After drawing upon his experience, Mouw clearly states that he does not consider Mormonism to be a cult. He then goes on to say:
So are Mormons Christians? For me, that’s a complicated question.So while Mormonism is not a cult, Mouw cannot quite bring himself to acknowledge that they might be Christians, as they claim. He credits Mormons with moving in the right direction (i.e., closer to what he believes), but the differences remain too much for him to overcome.
My Mormon friends and I disagree on enough subjects that I am not prepared to say that their theology falls within the scope of historic Christian teaching. But the important thing is that we continue to talk about these things, and with increasing candor and mutual openness to correction.
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