Thou Shalt Not Call Mormonism a Cult



In recent days a lot has been said and written about a Prominent Pastor Calling Romney’s Church a Cult.
First: It’s true. Mormonism is a cult. It is “a particular form of worship”. Joseph Smith did not find what he was looking for: “none of the churches on the earth had the fullness of truth.” That is how this new religious practice got started.
Second: Christianity is a cult. Christianity is nothing but a Jewish sect. Peter wanted to make sure they stayed within Judaism and do not become a split-off cult. He was turned around by a vision. The Council of Jerusalem established this Jewish sect as its own cult. From here on out the Jewish Jesus cult also reached out to Gentiles.
Third: It totally does not matter whether you want to call Mormons Christians or not: The term Christian started out as a swear word that was first applied to this particular Jewish sect in Antioch.
Fourth: Robert Jeffress who pastors the 10000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, was wrong when he stated that Mr. Romney “is not a Christian”. Not allowing Mormons to call themselves Christians is just another form of persecution that they have endured throughout their short history. The persecution theme is important in the way Mormons think of themselves. Sometimes church leaders tend to be like Jesus’ first disciples.
Mark 9:38-41: John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.”
Jesus strongly suggests everybody be allowed to include themselves into his ministry: This includes persons of every age, gender, race, national origin, faith background, marital status, family structure, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, and educational background. Yes, Mormons, too!


3 responses to “Thou Shalt Not Call Mormonism a Cult”

  1. Jesus didn’t use Search Engine Optimization to promote his faith.

  2. […] That is a very revealing definition because it is full of -isms. An -ism is usually an ideology that is based on, well ideas. The God of Evangelical Theology is not an idea: In this sense I call myself evangelical and totally reject any of these -isms. I take evangelical literally to be derived from euangelion, meaning “related to the Gospel”. Whoever calls themselves Christian relates to the Gospel in one way or another. If Burk & Co want to claim authority over labels they might as well beat that dead horse from precisely one year ago again and forbid Mormons from calling themselves Christians. […]

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