant alike. God the Father of Mormonism had sex with Mary giving birth to Jesus in human form. This is bizarre. Show me this in the bible or anywhere in church history. The Catholic church has apostolic succession to St. Peter. The Mormon church has succession back to Joseph Smith and no where can the Mormon church show where the great apostasy took place in the early church. Take a look at the fruits of each church. The Catholic church is feeding and helping the poor around the world and does great works through its hospitals. The Mormon church builds shopping malls in Salt Lake City.
To discern what is faith and foolishness, I suggest that you do what Joseph Smith did. Put a rock in a bag, then put your head in the bag and "feel" whether this teaching is foolish or not. Meditate on what is truth. Someone coming along 1800+ years after Jesus who proclaims he is a prophet (let alone your current President is a prophet) or a church that has unbroken apostolic succession since St. Peter. At a minimum, to the subject of this post, as you are doing so, try to think why Evangelicals can not get too enthused about Mitt.
I am serious about the above. But if, you chose not to do so, I would encourage you to read and post questions of ex-Mormons on catholic.com. There are old posts that you can read and restart or you can post new ones. They and others can dive into the proof points that you may want and need. YOU are my brother in Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior. I and others on this website pray for you. If you live near SLC, go and visit the Cathedral of the Madeleine. You'll find it down the street from the temple. It's open during the day and you can feel God's presence inside.