Come on. Does anyone really think the Mormon’s are this messed up. Jesus is the Christ, and has been and always will be. This is a good description of what we really believe.
Twice in the last week I have seen the same comment made by ministers of other faiths who are trying to highlight the differences between Mormons and Christians. According to them, Mormons believe that Jesus was “just a man” who “earned” his position of Christ through his good works. According to both of these “experts,” Mormons thus contradict traditional Christian doctrine that Jesus always has been the Christ. I’ll admit to spending a fair amount of time scratching my head trying to figure out how anyone came to believe that this accurately reflects Mormon doctrine.
It’s really a mash-up of misconceptions about several Mormon teachings, including those about the nature of God, the mission of Christ, and the origins and destiny of man.
Let’s start this from the broadest of perspectives. Mormons believe that everything is eternal, including us. The LDS Church teaches that all of us have existed…
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