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    Answers to Common Questions: Are you really Christians or more like a cult?

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    Are you really Christians or more like a cult?

    We are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ. When people say that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not Christians, it’s often based on a certain faulty logic: in their minds, since they’re Christians and some of our teachings are so different from theirs, Mormons can’t possibly be Christians. For instance, they object to our belief that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are separate beings. Some might even say we’re a cult, but that’s often just meant to label us and scare other people away. What really matters is this: we believe in Jesus Christ; He is our Lord and Savior who suffered, died, and rose again to overcome sin and death for us; and we follow His example and teachings. These are the common, core beliefs of all Christians, so yes, we are Christians.

    Responses are intended for help and perspective, not as official pronouncements of Church doctrine.

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    This article originally appeared in the March 2015 New Era.

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