Jonathan Dodson, Resurgence blog, references a book, "God Is Not One," by Stephen Prothero.
The basis of the book is good - but if we are going to compare religions that don't look very much like Christianity, I believe it is even more important to look at religions that DO look very much like Christianity.
On Page 12 of his book, Prothero writes:
And so it goes with all the world's religions. Christians align themselves with Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, and fast-growing Mormonism may well be emerging as Christianity's fourth way.
This is a problem. Roman Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Protestantism have a few things in common, that Mormonism does not share.
- The Trinity
- Christ as eternally existent, not a created being
- the mortality of man (we do not become gods, with our own planets
- God the Father as eternally existent, not a created being
- salvation by grace (compared to "we are saved by grace AFTER ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE."
Mormonism is not Christianity. To blur that line, to put the gospel on that line...believing in a 'different Jesus' - Mormonism's Jesus - could have eternal consequences.
via a post at The Resurgence.