Bamboozled by the "CES Letter"

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I find it most interesting that the modern criteria for "orthodox Christianity" used to exclude Latter-day Saints would also exclude the original Christians. I’ll give you a hint: They don’t go to church on Sundays. They formed several small congregations and communities advocating the necessity of polygamy and other doctrinal differences with the LDS Church. It is appropriate to call Christ the Everlasting Father, not only because of His unity with God but because of His role as Creator, as described in Heb. 1:1-3 and Col. 1:15-18, and as Author of our salvation.
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Endowed from on High: Understanding the Symbols of the

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However, traditional Christianity regards Mormonism as a departure from Christianity, or a corruption of it. The LDS, meanwhile, has been fighting a Public Relations battle by trying to teach the media the differences between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and such offshoots as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS). Creed, is simply of the following import While the Socinian professes to believe the Bible, and to understand it as teaching the mere humanity of Christ while the Arian professes to receive the same Bible, and to find in it the Saviour represented as the most exalted of all creatures, but still a creature while the Pelaqian and SemiPelagian make a similar profession of their general belief in the Scriptures, and interpret them as teaching a doctrine, far more favourable to human nature and far less honourable to the grace of God, than they appear to me really to teach; I beg the privilege of declaring, for myself, that while 1 believe with all my heart that the Bible is the word of God, the only perfect rule of faith and manners, and the only ultimate test in all controversiesit plainly teaches, as I read and believe the deplorable and total depravity of human naturethe essential divinity of the Savioura Trinity of persons in the Godheadjustification by the imputed righteousness of Christand regeneration and sanctification by the Holy Spirit, as indispensable to prepare the soul for heaven.
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A new witness for Christ in America: The Book of Mormon;

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What this means is that until God destroys heaven and Earth, there will be denominations, false cults, false teachers, etc. Barton has claimed that Beck is a Christian who identifies as a Mormon out of loyalty. However, if one does take into consideration the different types of religiosity, then intrinsic and quest oriented individuals tend to see mental health benefits from their religious involvement.
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Inviting Him In

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The Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea (787) finally pronounced in favor of icons. [148] In the early 10th century, Western Christian monasticism was further rejuvenated through the leadership of the great Benedictine monastery of Cluny. [149] Hebraism, like Hellenism, has been an all-important factor in the development of Western Civilization; Judaism, as the precursor of Christianity, has indirectly had had much to do with shaping the ideals and morality of western nations since the Christian era. [18] In the west, from the 11th century onward, older cathedral schools developed into universities (see University of Oxford, University of Paris, and University of Bologna .) The traditional medieval universities —evolved from Catholic and Protestant church schools—then established specialized academic structures for properly educating greater numbers of students as professionals.
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Deliverance from Depression: Finding Hope and Healing

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The "Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International" is a network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries which seeks by means of the full gospel of Jesus Christ to reconcile all repentant people to God without regard to race, gender, political persuasion, economic or educational status, sexual orientation, nationality, religious affiliation, or any other thing that divides. Eastern Orthodoxy remains strongest in Eastern Europe and in Russia, though it is also found in many other parts of the world. c.
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Unearthed

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Mormonism originated in the 1820s in western New York during a period of religious excitement known as the Second Great Awakening. [5] Founded by Joseph Smith, the faith drew its first converts while Smith was dictating the text of the Book of Mormon from golden plates he said he found buried after being directed to their location by an angel. As such, creeds tend to be born from the doctrinal disputations of the times in which they originate: which reinforces the importance of creeds in historical Christianity.
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Beholding the Tree of Life: A Rabbinic Approach to the Book

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All Catholics (and exclusively Catholics)  recognize the infallibility of the Pope on certain matters and the  Pope's rule over Christendom.    Protestantism incorporates a wide variety of different movements  and in certain cases, different sects in its umbrella. The median age of senior or solo black pastors was 53. Therefore, it is inexcusable and unlawful. The "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" was organized on 6 April, 1830, at Fayette, Seneca County, New York; Joseph Smith was accepted as first elder, and prophet, seer, and revelator.
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And Now You Know

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At other times the older orans posture may be used, with palms up and elbows in. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. He is higher than the angels, but inferior to God. Journal of Discourses, vol. 14, p. 216 (1871) • Brigham Young - "I have had many revelations; I have seen and heard for myself, and know these things are true, and nobody on earth can disprove them. ... The very word divinity has only a functional, not a substantial content, because the divinity originates when the three gods decided to unite and form the divinity to bring about human salvation (Encyclopaedia of Mormonism [EM], New York: Macmillan, 1992, cf.
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About the Book of Mormon: A compilation of studies made in

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Indeed, it is often difficult to tell whether the Mormon writers who use this strategy actually believe that the Bible is contradictory (and therefore that Mormon writings are too?), or whether they are claiming that neither the Book of Mormon nor the Bible is contradictory, though both seem to be. But these communities have yet to acquire sufficiently unique national identities to be considered divergent "branches." Mormon doctrine and organization also reflected broader and often contradictory social conditions.
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Savior of the World

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This fact is not dispositive, since many other churches that are surely Chritian [Catholic, Souther Baptist, etc] are also not members, and the NCC membership encompasses only a quarter of the 160 millions Americans who profess church membership. To help perpetuate the lie that Beck is a Christian, he has bought off high profile Christians like David Barton, Pastor John Hagee, TBN, and others who are more than willing to sell out the faith to stand next to Beck for whatever exposure and monetary gain they can achieve.
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