A serious question to Christians about the Mormon faith

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    Do you consider Mormons to be Christians? How do you define a Christian.

    Im asking because, I recently talked with a friend of mine, who is Mormon about his faith and while he calls himself a Christian, he didnt fit MY personal definition of a Christian, which is someone who believes Christ is our lord and savior. I would say, to me, he is as Christian as Christians are Jewish.

    Please note, Im honestly curious and not looking for a flame fest of the Mormon faith.
     
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    It would technically be called a heresy.
     
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    How did he explain it and what is your definition?
     
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    Ive always defined Christians as those that believe that Christ was God. I actually looked up the word Christian in the dictionary after speaking to my friend, which is anyone who follows the teaching of Christ.

    Well, he explained that Mormons believe Christ was the son of God, not God. However he also said that they believe that we are all sons and daughters of God but that Christ was .... more evolved then the rest of us, and that we all strive to be as evolved as Christ (its VERY VERY hard, but not considered impossible to do).
     
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    Mormons fail to meet the basic tenant of Christianity. That Jesus and God are one and the same. In fact the Mormons are a little like muslims in recognizing Jesus as a prophet but not the grand cahuna.

    True, the Mormons believe in the resurrection but there is no distinction there between the resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection that all (of the mormon faith) shall receive.

    Both you and Jesus get your own planet.
     
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    I tend to let God decide. It's not my business... nor is it yours. It is between them and God.
     
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    You should stop speaking for God. It's a problem for a lot of Christians. They assume God agrees with them... arrogance.
     
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    So he claims to follow the teachings of Christ, according to the definition, he is a Christian. Now, according to the teachings of Christ, very tough to find a real religion that follows Christ.
     
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    "...very tough to find a real religion that follows Christ."

    Impossible to find a politician who does.
     
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    I would say ..its not so much "he claims" as more of a "all Mormons consider themselves Christian" although, tbh, he really didnt know anything about other Christian religions.

    I was just, I guess surprised that the definition of Christian doesnt include believing Christ was God.
     

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