On Beliefnet.com, Al Mohler and Orson Scott Card are debating whether Mormans are Christians. This is an intriguing written debate for people who do not know the difference between a Mormon and a Christian. Al Mohler is the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Orson Scott Card is a well-known LDS author.
Here is a little peek at the discussion so far:
In any event, the question was framed theologically, and it was framed by Beliefnet in terms of “traditional Christian orthodoxy.” With the question structured that way, the answer is clear and unassailable – Mormonism is not Christianity. When the question is framed this way, Mr. Card and I actually agree, as his essay makes clear.
In his words, “I am also happy to agree with him that when one compares our understanding of the nature of God and Christ, we categorically disagree with almost every statement in the “historic creeds and doctrinal affirmations” he refers to.”
Stay tuned for more to come…