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Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity Community of Christ

Formerly: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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The RLDS (recently re-named to ''Community of Christ,'' is sect of Mormonism, which itself is a cult of Christianity. Theologically, the RLDS is considered to be a cult of Christianity as well.

According to Fraser, the RLDS should be classified as a cult for the reason that they deny all of the Christian doctrines.

Gordon Fraser says, ''The Reorganized Church makes an affirmation of the Christian belief regarding the Father, Son and Holy Spirit but have some reservations in accepting the doctrine of the Trinity as held by orthodox Christianity.''

As regards the doctrine of man, the RLDS are humanists. Man is naturally good but has a tendency toward evil. Man is capable of redeeming himself by following good. Of course, this is not a biblical doctrine (Romans 3).

The above tenets are just a few that place the RLDS into the false religious camp, especially since there is so much loyalty to their prophet, Joseph Smith, and Smith was a false prophet.
What about the RLDS?Off-site Link A brief overview of LDS vs. RLDS doctrines. By Watchman Fellowship
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Another way in which the Community of Christ places itself outside of orthodox, historical Christianity is its use of scripture other than the Bible:

Community of Christ recognizes three books of scripture: The Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. We believe in continuing revelation and an open canon of scripture.
Source: Frequently Asked QuestionsOff-site Link Community of Christ, Official Site





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