Are Mormons Christian?

Via Triablogue:

Joseph Smith, Jr. (1843 photograph)“We have no desire to become a part of mainstream Christianity. We do want to be better understood and appreciated for what and who we are, but we are not traditional Christians and have never claimed to be. We do in fact see ourselves as Christians with a difference. Mormonism professes to be restored Christianity, and its adherents believe that God has chosen to restore the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, and that the divine priesthood authority he received—the power and authority to act in the name of God, apostolic authority—has continued in rightful succession to modern apostles and prophets within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today.”

~Robert L. Millet, Coordinator, Office of Religious Outreach, Professor Emeritus of Religious Education, Brigham Young University

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2015/06/robert-bob-millett-gets-the-final-word-for-now/

Photo: Photograph of Joseph Smith, Jr. by Lucian Foster, 1843.
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