The RLDS (recently re-named to ''Community of Christ,'' is sect
, 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
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.
Another way in which the Community of Christ places itself outside of orthodox
, historical Christianity
is its use of scripture other than the Bible: