Why Protestants Agree With Mormons? Oh, Yeah?

By:Kelly Bingham
December 7, 2007

*Quite the title isn't it? Anyway, lets continue.....

"At first glance it appears Protestant theology and Latter-day Saint theology has nothing in common. However, there are several beliefs shared by both the LDS Church and Protestant denominations. Latter-Day Saints and Protestants believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. That He created the Earth and was the God of the Old Testament. Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a perfect and sinless life during His mortal ministry. Both believe that Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice and suffered horribly to atone for our sins. He died on the cross and was resurrected the third day, freeing us all from the bonds of death. Mormons and Protestants also both believe in morality and the sanctity of marriage and family.
There are some LDS beliefs that some Protestants politely disagree with like salvation through both grace and works. Then there are those Mormon doctrines that really get under Protestant's skin and drive them berserk Ironically, they believe in some of these same beliefs but didn't know it because they hadn't looked at them from a different perspective. Here are some examples." (Kelly Bingham, www.moroni10.com, December 7, 2007)

For right now I'm going to leave the examples out. They will be covered separately in their own post. There are eight examples all together. I need to clarify the statements made above then move onto the examples.
*Yes Protestants believe that Jesus is the Son of God, however, the LDS believe that Jesus is not the ONLY son of God, just the first. (At least the only one that got to be called a God before he had a body.)
*LDS believe that Jesus is the God of this earth only. Jesus is not to go off and make spirit children to inhabit other worlds, while all of His spirit brothers and sisters can.
*LDS believe God the Father came down and had physical sex with Mary (because the LDS believe that God the Father can take a wife at His discretion, and there is no other way for a baby to be conceived. You see, the LDS still believe in Polygamy, it will be practiced in heaven. Sorry women, there is just too many of you.), thus only making her a virgin up to that point.
*LDS believe that Jesus did the suffering in the garden of Gethsemane not on the cross, and Jesus only atoned for Adam's sins, not all the sins we've committed (plus our sinful nature, we all have it, we're born with it, can't change that fact, it's due to Adam and Eve.), plus they believe that there are a few sins that Jesus cannot atone for, your own blood must be spilt.
*LDS believe that we are freed from death, it is the only thing Christ did by His resurrection.
*LDS believe that you cannot get into the highest glory of heaven if you do not observe their moral codes at all times, whatever the prophet deems them to be.
*LDS believe that you cannot get into the highest glory without being married or without having children. Without them, you would be only worthy of lesser glories.
*LDS believe that works gets you into heaven, not grace.

The introduction in this essay is not correct when it states, "Protestants believe the same as LDS."


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

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.