Kyle - posted on 07/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
A friend of mine asked me if I could give her a summary of differences in beliefs between Christians and Mormons but I do not know much about Mormons. I did a little bit of research on my own but I don't want to give her false information. Does anyone know what they believe. This is what I found so far and please feel free to correct me if I am wrong...
they believe there is 3 different heavens, Celestial (for good Mormons able to cease sinning in this lifetime, which by the way is impossible to do because everyone sins), Terrestrial (for good people who do not comply with all the teachings of Mormonism), ... See Moreand Telestial (for those... See More who have lived unclean earthly lives),
Mormonism teaches that you must also be baptized in water to be saved where we believe once you have repented from your sins and asked God for forgiveness and to come into your life you are saved and getting baptized is the first step to following what God asks us to do. Everyone should get baptized after getting saved.
Mormons believe God, son, and holy spirit are 3 separate beings where as we know they are all one being- God, Jesus(son) who is the physical human/earthly form of God, and Holy Spirit.
Mormons read from the Holy Bible but they also have a "Mormon Bible" called The Book of Mormons.
They believe in John Smith as a profit- he wrote the Book of Mormon and translated the Bible in his own version (i think).
They also believe in paligimy
I think they are the ones that believe when you die your spirit hangs around and it is up to your loved ones to "buy or work" your way into heaven by their doings here on earth.
Any new info or corrections would be helpful, Thank you