Definition Clarification

LDS Leaders Define Their Concept of

By Sandra Tanner

"Often Mormons will say that they believe in the same Jesus as standard Christianity. However, their leaders’ definition is very different. The current president of the Mormon Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, made a very telling comment about Jesus Christ in a talk in Geneva, Switzerland, June 6, 1998. The Deseret News reported:

In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints "do not believe in the traditional Christ. No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. For the Christ of whom I speak has been revealed in this the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times.

He together with His Father, appeared to the boy Joseph smith in the year 1820, and when Joseph left the grove that day, he knew more of the nature of God than all the learned ministers of the gospel of the ages." (Deseret News, Church News section, Salt Lake City, Utah, week ending June 20, 1998, p. 7)" (Utah Lighthouse Ministry)

I hope this quote helps clear up the "Trinitarian Christ vs. Traditional Christ" thing.


Big Sky November 29, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

It looks like you have found a lot of others it is far easier to tear down the work of someone else. Even if it is the Lord's. Since you choose to leave. Leave and leave the Gospel of the Lord alone What if you are living the life of a modern Judas- there is a lot to learn in life and tearing down is easier than building up, but it is not better for society nor is it better for you.

Best wishes for your life.

handmaiden November 29, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

Welcome Big Sky,
Take some time to read the WHOLE blog. You'll find out that I didn't CHOOSE to leave. I was kicked out without any explanation. No warning, nothing.
I don't 'tear down', I expose the truth. That is where Jesus expects me to be; in the truth.
My love for Mormons is greater than you'll ever know.
You have no idea how hard it was for me to start exposing a theology that is not in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for the wishes. The same to you.

Weston Krogstadt December 4, 2008 at 9:22 AM  

Mormons rule, I love my church so much and thank God every day I am a member. Please visit my blog to deal with your hate:

Or email me,

handmaiden December 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

Hello Weston,
Did you not read what I said to Big Sky? I love Mormons. Always have, always will. As far as you thinking I'm a Mormon hater, please rethink your comment and realize that God IS love. Keep digging for the truth!
In Christ's LOVE,

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Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.