Sunday, June 26, 2011

Is the Mormon christian church in Singapore a cult?

The Straits Times has run an article of the Mormon church in Singapore.

The Mormon church in Singapore recently held an open house to clear the air about their faith. Minister Teo Chee Hean was there for almost an hour to grace the occasion.

Their main aim is to tell mainstream christians (evangelicals, liberals, baptists, charasmatics, methodists, presbyterians, anglicans etc.) that they are NOT a cult.

I personally have heard MANY mainstream christians calling the Mormon church a cult. This is not only unkind but is also defaming the Mormon church.

To me, the Mormon church is not a cult.

It is just a different denomination under the huge umbrella of Christianity. There are thousands of denominations under Christianity with each denomination holding different beliefs on issues like baptism, person of jesus, tongues, healings, salvation, nature of resurrection and ascension, method of communion and more.

One of the main differences between the Mormon christians and other christians is that Mormon christians do not believe in the doctrine of trinity.

Mormon christians do not believe in the concept of trinity

Mormons believe that jesus was the son of god who came and died for the sins of mankind but stop at calling jesus a god.

But at the end of the day, a group of people having different beliefs from you does not automatically make it a cult. A cult is one which will lean towards the doctrine of mass suicide.

And the Mormon church is obviously not a cult. In fact, the Mormon church population in Singapore has increased so much that they have a new building now.