I would really like to see Christians stop thinking of Christianity as a religion.
It's a convenient term that the world uses, so when talking on a thread like this, it's just easier. But I see your point. Religion is about man's attempt to reach "god", whereas Christianity is God's success in reaching man.
Eyeroll, perhaps DH needs to learn what the Mormons actually believe in before he gets all snarky.
Yes, they believe in the three parts, but they do not believe that Jesus IS God, as he claimed to be. They believe that he is the LITERAL son of God, after God came down in person to have actual sex with Mary.
No they are not. They do not believe that Christ is who he said he was, nor do the follow his teachings. They believe in a different Christ, a Christ who FAILED in his mission, quite frankly, hence the need for Joseph Smith.
That is not Christ as taught by the gospel. That's a different gospel, which the New Testament warns against, given in the same manner that the New Testament warns against.
They also believe in polytheism. That our God was a man on another planet, and that by following the god of his planet, he got to be the god of this one! And he and his wife have lots of sex, and make little spirit children, the first of which was Jesus, then Satan, then, I believe, all of us.
They also believe that we can become gods and goddesses of our own planets on day, and make our own spirit children.
They do not believe in salvation the same way that the Bible teaches.
They do not believe in the same God that the Bible teaches.
They believe that where the Bible and the Book of Mormon or Pearl of Great Price contradict, the Bible is wrong.
They don't believe in the same Christ as the Bible teaches.
So I answer emphatically, they are NOT Christians. I don't say this to be cruel, I'm just laying it out.
I see. You must have watched "The God Makers" and bought it hook, line and sinker. There might be a grain of truth in some of your claims, if you really distort the definitions of some of your words, and look at them through one of those carnival wavy mirrors. You must believe everything anyone ever tells you, right? I mean, if another "Christian" tells you something, it must be the absolute truth, right?