Are Mormons Jewish?

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No, Mormons are not Jews, and according to some Mormons, they are not Christians either.

The Times has an op-ed by David V. Mason, “I’m a Mormon, Not a Christian,” that proffers:

I want to be on record about this. I’m about as genuine a Mormon as you’ll find — a templegoer with a Utah pedigree and an administrative position in a congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also emphatically not a Christian.

For the curious, the dispute can be reduced to Jesus. Mormons assert that because they believe Jesus is divine, they are Christians by default. Christians respond that because Mormons don’t believe — in accordance with the Nicene Creed promulgated in the fourth century — that Jesus is also the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Jesus that Mormons have in mind is someone else altogether. The Mormon reaction is incredulity. The Christian retort is exasperation. Rinse and repeat.

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  • Mariel

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    The presenter has Jewish blood, attended various “Christian” churches, and the Catholic
    Church, and later joined the Mormon Church.  If you don’t take things out of context to try
    to disprove the lesson and instead listen with an open mind, (and wait for the whole
    presentation),  you might just find these lessons most uplifting, entertaining and educational.