Digital Guide: Are Mormons Christian?
Comparing the Differences Between Mormonism & Biblical Christianity
What does Christianity teach about God?
Christianity teaches there is only one God, the three in one (triune) God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I and the Father are one.
Furthermore, God’s power is unlimited; he is beyond human understanding. He is omnipresent, and he created the universe from nothing. God is unchanging, without beginning or end.
What does Mormonism teach about God?
In Mormonism there is only one God of this world, but there are countless other gods of different worlds or universes. Mormons often refer to the God of this world as Heavenly Father, but believe Jesus and the Holy Ghost are also gods. Mormons believe three separate gods make up one godhead.
Mormonism teaches that God’s power is limited by his human characteristics. In other words, he’s not omnipresent, he did not create the universe from nothing. In fact, the LDS church teaches that God was once a man like us who worked his way to godhood.
These teachings often translate into a cold, distant relationship with Heavenly Father for individual Mormons. For many, he is far away, judging their worthiness, not the gracious, loving father who lavishes love on his children.
Why would I want to live with someone who is always sizing up my worth? It's too much pressure!
There is one, all-powerful, triune God who created the universe from nothing.
God was once a man who worked his way to godhood. Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost are three separate gods who make up one godhead.